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Lesson Plans


Internet Usage

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Nancy Sojka (nsojka@n-winn.means.net)
Mon, 28 Dec 1998 16:14:24 +0000


I need some feedback concerning your schools' Internet Usage Policy. We
presently require students to sign (along with their parent if they are
under 18) an Internet User Contract. It states that they will use it for
appropriate school projects, avoiding inappropriate sexual, racist or drug
related sites. They also agree to use the school provided email account
appropriately.
If student break the agreement, they lose their privilege to use the
Internet for 15 days (first offense), 30 days (second offense) or 45 days
(third offense). The problem is that all of the computers in our district
have Internet access, therefore, when a student loses the Internet, they
also lose access to computer use completely. As the teacher of a computer
graphics course, this requires that I come up with an alternative paper and
pencil assignment for the student who does not have computer privileges.
It feels like teacher punishment, but I agree that the student who cannot
use the tool appropriately should feel the heat.
Any ideas about alternate consequences?
Any ideas for the upcoming final project--all the other students will be
choosing from a list of final projects that include webpage design,
animation, or Hyperstudio presentations.