The school of one minute from now will be an information hub--a complex, omni-directional experience involving thinking, reading, and writing. These are some thoughts on how to make the schools of Missoula part of this vision.
The Bloggers' FAQ on Student Blogging addresses legal issues arising from student blogging. It focuses on blogging by high school (and middle school) students, but also contains information for college students.
Virginia K-12 educators and students use instructional resources via LAN, WAN, the Internet, and other electronic devices. Administrators, teachers, library media specialists, and students must monitor the use of technologies for grade-level and content appropriateness, ethics, and safety.
This week, I spent some time exploring Acceptable Use Policies from schools around the country and found that an alarming number of them were somewhere between excessively prohibitive and just plain silly. In a world where technology has become a part of virtually every thing we do, it seems almost absurd to still think of technology use policies as separate from the everyday policies that govern behavior and learning activities. If something is wrong; it’s wrong regardless of the tool we use to carry out the act.
So, it got me to thinking…what if we carried the theme of creating a separate set of rules for other essential learning tools…