Please construct a list of classroom expectations for students for next year when everyone has a device. ( Include ramifications for students who do not follow guidelines. Please look at some other Acceptable Use Policies as a reference - Let me know three that you utilized as a reference, but also remember that most of these are written by adults).
In order for this change to work well next year, we need to use our devices properly. If we all just play games and don't stay focused during class, we turn an amazing change into a disaster. I think the best AUP to follow is to keep the device powered off or on standby while the teacher is talking, in order to prevent distractions. This is a good idea until you realize that the students can't take notes without a device. So I think the teachers should have electronic notes, since we're all going 1:1 anyways, why shouldn't the notes be pre written online? Some AUPs say that the device should be OFF until there is an assignment that needs to be completed. I don't think they should be off, because they pretty much are our textbooks and notebooks. It would be easier just to turn the wifi off during the class. Every laptop gives you the option to turn your wifi on or off. If it's off, teachers can feel safer about what students are doing. Some people put out AUPs that say you can’t use electronic devices at all throughout the day. I think this is just a terrible idea. We are living in a world where technology is constantly changing so why should we shun it from our learning environment? I think, instead of following the AUPs that other schools put out, we should make our own and create a new path for our school to follow. We need to be able to lay down rules that will allow us to have technology and also allow us to learn.