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ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY HELEN CATONE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST WITH MARISA HARRIOTT Panther Run Elementary
Purpose of Family Technology Night Introduce Technology Specialist Clarify School Board of Broward County Internet Use Policy (Policy 5306) How the policy applies to Internet use in the classroom Review School Website Teacher Presentation Internet use in the classroom Internet use at home
Technology Guidelines According to the School Board of Broward County’s Policy 5306 – Internet Use Policy: Computers and networks must be used to improve student learning and performance. Use of computers and online communication must be related to educational activities. Students shall not engage in any chat rooms or instant messaging programs. Students must not download and install any games or unapproved software
Technology Guidelines Students must respect the fact that computers and equipment are shared devices and use them appropriately. Students must not access or distribute offensive or obscene material. Students must not use any form of technology to bully another student or staff member. Students shall not infiltrate systems or attempt to spread computer viruses. Using technology to alter information is a felony. Students must adhere to laws regarding copyright.
Monitoring Technology Usage Firewalls and filters are in place to help with monitoring students use of the Internet. Teachers are monitoring students Internet usage. Teachers will keep a log of computer activity by each student.
Consequences for Non-compliance Inappropriate use of Computers or Networks Documentation on TERMS 1 st offense: Loss of privilege 2 nd offense: Removal from class 3 rd offense: In-school suspension (6-10 days) Illegal use of Computers or Networks Documentation on TERMS Immediate Notification Form submitted to SIU Report to local law enforcement 1 st offense: Out-of-school suspension: 10 days
Panther Run Elementary School Website Please visit our website www.pantherrun.com www.pantherrun.com There are many things you can access from our website Administration Faculty & Staff Calendar Lunch Menu PTA, SAC & SAF Parents Zone Newsletter Volunteer School Board Kids Zone
Panther Run Elementary School Website Faculty & Staff – links to teacher web pages Lunch Menu Prices Free and reduced lunch information PTA, SAC & SAF PTA membership form Volunteer information School Advisory Council meeting times Fundraiser information
Panther Run Elementary School Website Parents Zone Registration information On-Line school payments Attendance Policy SBBC Policies District wide grading scale Panther Run boundary map Virtual Counselor B.E.E.P. On-Line Textbooks Accelerated Reader Riverdeep FCAT Explorer Homework Strategies FCAT Guide Dress code After School Child Care and many, many more resources
Panther Run Elementary School Website Kids Zone Educational links galore On-Line reading lists and activities E-Textbooks Sunshine Math Superstars worksheets
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Mrs. Harriott’s Informational Session Introduction Computer use expectations Internet activities for the year Internet use at home
Do’s Don’ts Use the internet to access academic websites Use the Internet to keep in touch with key pals Respect the privacy of others Ask the teacher for permission to visit websites that are not pre-approved No food or drink is allowed near or around computers Students cannot access the Internet without teacher permission No “free surfing” allowed at any time Students are not allowed to change any of the computer settings Folders found on the computer are private and should not be accessed Only class related items should be printed No Internet chatting or instant messaging Playing games is not allowed unless directed by a teacher No downloading games, music, or programs Technology usage in the classroom
Classroom Internet Activities
Websites used in classroom and home FCAT Explorer - http://www.fcatexplorer.com/http://www.fcatexplorer.com/ Riverdeep - http://riverdeeplms4.broward.k12.fl.us/lms http://riverdeeplms4.broward.k12.fl.us/lms Accelerated Reader - https://hosted123.renlearn.com/386398/HomeCon nect/Login.aspx https://hosted123.renlearn.com/386398/HomeCon nect/Login.aspx
Internet Use at Home Children should be closely supervised Add parental controls Consider downloading an Internet filter Net Nanny CYBERsitter Safe Eyes Create an online safety pledge Kids pledge - http://www.safekids.com/contract_kid.htmhttp://www.safekids.com/contract_kid.htm Parents pledge - http://www.safekids.com/contract_parent.htm http://www.safekids.com/contract_parent.htm
Links to promote Internet awareness Internet glossary - http://www.kaboose.com/gloss.html http://www.kaboose.com/gloss.html Internet safety game - http://www.att.com/Common/images/safety/game. html http://www.att.com/Common/images/safety/game. html Parent information – http://www.wiredsafety.org/http://www.wiredsafety.org/
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