Thursday, February 12, 2015

Is it okay to bring a laptop to school? Absolutely! But.....

As we are getting into the SDL process, it is often helpful for students to bring in their own laptops for work time.  This has been very successful in the past if the students rigorously follow these guidelines:

1. Ask before using the laptop/ipad/kindle as there are only specific times and dates they are permitted.
2.  Classroom and library use only (no field trips out to the playground).
3.  100% appropriate use only, even one trip to visit Minecraft, Farmville, YouTube (for example)  results in the immediate removal of the device and privileges taken away.
4.  No sharing of equipment.
5.  The student is responsible for the safety of their device at school and in transport.
6.  Students may not access other student's work unless they have been invited to do so, even if they have been give the password.
7.  Students may not give their password out to their friends.
8.  Rules may be added if situations arise.  Thank you for reading to the end of the list.

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