If your students work online in your classroom, they need to be very aware of the classroom expectations for their technology use. In this video tutorial, you will learn a methodical, thorough process for developing the online work rules with your students and aligning them with established policies. The tutorial author also offers tips for implementing the expectations, including being proactive by teaching students cyber safety and cyber etiquette.
This 9-page guide has so much helpful information in regard to protecting students in their online work. There is a brief discussion of CIPA and COPPA, an explanation of the differences between acceptable use and responsible use, and links to additional resources and samples of policies. Being able to implement a responsible use policy is particularly important in BYOD environments, where the teacher does not have control over student devices.
Many schools are beginning to move from an acceptable use policy (which is more restrictive) to a responsible use policy. With a responsible use policy, individual teachers have more control over the resources that students can use by opening the set filters wider and teaching students how to engage appropriately as digital citizens. This type of policy also helps remind students that access to online resources at school is a privilege, not a right.
Does your school have an acceptable use policy for online work? An acceptable use policy is one that focuses on the access of students to the internet. The policy should address safety and security, unauthorized internet access, unauthorized disclosure of personal information, and how students will be restricted from accessing harmful material. This video tutorial includes a sample acceptable use policy and templates for creating one.
This short wiki has three very informative documents on CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA. They are infographics - teacher-friendly guides to these important laws. The infographics include requirements of the laws, guidelines for teachers, and tips and tricks for ensuring that everyone is complying with these to protect students.
With more and more technology available for student use in the classroom, teachers and administrators are concerned about student safety online. In this video tutorial, you will learn about the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) and the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). These laws provide guidelines for schools in providing maximum protection for students from online predators, cyberbullying, etc., and how to help students protect their personal information.