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  • The Legal Digital Classroom
    • What you should know about technology integration in the classroom
  • Legal Issues with Technology
  • CIPA: Children’s Internet Protection Act
    • All Public School Systems must have a specific technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, and harmful to minors.
    • All students using the internet at school must sign (and their parents must also sign) an Acceptable Use Policy.
    • All computer use must be monitored at all times (No open labs)
      • Chat rooms must be monitored for every message sent
      • Email must be monitored for every message sent.
    • More information about CIPA:
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  • Take the 4 question Fair Use Quiz View slide
  • Digital ONLY
    • Public
    • Outside of Classroom
    • Internet
    • Private (Fair use)
    • In classroom
    • Intranet/Password Protected
  • Fairuse Multimedia
    • Pictures and Images
    • Sound Effects
    • Music
  • Liability with Copyright
    • " School districts are liable for any copyright violations committed by their staff, and the area with the greatest potential for liability is the district's public Web site"
    • Nancy Willard from education World.
  • Checking for copyright infringement of your work online
    • Google Alerts (sends you an email anytime your name appears on the internet--this is how others find out your are copyrighting THEIR material as well)
  • Help your students understand copyright
    • Be a role model. Let your students know about how you try to stay within copyright guidelines throughout the entire school year!
    • Help your students learn about the value of created works and develop respect for the creators by discussing the importance of such works on the advancement of society.
    • Teach your students to request permission when in doubt about the status of a particular work or the appropriateness of their use of that work.
      • Top Ten Tips for Asking for Permission
  • Creative Commons Copyright License your student’s work and respect those that use Creative Commons Example: Flickr Advanced Search
  • Internet Safety
  • Internet/Mobile Safety
    • Nothing is SAFE that is not password protected
    • Everything is Archived
    • No email, text message, phone call, chat room, password protected site is 100% safe from outsiders!
  • Internet Safety for Kids
    • Lesson Plans for Teachers on Cybersmart
    • Filtered Free email and blog accounts for students
    • Custom Search Engine with Google
  • Parent Resources
    • your kids do NOT have a right to privacy when it comes to internet or computer use, and you as a parent have a right and a responsibility to see to it that they're not getting into anything they shouldn't be getting into.
    • "The Court previously took judicial notice that every computer is manufactured with an on/off switch, that parents may utilize, in the end, to control the information which comes into their home via the Internet."
    • ~ Judge Arthur J. Tarnow, in Cyberspace v. Engler
    • Internet Safe Sites for Parent Information
  • Student Internet Safety Guidelines
    • 1. I will never post any information more personal than my first name nor will I post pictures of myself.
    • 2. I will not plagiarize, instead I will expand on others' ideas and give credit where it is due.
    • 3. I will use language appropriate for school.
    • 4. I will not insult my fellow students or their writing.
    • 5. I will only post pieces that I am comfortable with everyone seeing; other pieces I will keep as drafts.
    • 6. I will not be afraid to express my ideas, while not overgeneralizing or making derogatory/inflammatory remarks; any posts or edits on controversial issues must either be submitted to Mr. Wilkoff prior to posting or be a part of a classroom project/question which addresses controversial issues.
    • 7. I will use constructive/productive/purposeful criticism, supporting any idea, comment, or critique I have with evidence.
    • 8 . I will take all online content creation seriously, posting only things that are meaningful and taking my time when I write.
    • 9. I will try to spell everything correctly.
    • 10. I will not use my public writing (blog posts, comments, discussion topics, wiki edits) as a chat room, instead, I will save IM language for private conversations.
    • 11. I will not bully others in my blog posts or in my comments.
    • 12. I will never access another student's account in order to pose as them or look at their personal content, but I will advise them when they haven't logged out of their computer from my own account.
    • 13. I will be proactive in monitoring the comments that others leave on my blog, utilizing the comment blacklist if necessary.
    • 14. I will personalize my blog and keep my writing authentic, while taking responsibility for anything blogged in my name.
    • 15. I will not provoke other students in my blog posts or comments.
    • 16. I will use my online content as an extension of the classroom, and in doing so, I will leave anything that unsaid in the classroom unsaid online.
    • 17. I will only post photos which are school appropriate and either in the creative commons or correctly cited.
    • 18. I will not spam (including, but not limited to meaningless messages, mass messages, and repetitive messages)
    • 19. I will only post comments on posts that I have fully read, rather than just skimmed.
    • 20. I will respect the public nature of online information, and in doing so, I will respect the wishes of my fellow students for keeping their information (full name, compromising stories, etc.) private.