Students, post (by pasting a live link) to an AUP you found, here (including grade level) and be sure to comment back on at least two other student's AUPs.  Comment on the grade level appropriateness and if it seems to be comprehensive enough. (Oh and everyone has to have a different AUP - you can't use the same one someone else has already posted.)

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Madison, you're right, it's important - possibly even critical for a public schools classroom, school and ultimately district policies to weave well together - to provide referential integrity to what's expected and not tolerated insofar as technology use and application. In some cases, districts have a rubber stamp AUP or policy that teachers are expected to interpret or are left to deal with implementing in their own classrooms, which often means teachers must 'translate' that AUP into simpler terms. Some teachers - esp. at the primary grade levels do this so well that it's included in their classroom rules. AKA going back to the golden rule.
I felt like this AUP was very brief and you're right I think a teacher would have to clarify what they were agreeing to.

I used the AUP for Greenbrook Elementary School in Kendall Park, NJ, grades PK-2. The AUP basically states that all can use technology if they are responsible and use it in a legal manner. The students need to agree to nine points, and I think they were worded in an age-appropriate way. I think for this age group, all of the major areas were covered in terms of technology and safety.
Are the legal manners stated on the AUP?
~*Sarah under Mr.E...again*~

I also like this one. It is very age appropriate for pre-k through 2. It is also beneficial that the students have the guideline and then the consequence.
this looks great for the littler kids, with very easy to understand but rather extensive rules.
~*This is Sarah posting under Mr.E.*~

This is the AUP from the school system I attended. I know I didn't sign this one because I had already graduated by the time this was revised. I really like the wording in this one because many people I graduated with...sadly...were still reading at a lower than high-school level. This has generalized disciplinary actions if the agreement is broken but there is room for variation. I also like that they gave a short reason why something is not acceptable rather than just saying that it is now acceptable.
Sarah, this post is interesting, particularly because most of us are very familiar with Knox County. I will stay that I like the different sections. "You can", "You cannot".. helps organize the 'dos and don'ts nicely. I will say that at a high school and potentially a middle school level there may be questions about intellectual property rights - specifically if teachers are using some type of review service, "retain ownership of their own intellectual works as users of the Internet, consistent with the policies of the Knox County Board of Education." For students this is a "You can", for teachers it would read as a "You can't", depending upon if there's a district policy in place for using Turnitin types of services or not.
I thought this AUP was very vague, and probably didn't not cover as many issues as it should. However, it would be very understandable 3-5 graders.



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