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Perhaps of interest from the current (10/29/99) Scout Report:
Betty

5.  Two on K-12 Education and Information Technology
Acceptable Use Policies: A Handbook
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/go/VDOE/Technology/AUP/home.shtml
CTER White Papers on Technology Issues for Educators
http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/wp/

These two sites address a number of issues related to K-12 education
and the use of information technology (IT). The first, provided by
the Virginia Department of Education Technology Division, offers
guidelines for the appropriate use of computer networks. These
guidelines are generally known as Acceptable Internet Use Policy, or
AUP, and are comprised of "a written agreement . . . signed by
students, their parents and their teachers, outlining the terms and
conditions of Internet use-rules of online behavior and access
privileges." Rather than set out a single AUP, this online handbook
features a collection of selected resources to help administrators,
teachers, library media specialists, and parents develop their own
local AUP. The handbook includes links to examples of various
components of an AUP, sample policies from Virginia and other states,
and a selection of templates. The second resource features white
papers written by teams of teachers and other K-12 personnel enrolled
in a Masters program called CTER: Curriculum, Technology, and
Educational Reform at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign in
the spring of 1999. The topics covered include Access Issues;
Credibility and Web Evaluation; Free Speech vs. Censorship; Privacy;
Commercialism; Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Plagiarism; and
Computer Crime and Technology Misuse. The layout and content of each
of the seven white papers varies, but most are presented as easily
navigated Webpages ("An Educator's Guide To...") rather than simple
digitized text. [MD]

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