It was great to get such enthusistic responses on and off the board.
Thank You!  I agree with Peter and Steve that the Vtcite would be the
place for the information to live.  We need to keep the information
access local to Vermont if we are truly creating a place for Vermont
internet safety standards and lessons.  Of course we're happy to share
with other states!    If we can get access fairly quickly to a section
of the VTsite that would be great. If the VTcite is not comfortable in
giving access to non employees... I understand. Several providers have
offered us a place.   I'm not trying to jump the gun here.... As a
group, we already have our ideas and lesson plans... and we live in
the information age...  As most of us can create a website in 5
minutes or less....It would be nice to have a prototype set up and
ready to go.  At the conference we could further refine the website
design and add new information.  Maybe the powers that be... can set
us up a booth or classroom.   I would  be happy to be one of the
moderators or chief notetaker.

Ideas to start (Feel free to add)

I would really like to keep this website effort specifically organized
toward cyber safety at all grade levels.

Group of administrators to design the sections of the site (Please let
me know what you would like to do).

Each administrator assigned to a section of the site.

An easy way for all teachers to link or upload lessons.

Website Design based on specific internet safety subjects for headers
as many lessons are appropriate for more than one age level.
Examples:  Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Posting, Sexting, Security, Ethics,

Most Importantly:  Lessons and videos (permission to use outside
resources where necessary).

Technology Lessons for low tech classrooms (not everyone has the
access to technology... but we need to address internet safety in
these classrooms as well)
A legal disclaimer?

Peter also noted that we might be able to get some grants?  We could
discuss how to use the "possible grant money" to keep the website

Also,  Kathy G. mentioned student generated PSA 's.  Student learning
at it's best.   Heather mentioned "acceptable use policies"  every
district has policies posted.  This site would give us the opportuntiy
to see in one place what  acceptable use policies other districts are
using and how we might address our own specific or new situations.

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Drescher, Peter
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Steve, Jon, and all:
> I am very interested in these ideas.. Issues and questions around this area come into this office often.  I have not had a chance to really delve into this on the depth that I wish.  There are tentative plans for this office to work with the School Boards Assoc. at crafting some kind of "model policies" around the safety piece.
> On this list last fall, I put up some new direction that was drawn up around CIPA legislation at having schools indicate they have an internet saftey curriculum in place.  So far, the guidance on this has been spotty.  Basically, it says that schools develop a policy of sorts.. (awareness, a web site, a handout) and then stick to the policy.  I think at some point we need more than that.
> Vtcite would be a great place for this information to live.  I would support that and hope there can be some kind of discussion perhaps  at Vermont Fest at making that a reality.  There are some grant opportunities coming out soon that may be able to be steered towards this kind of thing too.
> Thanks for the efforts folks.. This kind of work benefits all...
> Peter
> Peter Drescher
> Education Technology Coordinator
> Vermont Department of Education
> 120 State St.
> Montpelier, VT  05620-2501
> 802.828.5149 (ph)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Stephen Barner
> Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:12 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Internet Safety Curriculum
> There have been so many great resources and systems that have come and gone in Vermont, often taking thousands of development hours of content with them, I wonder if there would be a way to integrate this effort with
> Steve Barner
> South Burlington Schools
> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 10:14 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Internet Safety Curriculum
> Hi Everyone,
> I'm working in this area right now (I would like it to be my capstone project for graduate degree at Marlboro College's MAT program).  The idea is to create a Vermont statewide resource/website for educators and parents, link it to schools in Vermont, follow the Vermont standards, and improve where necessary.  The website will include videos, lesson plans, and worksheets on Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Posting, Sexting, Security, Ethics, and whatever else we come up with.
> The website will be completely free; there will be no charge to anyone for anything (I'm sure we can get someone to donate server space).
> Too many canned programs charge, and when we get them, we modify the lessons anyway.  Our technology issues are changing so quickly, it would be great to have an immediate lesson or video available to teach about the latest issue.  If we pool our resources, I'm certain this can be achieved.
> If you would like to contribute or help with the website, that would be great!  We could have the prototype up an running by this year's conference at Killington.
> Jon
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Ed Barry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi All:
>> In order to stay in compliance with the "Protecting Children in the
>> 21st Century Act" [Title II of the "Broadband Data Improvement Act,"
>> we are reviewing our Internet Safety curriculum.  Presently we use
>> iSafe which has always been free.  It appears that they are now charging for it.
>> Just wondering what others are using and if anyone has something they
>> think highly of and would recommend.  We are looking for a fairly
>> comprehensive K-12 curriculum.
>> Thanks for any info.
>> Ed
>> Ed Barry
>> Director of Information Technology Services Milton Town School
>> District
>> 42 Herrick Avenue
>> Milton, VT  05468
>> (802)893-3210  FAX 893-3227
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