This is a session designed for betining tech coordinators – hence the name. =-)
Each plan is part of the CSIP.
CIPA – Children’s Internet Protection Act (Governs Images).
Tech Plans: Every school applying for State telecommunications discounts, must have a tech plan approved and on file with STate of Iowa.
Must cover at least 3 years and include goals, strategies and budgt informaiton for 3 years.
Usually includes AUP
Most efficient way to do an AUP is to use an “Opt out” policy instead of an “Opt in.” This means that the students only have to sign a sheet if they DON’T want their kids to use the Internet.
Usually files as part of the District’s CSIP in a 4 question format.
Question asked what to do if the Register photographs kids and then posts the kid’s names on the web. If it includes the child’s name, it circumvents all of the work that the school is doing to guard the kids’ privacy.
What if an employee posts a photo from school on a private web site.
— Implement an acceptable use policy for all students
— Implement an AUP for all employees. Employees can be the greatest offenders.
— Maintain accurate reords: Software licenses, invoices, purchase orders, & inventory.
Success as a tech coordinator depends on relationships with:
–District Staff – Admin, School Board, Secretaris, and Custodians.
–Community – Phone company and Co-Ops
–Area Education Agency (AEA)
Create a district policy on how to request tech requests:
—Use “Techies” to handle the easy stuff
—Communicate with staff
–Increased role in Data managemnet and SIS
Student Testing Data
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