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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


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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

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