Check out Web Wise Kids at http://www.webwisekids.org/
as a response to the second part of your question on safe and
responsible use of online technology. Our middle school ed tech teacher
has been exploring this program.
Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
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Does anyone have structured instructional models, that reflect the IT
GEs, for the use of email in our schools. I am working on an online
portal for educators in Vermont that promotes (from within the
professional educator community) the development and dissemination of
instructional resources that incorporate IT GEs into subject area
lessons/units of study. It would be nice to see how teachers are using
email as an educational tool; to share ideas and expose, for our
teachers, a broader vision of how email presents students with the
opportunity to meaningfully extend their learning/leading skill-set.
Also, what resources are people using besides iSafe curriculum to
promote safe and resposible use of email or online technologies?
Tehnology Integration Coordinator
Morristown School District
From: School Information Technology Discussion on behalf of Todd Ponto
Sent: Tue 2/22/2005 8:36 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: high school email systems and students
One reason to issue accounts vice letting them use free email services
that you can monitor what is being sent and to whom. We currently have
case where a student is harassing another student through free email
accounts and as a school we can do nothing about it. The reason we can
nothing about it is that right now there is no way to prove who owns the
offending email address. Best guess is that it is a student. The
contacted the email service provider and that provider will not turn
any records or information without legal action. The problem is that
have to have federal legal action against these providers because their
servers reside all over the US and some in other countries. If you
provide the email to the students then you can monitor the email and
approiate action if needed.
As far as predators it does cut down on them because the students can
create profiles about themselves like they can with AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail,
etc... These profiles are what many predators use to locate their prey.
I worked with law enforcement around some cases that dealt with students
and having our own email service for them would help to protect and if
necessary help a lot with the evidence collecting if something did
Director of Technology
Orange North SU
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