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Seminar Feedback and Chat Comments
- Thanks for this, Frederick… Came through a couple of months’ late last year nightmare with a student posting vile stuff… Fortunately, had supportive Admin/Faculty team… Just downloaded your Kindle Version C4E 2.0 off Amazon… Is there a 3.0 update I missed?
- Thank you so much for sharing this important information!! 🙂
- great quick summary. thanks
- Thank you Mr. Lane
- Thank you very informative
- No questions…just wanted to say mahalo! Awesome information; thank you!!!
- Thank you, Mr. Lane! This was all very informative. You did a great job outlining safeguards for teachers to protect their students and themselves.
- Thank you so much for this informative session!
- Thank you so very much – that was VERY informative. The information made me paranoid but aware!! I greatly appreciated all of this information – I’ll be looking forward to your book!
- Thank you, very informative
- Shane Asseltine: “It is important to note that the HIDOE Student Publication/Audio/Video Release Form does not provide you with permission to share on a personal account.”
- Shane Asseltine: “When you click accept the Terms or EULA on a program for your students without parent consent or a DSA, you are putting student PII at risk. When in doubt check with DGA.”
- Shane Asseltine: “Within HIDOE, the only person on campus that can sign a contract is the principal. EULA and Terms are contracts. Ask the school Tech Coordinator, admin, Complex Area Support or Data Governance. CC the administrator on any subsequent communications as well.”
- Mike D’Amico: “Careful yall- mics are on and we can hear some interesting conversations”
- Derek Bishop: “A teacher next door to me in Oxnard CA was found to be a retired porn star. It became a problem. News stations outside the school every day. I think she was put on leave. Not sure what happened after that.”
- MaliaLee Akutagawa: “If students are on the school network on their personal device according to the TRUG: ‘Students shall have no expectation of privacy in their use [of the] HIDOE network'”
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Seminar Questions and Answers
Q. What would you do with students who use their phones in the classroom?
A. Device use in classrooms is a challenging issue. Increasingly, schools are relying on student devices to help supplement pedagogical goals — looking up information, taking surveys, reading texts, etc. And of course, parents want to be able to reach their children quickly if something goes wrong. The best approach is for schools to have an ongoing dialogue with staff and parents about how mobile devices should be used in the classroom (uses may change over time) and what limitations (if any) should be observed. The privilege of using a mobile device in school comes with the responsibility to use it appropriately and respectfully (which is an aspect of digital citizenship).
Q. What is your vision of technology in school for the near future?
Q. Many of our elementary students are using social media with their personal devices at home, but conflicts from those posts have seeped in to the classroom. What can teachers do or say to these students and parents?
Q. There has been a trend with “exposing” accounts on social media that students have been creating. These accounts are aimed to highlight embarrassing photos received from peers. It has been difficult to find a lead as to who “runs” the account. Any guidance you might be able to share about addressing this issue?
Q. If a student causes damage in a classroom, should a teacher take a picture of it and use it to show to the parent?
A. It is fine (and probably advisable) for a teacher to take a photo of any classroom damage caused by a student. When taking the photo, the teacher should be careful to avoid including any personal identifying information in the photo if possible. I would also recommend sharing the photo with an administrator or building supervisor and discussing the situation before contacting the parent(s). Lastly, it’s a good idea to make sure that an administrator or building supervisor sits in on any meeting with the parent(s) to discuss allegations of property damage or other misconduct.
Q. Advice on the use of personal vs. school provided cell phones.
A. In general, teachers should use their personal devices for personal affairs and school-issued devices for professional work. Teachers should keep in mind that their personal devices can be searched by school officials under certain circumstances (although generally a warrant is required to do so). There is a good paper on the subject that was presented at the 2018 School Law Seminar in San Antonio, TX.
Q. As a former high-school teacher I have seen how mean kids can be toward teachers in an online environment. As a new tech coordinator at a K-6 school, I wonder how risks for our teachers are different? Is it mainly parent/families that teachers need to be aware of?