Category: AUP

It’s not a technology issue

imageIt’s not a technology issue! A blogpost by Eric Sheninger which encourages educators to reflect on how they view mobile device use in the classroom. How do we as educators now use mobile devices, what example are we setting for our learners? How should we view their use, how do we change the culture of our school to embrace them as tools to support our learners in their engagement with their learning?

“Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles. Perception and lack of information influence the decision making process. This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning.”

“The process of effectively integrating devices begins with our ability to model appropriate use while reinforcing student expectations for the role of mobile devices… to ensure that devices afford students the opportunity to support and/or enhance their learning”

Click on the link below to read the full blogpost
http://esheninger.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/its-not-technology-issue.html

Visual AUP poster

Policy for the Visual Learner – this links to a blog post by Richard Wells on the iPad4Schools blog about encouraging responsible use by pupils of mobile technologies by way of a pictorial poster version of a school Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). This sets out in pictorial form the elements for which the learner is responsible and the aspects for which the school or local education authority is responsible. This can be helpful as a starting point to inspire developing a poster for pupils to suit¬†their own educational establishments and to match a school’s own AUP.