Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cellphone Issues???

Twitter and Cellphones in the Schools.

The blog creator is compiling data on social media cellphone use in VA schools.  This is a contentious issue that I'm sure you are all dealing with in your divisions.

Whether it's questionable use during the school day that violates an AUP...
Positive BYOT use during the school day in a classroom setting (I've seen some very cool uses of the phone from QRcode activities to GPS projects)

I'm also specifically interested in experiences with Twitter, reputation damage, cheating, etc.  Interested in experiences with both students and staff.  Twitter now looms as our next great gremlin to deal with. Specific stories about Twitter go to the top of the list.

I'm interested in your feedback, opinions, policy, war stories and positives.  

I'm constructing a presentation for administrators and school board members that frames the issue from both sides.  This genie is not going back in the bottle, so management is now the path I believe that needs to be taken, while honoring the COPA laws, community standards, and AUPs... in other words: the ethical use of the digital device.


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