I understood that districts and schools protected themselves with some form of policy surrounding technology. I didn't attach a name to the concept as an Acceptable Use Policy or AUP. The name of the policy is pretty straight-forward: a policy outlining what is acceptable use of internet and technology in schools.
I value my role in preparing students for their futures in the technological world. I understand that this means teaching students how to be competent with the internet and other technological tools. This shouldn't just be teaching students to be competent, but how to be safe and responsible as well. The Super Book of Web Tools for educators states the idea that we all know as educators: times are a-changing. Any teacher knows that new policies, procedures, and implementation plans are a regular scene in the classroom. But, something that hasn't changed- and never will- is the critical role in developing a good relationship with students. That will never be replaced. Best practice involves getting to know and understand student passions and interests. This quote stood out to me, "Eks( tlio tmlt ckkd tolgmnec led o|unz nt sntm tmo ldqlegnec togmekhkc~ so eks mlqo lt kuvecovtnzw%
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