Friday, January 30, 2009

Web 2.0 Policies

Our district does not allow students to use any 2.0 tools. Teachers may use them with written permission.

Myself and other media specialists volunteered to do an inservice for our district-wide staff development day. Prior to offering the inservice, we explained that the 2.0 tools presented would be for professional development only, not for use with students. Recently, another district staff memeber contacted me, concerned about introducing blogs, googledocs, delicious, and agregators. However, after confirming, again, that it will be made clear that the 2.0 tools are for professional development only, our inservice is in the clear again . . . as soon as it is cleared with the technology dept. Stay tuned.


Carl Anderson said...

It could be argued that at some point the use of web2.0 tools by the general public will become so prevalent that the banning of read/write tools in schools could pose a serious violation of one's first amendment rights.

Gail Harris said...

That is a good point. It's kind of like teachers who used to insists that all research be done with print materials. That policy just seems absurd today.