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Agreed. Promoting sophisticated use will get folks a lot further than denial
of service.

Here's a link that proved helpful for some folks here:

http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/chapters/mobiles/

The rest of the report is well worth a look too. Adam



On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Darth Vader <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Speaking of the iPhone.  SB has been getting kids set up on our wireless
> network with their iPod touches. The return from break was pretty busy.
> We have a form to fill out for them just to be clear about the
> expectations, but we are basically treating them the same as laptops.
>
> SB has a "no cell phones in instructional areas" rule.  Since I hive up
> in my cave most of the day, I can't speak to how effective it is.
>
> It is hard to keep up, that's why we need to keep stretching to be more
> flexible in everything we do.  This sexting stuff isn't really a
> problem.  The problem is digital ethics and our kids, in my opinion,
> aren't getting support in learning them.  The most exciting thing I've
> seen in a long time is the Fed's new CIPA rules, even the old coots in
> Washington are starting to get the picture.
>
> Mike
>
> Michael Vining, SB Network Services
> South Burlington School District
> South Burlington, Vermont 05403
>
> Direct: (802) 652-7298
> DNS Help Desk: (802) 652-7050
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Information Technology Discussion
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bob Wickberg
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 8:24 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Cell Phone Policy
>
> OMG, they have a name for it now  (eye roll)
>
> At Brattleboro, students are not allowed to use cell phones during the
> school day.  If  staff person sees a student using one, it is
> confiscated,
> and a parent has to come in to retrieve it.
>
> Also, Security will no longer investigate reports of stolen cell phones
> from students.  There used to be too many of them before we banned cell
> phones altogether.
>
> I haven't seen the use of integrated phone/pdas become popular yet (I
> love
> my Treo, personally), but with the iPhone now being available in
> Vermont,
> I'm expecting to hear any day now, "but all my assignments are stored in
> there!".  Keeping the policies abreast of the technology is quite a
> challenge, isn't it?
>
>
> Bob Wickberg
> Technology Coordinator
> Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
> 802-451-3418
>
> School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
> writes:
> >Funny things can happen:
> >
> >http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28679588/
> >
> >?
> >
> >"""
> >
> >In an unusual legal case arising from the increasingly popular practice
> >known as "sexting," six Pennsylvania high school students are facing
> >child pornography charges after three teenage girls allegedly took nude
> >or semi-nude photos of themselves and shared them with male classmates
> >via their cell phones.
> >
> >?
> >
> >"""
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >David Isham
> >Network Administrator
> >Grand Isle Supervisory Union
> >5038 US Rte 2
> >North Hero, VT 05474
> >802-372-6921 vox
> >802-372-4898 fax
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: School Information Technology Discussion
> >[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Wendy Cusson
> >Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 11:18 AM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Cell Phone Policy
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Hello,
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >I am interested to know what is your policy for cell phone use for
> >students in high school.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Thanks for your help.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Wendy
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Wendy Cusson
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Computer Technology Resource Manager
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Vergennes Union High School
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >50 Monkton Rd.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Vergennes, Vt. 05491
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >802-877-6608 ext. 245
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >?
> >
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