KIC Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notes
9 - 9:10
9:10 - 9:35
Voicing concerns about Legal issues: AUP, Curriculum and ©
Review of some of the voices on the scene and in the debate
9:35 - 10:00
AUP review and categorization exercise
10 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:40
Community Knowledge Building: Consider the trouble points of several AUPs and offer concerns and alternatives
10:40 - 11
- Age - too old (5 years, 2-3 years, 2006-2008 typically )
- Developed by School Board
- The district technology committee will make recommendations
- More easily updated
- Web policies, publishing student work on the web, web 2.0 capabilities, best use
- Osseo - pics of students, unless parents have opted out, it’s ok; student work needs permission
- Restrictions on including student names with pictures and student work - first names ok
- Modify model policy from NSBA/MSBA for legal reasons
- Teachers should moderate student use as they do other student activities
- Teachers by and large ignore policies anyway!
- Cell Phone and Personal Devices
- Hampering technology use
- Identified as “nuisances”
- Some AUPs include the other devices as well; some don’t
- Study Halls
- Listening to music in order to focus
- Channeling kids’ attention into their school work
- On Facebook instead of doing school work
- How do you keep things open, but channel them to make the right choices
- Teachers - are they doing harm to the students with their own technology use
- We need to move away from controlling access like an AUP does; now it’s the time to get out of the way and let them use it then guide and recommend use and police the misuse.
- How do we work with the community and the school board who want it to look like it used to; even if the parents aren’t monitoring their use to that level at home.
- Many of the issues are the same issues we have anyway (hats or no hats, bullying anywhere, misuse of pens and pencils). Policies can craft the training we take the kids through so the AUP focuses on “acceptable” in order to achieve appropriate use.
- Write policies that are forward thinking to using technology for “educational purposes” so they will be appropriate over time.
- Work with teachers to help them out when they are using technology in instruction.
- Can we put pedagogy into an AUP?
- Social Skills, Teaching Technology, Acceptable Use as part of our teaching practice,
- What is the point of an AUP?
- Porn magazine before surfing porn
- Don’t other policies cover what an AUP covers?
- If you’re too specific you end up generating a huge list that nobody will read or there are too many exceptions or it is too vague and leads to interpretation.
- There will always be “yeah buts”
- Responsibility gets tied to morals and ethics.
- Yes we need an AUP because kids are using school equipment.
- Are policies for staff or students?
- The purpose of an AUP is to encourage our staff to be responsible and lead by example.
- Expectations: How much of the AUP says what you CAN’T do compared to what you CAN?
- Online social media policy for staff, facebook connections for teachers contacting students,
- We have the policy, but where is it being taught? Whose responsibility is it?
- Policy for using the public network
- Parents, visitors, students, etc.
- Do we have a policy for what a kid brings to school on their device?
What I will need you to do to prepare as an interested community is to find the online link to your district or school AUP and post it to the Google Doc for today’s meeting at the beginning of the meeting so we have it for consideration.
LINKS TO YOUR AUPs HERE:
- Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan - District 196
- Board policies are indicated by a number with no letter.
- Administrative regulations are indicated by an "AR" following the number.
- Administrative procedures are indicated by a "P" following the number.
- Acceptable Use of Information Technology - Students, #503.7AR, Original: March 1997. Updated: April 2010.
- Agreement for Use of Portal Services, #503.7P, Original: December 2007. Updated: March 2008.
- Permission for Independent Student Access to the Internet, #503.7.1P, Original: March 1997. Updated: March 2010.
- Permission for Identifying Work or Identifying Data to be Published on the Internet, #503.7.1.3P, Original: May 1998. Updated: March 2010.
- Acceptable Use of Information Technology - Employees, #407.7AR, Original: March 1997. Updated: August 2010.
- Employee Use of Online Social Media, #407.8AR, New: August 2010.
- Copyright, #407.6AR, Original: April 1978. Updated: April 1998.
- Request to Duplicate Copyrighted Material, #407.6P, Original: April 1978. Updated: March 2003.
- Standards and Guidelines for District Websites, #711 & 711AR, Original: October 2003. Updated: March 2010.
- Protection and Privacy of Student Records (Data Privacy), #505.2AR, Original: January 1977. Updated: June 2010.
- East Metro Integration District 6067
- St. Louis Park Schools ISD #283
I will have several other examples from the Internet community for consideration...
LINKS TO OTHER AUPs AND SIMILAR DOCUMENTS:
- http://is.gd/j9KTh a list of links of interest in this area
- During the meeting Malik showed a collection of Videos from YouTube of different individuals commenting on Copyright and The Fair Use Guidelines. The views were diverse and we did not have time to look at all that was gathered. Feel free to follow this link to look at the playlist that was created using the following: Copyright Controversy
- Here is the embed code for the content too. Feel free to include this information on your blog, website or Moodle page as yo prepare for professional development with your staff about this stuff or lessons with your students.
- <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/p/3BDC581ABB701A22?hl=en_US&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/p/3BDC581ABB701A22?hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="385" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
- Here is an interesting summary of a case where Superintendent reads a Principal’s email and the AUP was not adequate to protect the Superintendent from an adverse judgement because of the activities he engaged in.
Second we would like you to consider the following questions and be ready to defend your position on them:
- What are the existing rules in your institution about Student or Staff intellectual property ownership?
- Do teachers own the content they create online or does it belong to the district by virtue of “Work For Hire” clauses in contracts?
- Can a student or student organization sell class work that was created by others who receive no monetary remuneration for that work – like a compendium of student essays or access to a class developed blog, course or software? How about recordings of athletic or artistic performances?
- Does the school hold rights or responsibilities for content produced on its site, with its resources or on its time? What if the producers are students? http://www.district279.org/who/polpro/procedure524.cfm
- Does the collegiate concepts of Intellectual Freedom or Intellectual Property extend to educators and students at the secondary and primary levels?
Useful Reference: Copyright for Educators, Presentation at TIES Convention 2010
Aimee Bissonette, J.D., Attorney, Little Buffalo Law & Consulting
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010 http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/TIES10_149
Related thing to share:
In February Hamline University and EMID 6067 (East Metro Integration District) will be co-hosting a day-long event devoted to exploring issues of technology and equity in education. We will have a keynote speaker and a panel discussion then afternoon discussion groups. Teacher in EMID member districts can attend free of charge and have a sub provided by the Office of Equity and Integration. Teachers in other districts may register for a small fee. The event will also be streamed via Elluminate for anyone wishing to attend virtually. Virtual attendance is free and unlimited.
(the information in this site is subject to change)
Another useful piece of information:
Here is a whitepaper from a vendor that directly addresses some of the issues that we need to consider as we build our AUP and technical legal infrastructure: http://www.stbernard.com/docs/whitepaper/iPrism_ePolicy_Handbook.pdf