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Safe Use Policy

1. All Anthony Paddon


Elementary and NLESD policies,
particularly our PBS
expectations, related to
personal conduct and
behaviour must be followed
when using digital devices at
Anthony Paddon Elementary.
2. The school is not responsible
for lost, damaged, or stolen
electronic toys or devices.
3. Devices with wireless access
are only to be activated when
instructed by a teacher. Wi-fi
must be deactivated at the end
of instructional time, unless
directed otherwise.
4. Electronic devices must be
stored during outside play,
when eating, during
assemblies, and on fieldtrips
unless otherwise directed.
5. Cellular telephones and
smartphones brought to school
by students must remain
turned off unless used for

educational or other purposes


under the direction of a
teacher.
6. Cameras and other recording
capabilities on any device are
to be used only under the
direction of a teacher with the
prior consent of all parties
involved.
7. No inappropriate content
may be stored or accessed on
school-owned devices (i.e.
apps, games, websites,
pictures/videos). The same
applies to student owned
devices while at Anthony
Paddon Elementary.
8. Anthony Paddon Elementary
reserves the right to limit or
terminate privileges associated
with technology if policies are
violated.
9. Students may only use the
Internet under the supervision
of a teacher.
10. Students may only
download and/or install Apps,
files or other programs in
consultation with a teacher.

Draft: Greg Greening, Kevin Bush & Melissa Dewlling

Digital Citizenship Policy


Agreement
The first step in the process of
helping our students become
Digital Citizens is to review
this document and accept the
privileges and responsibilities
that come with it. In
particular, please discuss the
following Best Practices and
Responsibilities with your
child.
Best Practices
Respect the privacy of others.
Use of technology is a
privilege.
Learners must not access files
or material for which they do
not have permission.
Treat all technology with
respect.

Notify a teacher immediately of


inappropriate content.
Show respect through words
and actions when collaborating
with others.
Do not share any private
information about yourself or
others.
Students may choose to use
their own device when working
with others.
If you feel uncomfortable or
unsafe, inform an adult
immediately.
Keep virus protection up-todate.
Devices must be fully charged
at home.
Families should decide upon
terms and conditions of sharing
and caring for personal
devices.
Printing from wireless devices
is not presently possible in
school.

Anthony Paddon
Elementary

Digital Citizenship Policy


Equipping our students for 21st
Century Learning

Digital Citizenship
Information and Communication
Technology has become an integral
part of the learning experience for
students at Anthony Paddon
Elementary. Students use technology
for gathering information, sharing and
presenting ideas, and communicating
with one another. As a 21st Century
school, we believe that our role is to
support students abilities to participate
fully, ethically, and safely as digital
citizens, while appreciating its
opportunities and responsibilities.
Technology comes with a variety of
risks, costs, and implications.
Immersion in a digital culture and the
pervasive use of a wide array of
devices and networks makes it
necessary to increase students
awareness so they can safely get the
most out of these experiences.
Anthony Paddon Elementarys wireless
access has made every attempt to

allow exploration and guided learning


without jeopardizing student safety or
privacy. The protections and firewalls
that NLESD has in place also applies
to student or school-owned wireless
devices. Our purpose is not to create
rules or limit activity; it is to help foster
positive digital citizenship and the
rights and responsibilities that
accompany it.
Students are not required to bring their
own device. Delivery of the curriculum
will not hinge on a student having
access to a personal device. The focus
will be, as always, on the learning
process and prescribed curriculum.
Instruction will continue in ways that
accommodate all students resources
and interests.

This document outlines the


expectations and guidelines for
participation in technology-based
experiences in the Anthony Paddon
Elementary community, regardless of
when, where, or how this learning
occurs. It encompasses the use of
school technology, use of our wireless
network, and personally owned devices
when at school.

Draft: Greg Greening, Kevin Bush & Melissa Dewlling

Why Focus on Technology?


1. Benefits to the learner:
Shifting instruction to be more
student-centered;
Increased engagement;
Student choice in media;
Multiple pathways to learning;
Connecting globally and locally
to add authenticity to learning;
Flexibility for inclusive
practices;
Assistive technology;
Student collaboration not
limited by proximity or timing;
Critical and creative thinking;
Information literacy skills;
Sense of achievement, pride,
and ownership

2. Relevance to current
reality:
Necessary for further
education;
Supports diverse learners;

Activate prior knowledge &


skills;
Enhances communication;
and
Teach effective and
productive use of
commonly-used
technology.

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Definitions

21 Century Learning Learning


that focuses on critical/creative
thinking, collaboration,
communication, self-direction,
global awareness, and cultural
literacy.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
The practice of allowing learners
and teachers to bring their own
devices and incorporate them into
their teaching and learning.
Device An electronic tool that
can be connected to a network
(computer, e-reader, laptop,
smartphone, tablet, iPod/mp3
player, video game system).
Digital Citizenship - The norms of
appropriate and responsible use of
technology.
Network A series of devices that
can communicate and share files

with one another. Access to the


BCE computer network is secure
and private.
Network Access The opportunity
to use a network, contingent on
responsible use.
Smartphone A cellular telephone
that can access networks using
wi-fi or cellular connectivity.
Wi-fi - A network that allows
wireless devices to connect to the
internet or private networks.

Draft: Greg Greening, Kevin Bush & Melissa Dewlling