EdTech Devices at _______ (school name)

Administrative ~ Teacher ~ Student ~ Parent

User Agreements 2015-2016

In today’s classroom, learning extends well beyond the school walls. Understanding the benefits of learning in a 21st Century classroom requires students, educators, and parents to understand the complexities of navigating this complex yet familiar world thoughtfully, creatively, and responsibly. Supporting and encouraging students to develop a positive online presence and attitude, in both school and at home, has become an essential aspect within education. For more information, please review the ISTE standards outline responsible and purposeful use of the devices in educational way.

Classroom Teacher and Administration Agreements for EdTech Use

(based on ISTE Teacher Standards):

  1. Facilitate Innovation & Creativity Focus on using devices and platforms for creation purposes. Provide structured time with purposeful tasks for students to develop their technical abilities.

  1. Communication and Collaboration Model Digital Age Work and Learning: Communicate with students, peers, parents, community using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation.

  1. Exhibit positive attitude towards technology that supports collaboration, innovation and productivity Celebrate student-initiative and leadership with technology; create space for students to practice digital citizenship.

  1. Promote Digital Citizenship, Etiquette and Ethics of learning and working in a digital space/environment.

Signature:___________________________

Date: ______________________________

Student Name and Grade Level:                                                        

Parent(s) and/or Guardian Names:

Technology: Responsible Use Agreement Grades 3 - 6
 (based on ISTE Student Standards)

Welcome to a new school year! Technology is a wonderful tool that allows us to the explore the world as never before. With this opportunity comes with some big responsibility. By signing this form, we are asking that you understand how to use technology positively for yourself and others as well as how to care for the digital devices both at school and at home.

As a responsible and ethical user of technology, I am committed to the following:

  1. Use EdTech Devices and Tools for Innovation & Creation purposes Only I understand the devices at school are to be used for purposeful school-related creation.
  1. I will treat the online spaces as a classroom space and use appropriate language, pictures, music, videos, etc. on my computer at school and off campus.
  2. I will use print resources in a responsible manner. To conserve paper and ink, I will use "print preview" and print documents only once to reduce unnecessary printing.
  3. I will never leave my MacBook alone and when stored, properly connecting chargers.
  4. I will treat my devices as valuable and keeping food and water away from them.
  5. I will keep our shared and personal MacBooks in good working order by walking slowly whilst carrying the closed devices with both hands.

  1. Communicate and Collaborate responsibly I understand that EdTech devices are a privilege at our school and I agree to be principled and responsible when using these devices. I agree to the school having access to the device if necessary.
  1. I will keep social interactions online helpful, respectful, and positive both at school or off campus.
  2. I will get permission before posting online any photographs or videos of students or teachers.
  3. I will share my username or password with teachers and parents, but never with friends
  4. I will permit _______ staff and my parents to access my school email account, web pages, and other computer based materials upon request

  1. Be a Digital Citizen: I agree to advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of technology.
  1. I will consider the information and images that I post online.
  2. I will never log in or post as anyone other than myself.
  3. I will suitably give credit to sources of information, videos, photos, etc. that I use for educational purposes.
  4. I will protect others by reporting abuse and not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications.
  5. I will remember to find the time to turn off my devices and enjoy time with my friends...technology free.

By signing this form, I am agreeing to this statement:

“I have discussed this Responsible Use Agreement with my teachers and parents and I understand that (school name) has the right to store and access student data. In cases where there is specific suspicion of unacceptable student behaviour (school name) has the right to view the personal data of students concerned at school or at home. By following the guidelines above, I agree that when I am using technology, I will always strive be a positive digital citizen.”

I, _________________________ (student name) agree to the agreements for at-home tech use in alignment with supporting the school’s mission for purposeful and creation-based use of edTech devices.

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Technology: Responsible Use Agreement @Home

 (based on ISTE Student Standards)

Parent Agreements for Technology use at home

In today’s classroom, learning extends well beyond the school walls. Understanding the benefits of learning in a 21st Century classroom requires students, educators, and parents to understand the complexities of navigating this complex yet familiar world thoughtfully, creatively, and responsibly. Supporting and encouraging students to develop a positive online presence and attitude, in both school and at home, has become an essential aspect within education.

As the parent or guardian of ___________________ in grade ______, I have read the Responsible Use Agreement and discussed this with my child at home. In addition to _______________’s Responsible Use Agreement at school, I will consider the following:

  1. I will establish an at-home agreement that outlines expectations with my child about appropriate technology use and to also model and provide balance  to ‘unplug’ from technology.

  1. To support my child as he or she learns to navigate technology and to develop into a positive digital citizen, I will monitor settings on home computers and devices for age appropriate content. I will also obtain passwords to all devices and social media accounts.

Additional Resources

For more information, please review the ISTE[1] standards outline responsible and purposeful use of the devices in educational way. If you are interested in learning more about digital citizenship and cyber safety, please check out Common Sense Media[2].

I, _________________________ (parent name) agree to the agreements for at-home tech use in alignment with supporting the school’s mission for purposeful and creation-based use of edTech devices.


[1] www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards 

[2] https://www.commonsensemedia.org/