Responsible Use Policy
After learning more about RUP's and the ISTE standards, I can see many opportunities for improvement within our school and district. When reflecting on my school's RUP, I question how much of the policy is understood because of the language and frequency of the document alone. Our acceptable use plan is only enforced and relevant during the first week of school. Although our School website does mention Expectations for technology use (page 16), The parent/student handbook does not include a copy of the Resposible Use Policy itself.
I've learned that expressing the use of technology as a privilege rather than a right is the first step to helping students, parents, and teachers understand the educational benefits that technology can bring. Since technology is rapidly and consistently developing, our education systems are sometimes oblivious to the amount of quality learning resources we have access to.
Click on the following link to explore the technology expectations of a local Denver Public Elementary School.