Digital Citizenship

Marion Carson School Digital Citizenship Plan and Admirable Use Policy

During the school year, students at Marion Carson School will have the opportunity to utilize tablets, computers, online applications, and other digital resources. Each student and parent/guardian is expected to read this Admirable Use Policy, sign and return a copy to the school. A downloadable copy can be found on the right hand side of this webpage. Please contact your child’s teacher or your school administrator if you have questions or concerns. 

 

Digital Technology for Learning

The use of technology is an integral part of learning at all CBE schools, as required by Alberta Education’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program of Studies. Students are encouraged to use our network and digital learning tools to collaborate with others and contribute to the learning environment in meaningful, positive ways. By utilizing the school’s digital resources and/or network, students agree to the guidelines for digital technology use outlined in this document. They also agree to the Digital Citizenship guidelines about technology use in the school. For more information about this, visit https://www.cbe.ab.ca/programs/technology-for-learning/Pages/Digital-Citizenship.aspx.

 

Students will engage with digital technology to:

·       Access, critically assess, and communicate information and understanding

·       Seek alternative viewpoints

·       Collaborate during inquiry

·       Construct personal knowledge and meaning

·       Demonstrate understandings

·       Organize and manipulate data

·       Interact and share learning with others

 

Acceptable use includes:

·       Only accessing CBE or personal technology when given permission

·       Treating CBE and personally owned technology with care and respect

·       Using personal devices at appropriate times for learning and knowing when to put it away

·       Use of student’s own account only to access the CBE network

·       Never assuming the identity of another person

·       Accessing, posting, sending or downloading appropriate material only

·       Using respectful language, being honest and kind in digital communications

·       Respecting other students’ work on any device. Refraining from copying, changing or removing another student’s work from a device, school network or the internet

·       Giving credit to authors or sources when using information or ideas that are not the student’s own - failure to properly cite sources of information is called plagiarism and is a form of cheating

·       Asking permission to post, publish, circulate, record or distribute someone's personal information (images, work, etc.)

 

CBE My Devices Network

The CBE My Devices Network enables students to access wireless Internet on school‐owned technology or students’ personal devices. Students are expected to follow the same Admirable Use Policy when assessing this network. The school does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of any student's personal electronic devices. For more information about the CBE network, visit https://www.cbe.ab.ca/programs/technology-for-learning/Pages/get-connected.aspx.

 

Procedure for Policy Violation

Depending on the severity of inappropriate use, consequences will be determined by school teachers and the administrative team. Parents/Guardians will be notified. This Admirable Use Policy complements a number of Calgary Board of Education Administrative Regulations, including: AR1062 -­ Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources, AR6047 – Vandalism and Damage to School Property, AR6005 – Student Code of Conduct, and AR6006 – Progressive Student Discipline.

https://cbe.ab.ca/about-us/policies-and-regulations/Pages/Administrative-Regulations.aspx


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​​​Digital Citizenship at the CBE

Digital citizenship is about using technology and participating in digital environments. It is key to helping our students learn to use available technology responsibly in the classroom and beyond. Our school has a Digital Citizenship Plan that is updated annually, addressing how we work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.

Visit the CBE website to learn more about how we support students to develop online safety skills and be good digital citizens.​​​

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