The following activity was designed for a graduate-level superintendent certification class.
The very nature of technology today is exceedingly fluid.
First, discuss the nuances between Google tools (blogger, Sites, Docs, YouTube etc.), social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and Web 2.0 applications (Glogster, Animoto, Toondoo). How are they similar? How are they different?
Next, consider how the use of these digital age learning tools relate to the following legal considerations:
- Intellectual property
- Pupil records (assessment records)
- Disclosure of disability
- Security of the information collected
- Retention/deletion of the records/information
- Publishing of the information to a wider audience
- Right to privacy
- Endorsement (vs. disagreement or no expressed opinion)
Select one of the following AUPs.
Rate the degree to which your policy addresses the specific differences between the types of digital-age learning tools (above)?
Does your AUP address the legal considerations (above)? To what extent do they balance the educational need to leverage technology for powerful learning experiences with the legal need to comply with law and protect the teacher/school from liability?
Be prepared to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your given AUP.
Forsyth County Schools, their video here.
Bellingham Public Schools
Barrington Public Schools
Duxbury School District
Littleton Public Schools: Student Use, Staff Use, Copyright/Fair Use
Burlington Public Schools
Science Leadership Academy
CoSN's Acceptable Use Policies
WASB's Updating Student Internet Acceptable Use Policies
Los Angeles Unified School District: Social Media for Employees
WASB's Staff and Student Instructional Use of Social Media
Mike Julka at SLATE in 2010
Legal Issues Relating to Technology in Our Schools from WASDA on Vimeo.
Mike Julka's NOTES
BYOD and Security
Moving Forward with BYOD
BYOD Questions to Consider
Sample Policy and Considerations
Wisconsin Records Retention Laws
Wisconsin Records Retention Schedule for School Districts
Credit: Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, CoSN