Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

7540A - STAFF AND STUDENT TRAINING REGARDING THE INTERNET

As set forth in Policy 7540.03 Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety and Policy 7540.04 Staff Technology Acceptable Use and Safety, the School Corporation will provide students and staff members with the training required by Federal and State law.

In addition, staff members and/or students shall be provided the following information/training concerning the use of the Internet:

 

A.

Use of the Internet is to be related to one (1) or more courses of study and is not to be used by staff or students for discriminatory or unlawful purposes. All student use is to be supervised by a staff member or approved volunteer who has signed the Staff Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Agreement Form.

   
 

B.

Because of the vast amount of information that can be retrieved from the Internet, teachers are responsible for training students to use proper research skills when retrieving information. It is inappropriate, costly, and a waste of valuable instructional time for staff and/or students to download large quantities of information that has not been checked ahead of time for accuracy, relevancy, and probable usage. It may be helpful, therefore, for teachers to conduct some controlled exercises with students on how to differentiate between websites that are "attractive but superficial or irrelevant" from those that are "attractive, substantive, and relevant."

     
 

C.

Staff members need to have back-up plans or contingency procedures in place for times when the Internet may not be accessible. Since the Internet is primarily a data-gathering mechanism, alternative sources for needed data should be available so that students can accomplish the purpose of the instruction within the established class period.

This information can be provided through written guidelines, professional development seminars, faculty and student meetings, and introductory remarks at the beginning of a course.

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