At the beginning of each semester I do several Gaggle.net orientation sessions. Last year the kids weren't all that interested in blogging but for some reason this year they are really latching onto it. I want them to learn that blogging doesn't have to just be about "omg did you see what she was wearing?" and posting silly pictures; that it can lead to deeper self-understanding, a sense of community, and even a vehicle for change. Does anybody have suggestions for "safe" (read "not likely to contain profanity or offensive images"), well-written blogs for high schoolers to use as models?
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What is your school's policy regarding students bringing laptops to school? Are students allowed to bring them? If so, are they allowed to connect to the school's network (whether land-line or wireless)?
A student is beginning to voice opposition to not being allowed to use her laptop at school as well as not being able to connect to our school's (very limited) wireless Internet. Next semester I am going to be completing my internship for my MaEd - Instructional Technology, and I would like to make developing a laptop & wireless policy part of my internship, so any stores, suggestions, etc. from people with experience in this area would definitely be welcome.
One very valid point this student has made is that "CIPA requires schools and libraries using e-rate discounts to operate 'a technology protection measure with respect to any of its
computers with Internet access that protects against access through such computers
to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors," and that such a technology protection measure be employed "during any use of such computers by minors.' "
Where do student laptops fit?
(x-posted to techineducation