Classroom (Photo credit: James F Clay)
Internet safety and education is always at the forefront of my mind when I work with technology in the classroom. It is therefore important for me to have my parents have an understanding and some control over their child's work and image as it relates to usage and access.
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A Letter on Technology in Mrs. Ripp’s Room
Technology serves a major function in this classroom to collaborate and connect with students across the globe. Safety and proper usage of the chosen technology is therefore vital for this classroom to be successful in its implementation. This letter is intended to inform and expand on the most common types of technology that will be integrated throughout the year, as well as serve as a consent form. Please note that the District Acceptable Use Policy for Technology is upheld and discussed throughout the year as well.
° Flip Video Cameras: Students use video cameras throughout the year to capture their learning and for presentations. I also use the cameras to capture specific student work to be published on our classroom website (www.mrsripp.blogspot.com).
° Digital Cameras: Students and I take pictures of our projects and students at work. These images are often used for publication on our website and once in a while are included in presentations I conduct to teach other educators.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Throughout the school year, I may include photographs, videos, or work of individual students or student group activities on our classroom website (www.mrsripp.blogspot.com), on my professional website (www.mrspripp.blogspot.com), and occasionally in presentations for other educators. Any student and/or their school work will be identified by first name only. No last names will be mentioned.
Please mark any of the choices below and return to school:
_____ Yes, I give permission to photograph, videotape, or audio record my child. I also give permission to display my child’s school work including class pictures.
____ Please do not publish my child’s photograph on the classroom website or any other Internet page.