Friday, January 14, 2011

Technology Acceptable Use Policy

2.) Acceptable Usse Policy
Two different Technology Acceptable Use policies.
Students using technology in school cannot go on any websites unless the teacher allows you to.  Students can't play games on their iPad or use any apps that aren't educational during class.  Students can't access their email without permission or be using any online chat during class. No files can be downloaded onto the iPad or computer without permission.  Any softwares can't be installed unless the teacher tells you to do so. During a class, students cannot be listening to music on their iPad.

Students who do not follow these rules will recieve a detension or a suspension.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Students with iPads (Web 2.0 Final)

Last weeks classes using the iPads were fun.  With every student having a device in the wireless network, a lot of things are going to change.  There won't be much writing in notebooks, notes will be typed and saved on the iPad.  textbooks might be used online instead of using the actual textbook in class or at home.  The way the class is run will be different to.  I think having iPads is great, although I'd prefer laptops.  The iPads are helpful because they have a lot of educational apps and students wouldn't need to bring much else to class.  In my opinion, laptops are probably more helpful.  I feel like they'd be quicker and easier to use than iPads. Also, some people have a tough time with touch screens but after awhile, everyone will get used to it.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Skype is a great tool.  It can help students and teachers because it is a free voice or video call on your computer.  Teachers can skype other classrooms.  This way students can connect with others from anywhere, instead of just the same people in class everyday.  Students will be able to learn more and  it'll expand students education.  Skype is also good for other reasons beside education.  While typing an essay on your computer, you could quickly call someone in your class if you had a question.  I think skype is a great  way to connect.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Once a "Cheater", Always a "Cheater"

Once a "Cheater", Always a "Cheater" I agree with this article.  Students are constantly copying homework during homeroom, lunch, or in other classes.  If a student takes a test before lunch and then sits with their friend who has to take the same test later on in the day, he or she could easily share all of the answers.  Many think that this is just helping out their friends but teachers think it is considered cheating.  It is hard to put a stop to this cheating because there is no way of knowing when they are copying from eachother or sharing answers on a test or quiz.  Some people argue that when schools become more technology based, cheating is going to increase.  Students are able to cheat through technology or not.  Giving all students their own laptops is not going to make them cheat anymore than they did before.

Monday, November 15, 2010

iPads for Students

I think iPads for students would be a good idea.  They have a lot of helpful learning apps, like the ones on this article iPads Apps for the Classroom.  Students could use iPads for graphing, calculating, reading books, writing and notetaking, and much more. These apps could be very helpful for example, notetaking would be good for students who have a tough time keeping up with the notes or if their handwritting is llegible. It would also make all students more organized.  Everything they need can be on one machine.  Students won't have to carry aroung multiple textbooks, notebooks, and folders. IPads would be a great thing for high schoolers to  have.

Friday, November 12, 2010

To Write Love on her Arms To Write Love on her Arms day at BHS.  Today, November 12th, students are asked to write love on your armsto raise awaeness for teenagers dealing with depression and isolation.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Formspring is a website that anyone can write a comment to someone saying what they think of that person.  People commenting are allowed to post anonymously.  The formspring user reads the comments and can comment back.  The comments are posted for anyone to read.  I personally don't like formspring because it causes a lot of cyberbullying.  People can make fun of others or say mean things to them without that person knowing who said it.  I don't think it's right to be able to post negative comments without getting in trouble. I do not reccomend making a formspring account.