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 > > > > >? > >*********************************** > >PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL: This communication, including attachments, >is for the exclusive use of addressee and may contain proprietary, >confidential or privileged information. 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