When I first started researching my district's acceptable use policy (AUP), I was bombarded with an eight page document that I needed to reread several times in order to grasp the concepts and big ideas. Those eight pages did not include the additional two pages of a filtering policy, the two pages for cyber bullying and social networking education, the four page staff AUP signature agreement, or the eight page student AUP signature agreement. I wanted to take the student AUP and modify that, however when I pulled it up, parts were blacked out and I was unable to read the majority of it. I decided to look at the eight page AUP along with the policy in place for filtering. I took the two of those documents and condensed them into a one page document. I did keep a lot of the terminology but also tweaked it so that it is a little more user friendly.
Here is my revised addition of my district's current AUP:
At the conclusion of the week's readings and assignment, I have a greater appreciation for the work that our technology department puts into our district, the policies it has to uphold as well as creating and revising policies with the school board. I would love to obtain access to our student AUP signature piece and reword that into terminology that my students would understand. That piece would make a wonderful mini lesson during the first week of school in order to make students fully aware of what they and their parents are signing for.
These links will take you to my district's list of policies as well as the individual policies that I used to create my own:
TASD-Criteria for Filtering
Pyne Arts Technology. (Photographer). (2013). Student Acceptable Use Policy [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6g4pnDeZvwQ/UFsePheOYpI/AAAAAAAAADI/Qq03VuQwa80/s1600/AUP.png
Shareski, D. (2014, March 16) EDIM516 Network Filtering [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sThQDRqMzYw&list=UUaAh-TmAdlzAuASh_fR6-gA
University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine. (Photographer). (2013). Acceptable Use Policy [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://it.cvm.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/AcceptableUse.jpg