Is personal use of school-owned mobile devices (ipads, netbooks) ethical? (e.g. running netflix on a school-owned iPad after hours)
rach70 says I don't. I'm to paranoid that they'll dig into it...like they can with email. JeffJ says I don't have a personal problem with it, but it'd probably be best to have a policy that stated whether or not it was allowable. talljim says OUr policy does not allow it. Further, our policy requires using only your district email acct. to be registered with Apple to use on device talljim says In our district, a person cannot authorize a mobile device with an account created by an external email address- thus, a paper trail. Heidi our district does not allow personal use for the school owned devices. You cannot download anything without preapproval. vdub144 I not only don't have a problem with it, I encourage our teachers to do it - provided I haven't locked it down for security reasons. Why? vdub144 Because the more of that person's time they spend using that device, the better they get with it & can do great things with it in the clssrm vdub144 Moreover tech has a "life" of 3-5y whether its used or not. WHY not fully utilize a device in that time frame, rather than recycle hardly vdub144 used machines that cost a lot, but never produced much. wintrrose says vdub144: I agree with this.. if I want to be totally useful to my students, I also need to be aware of what works well with the device ✿honeymic says our school philosophy is the same as Vdub's, thankfully shirky17 says use it fully so you learn what can be done and how to Jolene4kids says vdub144: Amen!! When we stop making people paranoid, they'll be able to relax and actually *learn* how to use the technology! Jolene4kids says You know the saying, "Emotionally locked; learning is blocked." Goes for adults, too. We, in education, continue to hold ourselves back. Jolene4kids says Kevin H said it best, "Innovation in education dies from domestic abuse." That MUST change. Thank you, Dan! dmantz7 says I get caught up with the same situation as I am using school iPad but want to purchase some apps. kathyschrock feels this is just fine. A teacher needs to treat it as their "own" to see what it can do.