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  • I would like to draw your attention to tonights objectives. (Read Objectives) We will be referring back to these throughout the presentation. Just a quick show of hands, how many of you feel that personal technology devices are used appropriately in your schools? How many are aware of rules regarding the use of personal technology devices in schools?
  • These are the NETS we are addressing this evening. NETS for Teachers Section 4 a. and b. And NETS for Administrators Section 6 e.
  • First I would like to take a general poll of the devices you may use on a regular basis. I planned this to be a polling situation using Wimba polling but since that feature is not available today, I would like you to raise your hand as I call out each individual device. I will then add up the hands and write the number next to the device. If you own or use a cell phone, please raise your hand using the ‘raise hand icon’.(Add up and quickly add beside cell phone). If you own a PDA….etc. Does anyone have any devices they would like to add to this list. As you can see we as a small group we own many of these devices. If we were to take a poll of the devices our students have access too or use on a daily basis, I am sure we would notice that a majority of them have access to or have their own cell phones, iPods, MP3s, Digital Cameras…etc. Some may even have their own laptop computers and even possibly some of the other devices mentioned here. In addition is a High probability that students/teachers/administrators bring these devices to school. Whether they are in lockers, bookbags, purses, or left in cars.
  • The focus questions pertaining to the use of personal technology devices are ‘What is considered…… We will be focusing on several scenarios dealing with appropriate and inappropriate use of personal technology in schools. Second, ‘What guidelines….. This pertains to creating a policy very much like an AUP or even the inclusion of personal technology device guidelines in an AUP. In addition, who should create these guidelines….should it be at the district level …should it include just administrators or a committee of admins, teachers, parents, students. By a show of hands, who is aware of a personal technology device policy in their schools besides just a policy on the use of cell phones? In some cases, the decision is made to ban all personal technology devices.
  • The link I have included provides an interesting insight into the use of personal technology devices in schools. This article is on a website called eschoolnews.com. This is a great website as it pertains to the use of technology in k-20 schools. You do have to register to be able to view the entire website but registration is free. You can also subscribe to RSS feeds. I would like to look at just a small section of this article. (Pull up article on Screen) Can everyone see the article titled Banning School Technology: A bad idea? If you would please scroll down about halfway until you see three numbered bullets. These are the three types of reactions from educators to students about personal technology use. The first is called Banning Outright (Read aloud) The second is called The Walled Garden and the third is called The Jungle. By raising your hand, which of you feel your school falls into the ‘Banned Outright’ approach to technology? (clear hands) Which of you feel your school falls into the ‘Walled Garden’ category? Does anyone feel their school falls into the ‘Jungle’ category? (take into consideration if all hands have already been raised)
  • I would like for you to take a few moments and think about a time when you have seen personal technology being used inappropriately in your school by either students or faculty. This is set up to look like a Wimba polling screen but will not function as one. Please enter your responses in the chat box. (have a checklist of participants and wait for all to respond). *Briefly discuss the results.
  • The next two slides present 5 scenarios that deal with the use of personal technology devices within a school setting. Earlier emailed a handout containing a total of 17 scenarios involving personal technology devices…..there are highlighted on that document. Originally I had planned to use the Wimba polling feature. As an alternative, we will go through each scenario one at a time using the yes/no feature. I realize that many other factors may influence these situations and that they are not all cut and dry, but for tonight we will just focus on whether the scenarios are Appropriate (Yes) or Inappropriate (No). For scenario 1, please vote whether you feel it is appropriate (yes) or Inappropriate (no). Discuss results. (tie into Banned outright, Walled Garden, Jungle) *continue for scenarios 2-5. #1 what about a sick child #2 what about the internet capabilities ; in addition, if this were to occur I would think the school would be considered a ‘walled garden’ or ‘jungle’ approach to technology. #3 what about a ‘jungle’ school …I will be showing an example of a ‘jungle’ school policy in a few slides from now.
  • #4 It depends what she is listening to as e-books can be put onto iPods. Jungle #5 Depends on whether or not this is a Jungle school or a banned outright situation.
  • Earlier I mentioned as one of the objectives and then again as a focus question…’ What guidelines should be created to ensure appropriate use of personal technology in schools? Who should create the guidelines?’ Lets look at some categories that could be included when developing a Personal Technology Policy? I am going to ask several questions pertaining to each bulleted point. Please type your answer in the chat box or raise your hand to contribute verbally. If I see your hand raised I will call on you to respond. 1.What would you consider appropriate or productive uses of personal technology in schools today? Possible answers….reading e-books during silent reading time, using Personal Laptops to research information for projects. 2.What would you consider inappropriate uses to include in a Personal Technology Policy regarding these devices? Ie. Illegally downloading information, plagiarizing, harassing other students, posting inappropriate pictures Last we need to look at what are possible consequences for policy violations? LIGHT BULB QUESTION? Removal of student’s privilege to use devices in school? If so, for how long? Do we give the student a referral, possible suspension from school? Who makes that decision? Is there a committee put together of teachers, parents, administrators, and other students?
  • In many instances, I was unable to find guidelines for the use of personal technology devices included in school AUPs. Actually, my local school district’s AUP is severely outdated….circa late 1980’s. When you get a chance, take a look at your districts AUP, see if it includes the use of personal technology devices and also check to see when it was created or updated. I am certain that most of the new personal technology devices we are seeing today were developed and mainstreamed in the late 90’s to present day. Technology has certainly decreased in size and has become much more portable. I have included two examples of updated AUP’s in this slide that contain a section on Personal Technology devices. The first is from a district in Oregon. *pull up as web document shown on slide* ½ down ….section on use of personal technology devices in school (appropriate and inappropriate). WALLED GARDEN OR JUNGLE The second AUP is from Los Angeles Unified School District. Look on Left side of page, content outline. Shows different areas included in the AUP including an electronics policy which is the page you are viewing now. This policy states they do not want these types of devices brought to school for fear of loss, theft, or damage. What type of school do you think this would be considered according the article we looked at earlier? The three choices were BANNED OUTRIGHT, the walled garden, and the jungle. I have also included a link to a school district in Maine that has a separate policy the use of mobile technology devices. No personal technology denial …no appropriate or inappropriate uses…etc. Three types of technology: non-internet accessible, internet accessible, those who wish to access the schools network. I found this policy to be unique in that it allows the students to actually access the school’s network with permission. On the next slide is an adaptation of that particular school’s application form. WALLED GARDEN OR JUNGLE?
  • Here is an adaptation of a Personal Technology Device Application form taken from one of the links I shared on a previous slide. Notice that students at this school are allowed to bring in personal technology devices but must have a form on file. Also note that students are allowed access to the school’s server/Internet service as long as they follow the school’s policies or AUP. Approval is needed from Parents, Technology Department and administrators.
  • Should teachers and administrators be held to the same policy standards as students? Why or Why not? I see that you think they should be held to the same standards, would you like to expand upon that? I see you think they should not be held to the same standards, would you like to expand upon that? Should teachers model appropriate behaviors? Children look to us to model appropriate behaviors, if we use technology inappropriately, then they may feel it is fine for them to do the same.
  • As a form of assessing this workshop today, I would like you to take a moment to fill out the following questionnaire. On Wimba polling, this would be considered a Quiz and would only show the results to me (anonymously). I would have you rank the first four components from 1-5 as shown in the box on the right and then respond to the one open ended response question. In this case, since we do not have Wimba polling access, I would like you to send me an email with what you thought worked or what I could improve upon if I were to present this again.
  • I would like to thank you for attending and actively participating in my presentation tonight. I appreciate you taking time out of your Friday evening to join me. I hope I created some things for you to think about in regards to appropriate and inappropriate uses of personal technology devices in schools. Are there any comments or do you have any questions?
  • Digital rights and responsibilities

    1. 1. <ul><li>Digital Rights and </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>By Liz Futch </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Participants will determine what is appropriate and inappropriate use of personal technology in regard to its use at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants will offer guidelines for appropriate personal technology use in school. </li></ul>Objectives:
    3. 3. NETS Addressed NETS*T IV. a. advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources b. address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies and providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources NETS*A VI. e. participate in the development of policies that clearly enforce copyright law and assign ownership of intellectual property developed with district resources.
    4. 4. My Personal Technology Devices <ul><li>Which of the following personal technology devices do you use? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDA (personal digital assistant with or without Internet Capability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPods or iTouch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Camera or Video Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kindle (wireless portable reading device with Internet capability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackberry </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Focus Questions <ul><li>What is considered appropriate and inappropriate use of personal technology in school settings? </li></ul><ul><li>What guidelines should be created to ensure appropriate use of personal technology in schools? Who should create the guidelines? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Banning All Personal Devices Conference News - Banning school technology: A bad idea ? <ul><li>3 Types of Reactions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banning Outright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Walled Garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Jungle </li></ul></ul>eSchool News eSchool News Online connects you to all the latest news, information, and resources on how today's K-20 educators are using technology to improve school management and student learning.
    7. 7. List one way you see personal technology being used inappropriately in your school by either students or faculty. Please Respond and Click Submit
    8. 8. <ul><li>1. A teacher leaves her cell phone on during the day and accepts phone calls during class time. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Appropriate ( √ Yes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Inappropriate (X No) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2. A student uses a Kindle to read an e-book during silent reading time. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Appropriate ( √ Yes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Inappropriate (X No) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3. A student brings her personal laptop to school and logs on to the school network to do research for a project. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Appropriate ( √ Yes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Inappropriate (X No) </li></ul></ul></ul>Please rank the following scenarios from 1-5 (1-appropriate; 5-inappropriate)
    9. 9. <ul><li>4. A student listens to her iPod while in class working on an assignment. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Appropriate ( √ Yes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Inappropriate (X No) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>5. A student claiming to feel ill is denied a call to her parents by the school nurse. On the way back to class, she uses her cell phone to call her mother at work to come check her out of school. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Appropriate ( √ Yes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Inappropriate (X No) </li></ul></ul></ul>Please rank the following scenarios from 1-5 (1-appropriate; 5-least appropriate)
    10. 10. What should be included in a Personal Technology Policy? <ul><li>Appropriate Use </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate Use </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences </li></ul>Who should makes these guidelines and who enforces the consequences?
    11. 11. AUPs and Personal Technology Devices <ul><li>Should AUPs address Personal Technology Devices? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of AUPs with Personal Technology Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Appropriate Use Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Arleta High S.M.A.R.T. - LAUSD Electronics Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Should a separate policy be created to set guidelines for personal technology devices? </li></ul><ul><li>Example of a separate policy </li></ul><ul><li>Student Personal Mobile Technology Device Guidelines </li></ul>
    12. 13. Yes or No? <ul><li>Should teachers and administrators be held to the same guidelines or standards as students in regard to the use of personal technology devices in school? ( √) Yes or (X) No </li></ul><ul><li> Why or Why Not? </li></ul><ul><li>Should we, as teachers and administrators, model </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate use of personal technology devices? </li></ul>
    13. 14. Workshop Evaluation Would you recommend this workshop to your colleagues? Why or Why not? Please rank the following workshop components on a scale of 1-5 5-Outstanding 4- Excellent 3-Good 2- Fair 1-Poor ___ Facilitator's knowledge of subject matter ___   Facilitator's preparedness of materials    ___   Relevance to participant's needs ___   Ease of participating via media provided Please Respond and Click Submit
    14. 15. <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul><ul><li>By Liz Futch </li></ul>

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