Digital School Issues vs Non-Digital Issues

NETS standards: NETS*A – Standard VI, E; NETS*T – Standard VI, A

Essential Question:

How do digital problems within a school rank with other problems?

Additional Questions:

1. Do administrators need to be concerned with digital issues as well as non-digital ones?
2. How do we teach students technology rights and responsibilities in a school setting?

Lesson Goals/Objectivies:

To focus on improving Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) to support Digital Citizenship efforts and priorities.

Tools/Resources Needed:

Critiquing Acceptable Use Polices http://www.io.com/~kinnaman/aupessay.html
Education World, AUP's http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr093.shtml

1. Review the school or districts Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs), if the school/district does not have one find examples from other schools/districts. As a group determine if having an AUP alone will eliminate inappropriate technology use.

2. Go to the chart below and look at a 1 – 10 ranking of both digital and non-digital issues that might be faced by schools (1 being the most important and 10 being the least). Rank the issues for your school/district.

3. Discuss your scores as a larger group and determine what changes should occur.

Lesson Extension Ideas/Activities:

Have the teachers/administrators look at AUPs from several different schools. Evaluate how they could be improved or if there was a need to replace them with another policy.

Some more food for thought...

Are we teaching appropriate use of technology, or just attempting to stop most
technology use in the school?

Discuss the importance of technology with administrators. Identify if students will need technology skills once they leave school. If so, where will they learn about these issues?

Define a plan of teaching technology use before purchasing technology. Technology should not be purchased with the hope that teachers will try and find a use for it.

Group 1

Instructions: Considering the issues faced by administrators and staff, which of the
following are considered to be important or unimportant. Rank from 1 to 10 (1 being the
most important and 10 being the least). First complete Digital Issues, then Non-Digital
Issues.

DIGITAL ISSUES


NON-DIGITAL ISSUES

A. Hacking into school servers

_ A. Stealing school property (Theft)
B. Using Instant Messaging during class

_ B. Vandalizing school property (e.g.,
spraying paint on the building)
_ C. Playing games on laptops or PDA’s
during class


_ C. Using drugs/alcohol on campus
_ D. Using cellular phones during class time

_ D. Skipping school (e.g., Absenteeism)
_ E. Accessing pornographic websites on
campus

_ E. Bringing weapon to school
F. Not utilizing technology within the school
(buying equipment that is not used)

_ F. Hazing (e.g., older student
bullying younger student in the hall)
_ G. Using websites or e-mail to intimidate or
threaten students

_ G. Skipping classes
_ H. Downloading illegal music files from
the Internet

_ H. Cheating on assignments/tests
___I. Plagiarizing information by using the
Internet (e.g., online paper mills)

_ I. Fighting on school property
Digital Issues Non-digital Issues

Group 2

Instructions: Considering the issues faced by administrators and staff, which of the
following are considered to be important or unimportant. Rank from 1 to 10 (1 being the
most important and 10 being the least). First complete Digital Issues, then Non-Digital
Issues.

DIGITAL ISSUES


NON-DIGITAL ISSUES

A. Hacking into school servers

_ A. Stealing school property (Theft)
B. Using Instant Messaging during class

_ B. Vandalizing school property (e.g.,
spraying paint on the building)
_ C. Playing games on laptops or PDA’s
during class


_ C. Using drugs/alcohol on campus
_ D. Using cellular phones during class time

_ D. Skipping school (e.g., Absenteeism)
_ E. Accessing pornographic websites on
campus

_ E. Bringing weapon to school
F. Not utilizing technology within the school
(buying equipment that is not used)

_ F. Hazing (e.g., older student
bullying younger student in the hall)
_ G. Using websites or e-mail to intimidate or
threaten students

_ G. Skipping classes
_ H. Downloading illegal music files from
the Internet

_ H. Cheating on assignments/tests
___I. Plagiarizing information by using the
Internet (e.g., online paper mills)

_ I. Fighting on school property
Digital Issues Non-digital Issues

Group 3

Instructions: Considering the issues faced by administrators and staff, which of the
following are considered to be important or unimportant. Rank from 1 to 10 (1 being the
most important and 10 being the least). First complete Digital Issues, then Non-Digital
Issues.

DIGITAL ISSUES


NON-DIGITAL ISSUES

A. Hacking into school servers

_ A. Stealing school property (Theft)
B. Using Instant Messaging during class

_ B. Vandalizing school property (e.g.,
spraying paint on the building)
_ C. Playing games on laptops or PDA’s
during class


_ C. Using drugs/alcohol on campus
_ D. Using cellular phones during class time

_ D. Skipping school (e.g., Absenteeism)
_ E. Accessing pornographic websites on
campus

_ E. Bringing weapon to school
F. Not utilizing technology within the school
(buying equipment that is not used)

_ F. Hazing (e.g., older student
bullying younger student in the hall)
_ G. Using websites or e-mail to intimidate or
threaten students

_ G. Skipping classes
_ H. Downloading illegal music files from
the Internet

_ H. Cheating on assignments/tests
___I. Plagiarizing information by using the
Internet (e.g., online paper mills)

_ I. Fighting on school property
Digital Issues Non-digital Issues

Group 4

Instructions: Considering the issues faced by administrators and staff, which of the
following are considered to be important or unimportant. Rank from 1 to 10 (1 being the
most important and 10 being the least). First complete Digital Issues, then Non-Digital
Issues.

DIGITAL ISSUES


NON-DIGITAL ISSUES

A. Hacking into school servers

_ A. Stealing school property (Theft)
B. Using Instant Messaging during class

_ B. Vandalizing school property (e.g.,
spraying paint on the building)
_ C. Playing games on laptops or PDA’s
during class


_ C. Using drugs/alcohol on campus
_ D. Using cellular phones during class time

_ D. Skipping school (e.g., Absenteeism)
_ E. Accessing pornographic websites on
campus

_ E. Bringing weapon to school
F. Not utilizing technology within the school
(buying equipment that is not used)

_ F. Hazing (e.g., older student
bullying younger student in the hall)
_ G. Using websites or e-mail to intimidate or
threaten students

_ G. Skipping classes
_ H. Downloading illegal music files from
the Internet

_ H. Cheating on assignments/tests
___I. Plagiarizing information by using the
Internet (e.g., online paper mills)

_ I. Fighting on school property
Digital Issues Non-digital Issues