Episode 48 – “Lightweight” Christmas Programs, iPad Delirium, Violence in Schools & Dibber Dobbers

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘They don’t need no education in the final weeks of school’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 7/12/15, viewed 7/12/15

‘I gave my students iPads – then wished I could take them back’, Launa Hall, The Washington Post, 2/12/15, viewed 8/12/15

‘Police called to Victorian schools more than 800 times as students attack teachers’, Peter Mickelburough, Sunday Herald Sun, 5/12/15, viewed 8/12/15

 

Episode 17 – Remembrance Day, #EndorseDigitalTech, Result Tampering & Broken Bones

In Episode 17 we cited the following articles:

‘Outcry as schools shift Remembrance Day minute’s silence’, Vanessa Desloires, The Age, 11/11/14

Endorse the Australian F-10 Digital Technologies Curriculum, Petition by Rebecca Vivian, www.change.org

‘Dozens of Atlanta teachers indicted in cheating scandal’, Sara Morrison, The Wire, 29/3/13

Episode 8 – Devices on Camp, LOTE, Contracts & Yard Duty Beatings

 

‘Two-thirds of new teachers on contracts’ – Jewel Topsfield ‘The Age

Below is an extract from the ‘Electronic Devices on Camp’ contract that Rick sent home with students prior to Grade 5 camp:

ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON CAMP

Dear Parents,

We understand many students use their electronic device (iPod, iPad etc) to take photographs and that the camera on these devices is the only one they own.

We are happy for parents to give permission for their child to bring their device with a camera to camp, if they do not have a standard camera.

The following guidelines will apply:

  • Personal cameras/devices are the sole responsibility of the student whilst on camp. The school has no liability over loss, misuse or damage to the device
  • Students are not to make phone calls or send text messages from their devices  (if they have this capability)
  • Students are not to upload photos to any non-school social networks they may be members of (ie. Instagram) whilst on camp

If your child will be bringing their personal device to camp, please complete the short contract below and hand to your child’s class teacher on the morning of camp.

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I __________________am happy for my child to bring their personal device to camp and have read and understood the guidelines with my child.

Signed: ______________________________________ (parent)

I__________________ have read the guidelines and understand that I am responsible for the correct use of my device on camp.

Signed:______________________________________ (student)

 

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Episode 6 – DLTV, Laptop Leases, Extra Curricular Conundrums & Teacher Blunders

Links discussed in this week’s episode:

Teachers sue over having to lease laptops from Education Department – By Jewel Topsfield, The Age

Should teachers have to pay for the technology they use? – By Rich Lambert, April 2013

Education Conferences – some thoughts and ideas –  By Kynan Robinson, July 2014

How to follow a #Hashtag chat in Twitter (thanks to Riss Leung for the share)