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Resources for updating Responsible Use Policies for Remote Learning

  • 1.  Resources for updating Responsible Use Policies for Remote Learning

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hello,

    I'm trying to support my charter school in updating our K-8 responsible use policies to incorporate more specifics that need to be addressed in remote learning. I have scoured the internet and can't find ANY updated RUPs/AUPs (Acceptable Use Policies) from individual schools or districts. Can anyone point me in the direction of some helpful resources? I'm trying not to reinvent the wheel!

    Thanks,

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    Sarah
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  • 2.  RE: Resources for updating Responsible Use Policies for Remote Learning

    Posted 20 days ago
    We are also looking to update our Policy.  If I find anything I will post!

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    Rebecca Braungart
    Integration Specialist
    Nardin Academy
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  • 3.  RE: Resources for updating Responsible Use Policies for Remote Learning

    Posted 20 days ago
    Edited by Jeff Mao 10 days ago
    Sarah,
    Was your school already involved with lending devices to students that went home? Which areas of your RUP were you thinking might need updating or changes? I did some outreach and internet sleuthing like you are doing now, and was equally unable to find examples. I've posted my thoughts and some considerations from my look into this topic here: https://digitalbridgek12.org/toolkit/research-options/acceptable-use-policy/

    What you might find helpful is to search for and read through different examples of take home policies from schools with 1:1 programs. In those documents, you'll find most districts will refer to their AUP/RUP and also add to them with additional restrictions or cautions, more specific guidance on certain behavior or uses, etc.

    I've not gotten these examples up on the site yet, but these are some example that I plan to share via the digitalbriggek12.org site. They are what I would call typical as they represent that variation and depth that different districts will go through. They are all good take home policies, but you'll see they take different approaches. There is no right or wrong way to make these policies and sign off forms, so don't take any of these as the exemplar that must be replicated:

    Additionally, you might want to view this video by a district local to me as a way to share information with parents. This is a district that has been 1:1 since 2002 as part of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. They ask families to watch the video, pass a quiz, then read and sign their take home policy. The quiz is not visible because it requires a local district login account, but it's a basic "read comprehension" test of the video. So not rocket science, but asks questions that you should know the answers to provided you watched the video.

    http://www.msad72.org/technology/lthp

    The site, in general, has a lot of other information about device lending programs and considerations for how one might do one as well as a lot of information about home connectivity.

    HTH!
    Jeff



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  • 4.  RE: Resources for updating Responsible Use Policies for Remote Learning

    Posted 17 days ago
    Thank you so much, Jeff! This is incredibly helpful!
    Sarah

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    Sarah Boughey
    3rd Grade Teacher
    Gabriella Charter School
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  • 5.  RE: Resources for updating Responsible Use Policies for Remote Learning

    Posted 20 days ago
    Sarah,
    I've done a similar search and talked with a number of districts about this topic, and I was equally challenged finding examples. What I was able to do was glena from my conversations areas where districts were considering making changes. I've documented them here: https://digitalbridgek12.org/toolkit/research-options/acceptable-use-policy/

    I think you'll also find helpful (and much easier to find) reading through district take home policies. Districts that support 1:1 programs have easy to find documents that will typically refer to the AUP/RUP along with a host of other information and guidance, restrictions, etc. that are sometimes duplicative of the AUP, but often not necessarily addressed in the AUP. Here are some examples that I will be adding to the site soon. These are representative of the variations that you'll find. I think they are all good take policies, but I wouldn't say that any one of them is the exemplar that should be followed. Instead, I was hoping to share what I believe to be some of the typical styles and approaches that districts have taken:


    Additionally, here's a video, quiz, and take home policy by a district not too far from me in Maine. They've been 1:1 since 2002 with the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. We used to ask that all districts host Parent nights to orient families on the device, its use, talk about Dig Cit, etc. Increasingly, it became difficult to get everyone to show up, and now with the current situation, a video approach is simpler (and when we started in 2002, there was no YouTube). Anyway, the quiz requires a local login, do you can't see it, but it's a simple quiz that asks questions that you'd know the answers to if you watched the video. It's mostly there to help ensure families watch the video or at least demonstrate that they know what's what.

    Laptop Take Home Presentation, Policy, and Sign Off Form, Maine School Administrative District 72, Fryeburg, ME

    Overall, you'll find that the digitalbridgek12.org site includes both information about device lending programs as well as home connectivity. Hope you find these resources useful!

    Jeff

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  • 6.  RE: Resources for updating Responsible Use Policies for Remote Learning

    Posted 19 days ago
    Acceptable Use Policy PDF version is the one from my district.
    During a demonstration of converting a Word doc to a Sway, we made this version: Acceptable Use Policy Sway

    For general internet safety/digital citizenship, I posted PowerPoints that I usually present in assembly format in my district in this blogpost with other resources: Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

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