Presentation on theme: "Smart Technology Policy for Districts Dennis Small, Director of Educational Technology, OSPI WSSDA Conference November 22, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Smart Technology Policy for Districts Dennis Small, Director of Educational Technology, OSPI WSSDA Conference November 22, 2013
The concept for an electronic resources policy is this simple. Expectations for student and staff behavior online are no different than face-to-face interactions.
Let’s Take a Closer Look at the Points That Make Smart Network Policy for Districts
Network Use Agreement
Agreement should detail… Correct and incorrect use of the district network and its peripherals Consequences if a student or staff member breaches the agreement Every student and staff member must sign a network use agreement.
The big idea here… Prevent the view and download of obscene, racist, hateful or violent content. Filtering software is mandatory.
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that educational organizations block all child pornography and obscene visual depictions. Local determination governs the restrictions on other potentially objectionable material. Filtering software complies with federal law.
You must teach Internet safety to staff, kids and families. Provide educational content related to Internet safety for use across grade levels Provide training for staff and families. Cyber bullying — awareness and response Safe activity on social media sites and chat rooms Why staff and students must not divulge personal information about themselves — and others — over the web Who to notify should they encounter dangerous or inappropriate content or messages in any online environment
a.They get permission b.The device is equipped with up-to- date virus software and a compatible, properly configured network card. Students and staff can connect their own devices IF… District has the authority to confiscate any unauthorized devices and take disciplinary action.
Supervision & Monitoring
Every staff member who supervises/observes students or is responsible for computing equipment must make a reasonable effort to monitor online activity. Which means staff must make a reasonable effort to become... Knowledgeable stewards of the equipment Effective teachers of Internet safety Sharp-eyed monitors of student behavior online Supervision and monitoring are mandatory.
Who Owns the Content?
Teacher-developed content could be in the public domain, or owned by the teacher or the district. Follow your collective bargaining agreements.
If a student creates content as part of a regular instructional program, it belongs to him or her — unless the student works for the school and is paid for this work. Students own their own work.
Make sure everyone follows this law — Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA. Student data is confidential. Applies to any educational organization that gets money from USDOE.
Let’s Take a Look at Two Districts with Smart Network Policy
Shoreline │ Vancouver
Smart Network Policy in the K-12 Environment Can Have Lasting Value
Technologically fluent citizens participate in a satisfying and effective way in the digital environment. Their civil life engages a variety of online platforms safely and with integrity. Technologically fluent citizens recognize that any content they post online is public and permanent, and can have a long-term impact on life and career.
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