How to expand students’ ed-tech access—and stay out of court

• Coordinate your plans and policies among all departments.

• Consider a separate use agreement for personally owned devices.

• Include a clear definition of sexting.

• Include a clear notice of authority to search student devices and to discipline students when they abuse the rules.

NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network recently collaborated with other education organizations on a document that aims to guide school leaders as they revise their ed-tech policies to better reflect how today’s students want to learn.

The report is called “Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media,” and copies were distributed during Trainor’s session.

eSchool News Staff

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