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Posting Student Work and How it Affects Acceptable Use Policies

Yesterday's TIES Key Instructional Contact meeting, featured a panel discussion regarding the posting of student work and it's affect on Acceptable Use Policies.
The panel featured panel members:

Jay Haugen: Superintendent, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Eagan Schools
Aimee Bissonette: Attorney, Little Buffalo Law & Consulting; author, "Cyber Law - Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classroom"
Michael Dronen: Director of Educational Technology, Stillwater Schools

The first question dealt with whether or not districts even need an AUP?
Bissonette and Haugen discussed that policies and procedures are two different things and that it was important legally for districts to cover themselves.
The question of student e-mail came up. Dronen stated that students in Stillwater have an e-mail address grades 5-12 to use on student projects. He stated that students passing notes in the analog world, now it's in the digital. Students get an address if they are working on …

MnKnows – Dig Deeper @ Your Library

Here is a great resource for teachers and students in Minnesota: MnKnows – Dig Deeper @ Your Library links you to resources such as the MN Link Gateway to request books and other materials from your local library, ELM-the Electronic Library for Minnesota to find online articles and electronic books, Minnesota Reflections-a collection of images and documents on Minnesota History, Ask MN a 24/7 reference librarian, and the Research Project Calculator-allows you to put in the type and the due date for a project and it provides a timeline!tags: Library, reference, Minnesota, Minitex
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Lessons for One to One Learning

Recently teachers in my One to One Learning Community of Practice presented lessons they had created to incorporate ubiquitous computing. I streamed the session on Mogulus, and Mike Dronen, the Technology Coordinator from Stillwater, Minnesota listened in.
After all had presented, he asked via the chat:

"Do any of these lessons require one to one access?"

After some reflection, we thought that only one would not be possible without 1:1 access. The others could be done in a lab, or without each student needing access to a computer.
The goal of the cohort was to create an integrated lesson or unit that took advantage of One to One access. Our plan is to use these lessons with students in the fall.
While doing research on one to one lessons, we found information, developed by Ruben Puentedura outlining levels of technology integration. While Dronen's question was comparing a lesson in a one to one environment vs. a lesson in a classroom without one to one, I think the chart prov…