How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School http://www.edutopia.org/social-media-guidelines-resource-guide How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School
What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning?
Schools and districts around the country (USA) are starting to put social media policies and guidelines in place to support this learning while taking appropriate precautions against misuse.
Download this guide for the seven steps -- and a roundup of valuable resources -- you need to help safely bring social media into your school or classroom.
AUP for iPads : Posters http://bit.ly/YUyofN AUP for iPads : Posters
Are you using iPad with your younger grade students ?
If yes, have you provided them a with guideline sheet on the acceptable use of this device in the classroom ? I am thinking you already did but Sandy has another smart idea. Knowing that she went through a lot of shouting and headaches over the use of iPad with her elementary students, Sandy created an " acceptable Use Policy " poster and used it on her classroom rules board so students can refer back to it during the whole year.
Acceptable Use Policy For Classroom iPads http://bit.ly/19z3XCa A Printable Acceptable Use Policy For Classroom iPads
If you’ve got a 1:1 iPad classroom or have at least one iPad being used by students, then you need an acceptable use policy. What might that entail, you ask? Well I’m so pleased you ask! Basically, it’s an agreement by the user (students, teachers, admins, whoever) to handle the iPad with care and return it just like they found it. Simple as that.
Lucky for you, there’s a printable PDF available here and embedded below that enumerates the various ways someone should use the iPad. It is a pretty general acceptable use policy for iPads and seems (to me at least) that it’d be perfect for a K-12 classroom.
Are Acceptable Use Policies Acceptable Or Of Any Use? http://bit.ly/183efae Are Acceptable Use Policies Acceptable Or Of Any Use?
Acceptable Use Forms : Praire South School #AUP http://www.prairiesouth.ca/staff/forms.html - Acceptable Use of Computers - Staff
- Responsible Computer Use (Students)
- Acceptable Use of Computers - Community Groups
- Microsoft Home Use Program for Staff
- Student PC Application Form
Social Media Usage for the LWHS Community http://www.lwhs.org/socialmedia Social Media Usage for the LWHS Community
The way we communicate with each other is an extension of our school’s values, creating an inclusive community with many voices. Since what we share has an impact, we ask you to maintain a respectful approach to sharing relevant content and comments.
Guidelines and Policies : Apps User Group http://bit.ly/VXGxKG Guidelines and Policies : Apps User Group
Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy
Guidelines for proper use of student email accounts
Student Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Policy
Social Media Policies in Australia http://bit.ly/Sx5qkT Social Media Policies and Guidelines in Australia
Created by Kristen Morgan ... public Google Doc. "I have created a public google document spreadsheet to get an idea about what's out there in terms of social media policies, guidelines and social media spaced for Government Education Departments, Early Childhood, Schools and Vocational Education providers and where I could I've tried to associate each policy, guideline or social media presence with a (Australian) Department and State."
The AUP of the Future http://taffee.edublogs.org/2010/12/03/the-aup-of-the-future/ The AUP of the Future "Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) are approaching the length of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, each technical innovation generating a new entry for the list.
I have determined, therefore, that we simply fast-forward our thinking and create an AUP that is simple, flexible, and timeless. Here it is ... "
How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School http://www.edutopia.org/how-to-create-social-media-guidelines-school How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School
Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff. In my work with several districts to draft these documents, I have seen many approaches that work well, and some that don't.
A plan with students to use cell phones http://bit.ly/wU2GMo Creating a plan with students to use cell phones for learning
Want to integrate cell phones into learning? You can involve your students with this planning lesson where students will focus on cell phones as learning tools. With an overview of the educational uses of cell phones (the Gr8 8, below), students will determine how they will choose to use their cell phones for educational purposes. Contracts for tools will be developed by students and the result will be a plan for educational uses of cell phones.
New Canaan Public Schools AUP http://bit.ly/sIzswJ New Canaan Public Schools AUP
This policy is made available to parents so that they can partner with the schools to maintain appropriate standards. Parents
may use the Opt Out Form to request their child not have access to the ICT resources.
AUPs in Context pdf http://bit.ly/puqEY2 AUPs in Context
Although primarily a tool for schools
and other settings providing online services to children and young people, the key principles of the AUP can also be shared with parents and carers and provide a shared expectation of the behaviours children must adopt whenever, and wherever, they are using technology.
Effective AUPs will become increasingly important as a tool to promote safe and responsible behaviours in using technology both at school and in the home.
This document therefore aims to help schools and other providers of education and services to children and young people to develop effective AUPs within a framework of wider e-safety measures, within their local context.
World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy http://www.techlearning.com/article/Blogs/39012 World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy
By blocking students from the digital world, the jobs of administrators and educators are made easier, but if people became teachers, education leaders or parents because it was easy, they’ve selected the wrong profession.
While it is true that banning is an easy way out, doing so is short sighted and not visionary. It does not approach the innovative status that we hear so much about.
CoSN Unveils Web 2.0 Acceptable Use Guide http://bit.ly/iks4cC CoSN Unveils Web 2.0 Acceptable Use Guide
Acceptable Use Policies in Web 2.0 & Mobile Era
The Consortium for School Networking on Friday unveiled a guide for schools to follow when redrawing their Internet acceptable use policies to account for the proliferation of Web 2.0 technologies and mobile devices.
Information and communications technologies (ICT) policies in schools have two dimensions. One is to ensure that students are protected from pernicious materials on the Internet. The other is to enable student access to the extensive resources on the Internet for learning and teaching. While these two dimensions are not intrinsically in conflict, in actuality, such can become the case.
Using Facebook in the Classroom http://www.heppell.net/facebook_in_school/ Using Facebook in the Classroom
Whether it is Facebook, MSN Messenger, Bebo, iChat, Skype, YouTube or any other form of social networking - we know our young people are, and will be, using it.
So, before we can fully embrace social media in the classroom, we need a few simple Dos and Don'ts and some common sense ...
This page would be useful if you are writing an AUP for Facebook in a school.
TDSB Facebook Comment and Posting Guidelines http://bit.ly/d5EMJU Toronto District School Board: TDSB Facebook Comment and Posting Guidelines
We want to encourage open and engaging conversation, but here’s the thing – we need you to keep it family friendly. Yes, we’re operating an open forum here on Facebook, but please be respectful of our incredibly diverse community and keep your posts productive and constructive.
Code of Online Conduct http://bit.ly/cijJpt Code of Online Conduct
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Google for schools privacy http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/privacy.html Google explaining their privacy practices for schools using gmail and apps
Our business is built on your trust. We recognize that schools expect us to properly secure their data and respect the privacy of their information.
We therefore take data security and privacy very seriously.
Google Apps is designed to provide your educational institutions with a safe, reliable platform for its data -- offering better security and reliability than most schools could achieve on their own.
Responsible Use Policy at BGA http://bit.ly/671RW1 Responsible Use Policy at Battle Ground Academy
Battle Ground Academy provides technology resources with a firm belief that the educational advantages outweigh the potential for misuse. In return, BGA expects students to exercise appropriate personal responsibility in their use of these resources ...
School AUP 2.0 http://landmark-project.com/aup20/pmwiki.php School AUP 2.0
This is a dynamic document designed to support teachers, school media specialists, and education leaders in developing, maintaining, and enforcing policies designed to:
1. Promote the most effective, productive, and instructionally sound uses of digital, networked, and abundant information environments.
2. Provide safe digital environments for learners and to instill safe practices and habits among the learning community.
This wiki site will serve as a launchpad to other documents and communities seeking to provide guidance in acceptable use policy development and also as an incubator for ideas related to issues, document structures, new problems and opportunities, and maintenance.
Social Networking Acceptable Use Policy http://k12wiki.wikispaces.com/Social+Networking+Acceptable+Use Social Networking Acceptable Use Policy "Schools are grappling with issues where students are capturing video, photos, and audio via cell phones and ipods at school and then posting these captures of other students and/or teachers to social networking sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Google Video, and Myspace while at home.
Many of us are striving to update our acceptable use policies as they relate to social networking sites.
Please help us edit and modify a working acceptable use policy for social networking that can be shared with other K12 educators.!"
Acceptable use kits for schools http://tinyurl.com/cq73e8 Acceptable use kits for schools | Primary and Secondary School Internet and Mobile Acceptable Use Kit | Consent for publication forms | Student images, privacy and copyright | Website currency and quality assurance checklist | Parent/Guardian consent for using a student's work | Copyright frequently asked questions |
Brilliant set of AUPs from State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)
AUP for Students using Second Life http://pacificrimx.wordpress.com/students/ AUP for Students using Second Life
Pacific Rim Exchange (PacRimX) Island is a place where all students should feel welcomed. As with other online communities, this means establishing a few basic rules of courtesy.
All residents of PacRimX are responsible for knowing and understanding the rules of the island. Information about this project can be found at this blog:
Internet Access Guidelines AUP http://www.tnellen.com/school/mbhs_aup.html Internet Access Guidelines ... Murry Bergtraum High School
MBHS is pleased to provide you with access to the Internet, email and digital communications. For those new to this technology, the Internet is a powerful, world wide computer network that can be used to send electronic mail, to view and display text, still and moving images, and sound on the World Wide Web, or to post messages to bulletin boards or chat rooms. Internet technology changes constantly. As the Internet changes, MBHS policy will change. The following guidelines will provide you with basic information about your rights and responsibilities as a User of MBHS's Internet facilities.
Internet Usage Permission Form http://www.tnellen.com/school/permissionslip.html Internet Usage Permission Form
With your permission your young adult will be able to access the Internet at school as part of their class instruction. Below are the rules for use at the school. Please read before you consider granting permission.
Acceptable Internet Use Policy Form http://tinyurl.com/66th8u Acceptable Internet Use Policy Form
Use this printable sample policy form to create an Internet Use Policy for your school.
From Family Education
Whole school responsibilities and AUPs (UK) http://tinyurl.com/5d8hh4 Whole school responsibilities and acceptable use policies
The requirement to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely is addressed as part of the wider duty of care to which all who work in schools are bound.
A framework of internet safety, or acceptable use, policies can help to ensure safe and appropriate use.
Headteachers, with the support of governors, should take a lead in embedding safe internet practices into the culture of the school, while a designated senior management role of internet safety coordinator can assist with co-ordinating internet safety activities on a day-to-day basis.
Computer and Internet Acceptable Conduct AUP http://www.woodward.edu/students/policie_agreement.asp Computer and Internet Acceptable Conduct and Use Agreement AUP
Please Note: When a student signs the agreement individually or in a handbook, it is also referring to this Academy policy. The Federal Law Appendix at the bottom of this document. Starting with the 2007-08 school year, this agreement is included in the student handbooks for the Upper School.
Woodward Academy provides a wide array of technology resources for student use. This agreement, along with the student handbook for each school, outlines appropriate use and prohibited activities when using technology resources. Every student is expected to follow all guidelines stated below, as well as those given orally by the staff, and to demonstrate good citizenship and ethical behavior at all times.
In accepting this agreement, students acknowledge the following rules and conditions:
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