Rundle School Acceptable Use Policy
Technology instruction is integrated into all curricular areas throughout the year and is accepted as an essential tool for teaching and learning.
The infusion of technology into all aspects of the classroom enhances the learning environment for all students at rundle School. Students are engaged much more when technology is accessed and the world of information opens up to them. It is important that all students understand the ethical and responsible use of technology, regardless of the the type or form it may take.
The term "Digital Citizenship" is used to define the important elements of the use of technology by everyone. As a CBE school, Rundle School is committed to the education and modeling of this practice for all users within a safe, caring, and respectful learning community. At Rundle School we believe that, for students to be successful in life, they must become good, responsible digital citizenship. Our children are the future and we expect them to lead the way.
All use of electronic devices and network access require teacher permission and supervision. By utilizing the school's computers and/or the network, our Acceptable Use Policy is acknowledged.
Acceptable Use of School or Personal Electronic Devices at Rundle School
The privilege to use school or personal devices and/or networks is dependent on the level of responsibility shown by individual students. It is our intent to have all students access these tools for learning on an ongoing basis. The following acts and prohibited sites constitute inappropriate use and may endanger students, and/or possibly damage the network, hardware, and/or software. Students must respect intellectual property and adhere to copyright, software piracy and fair dealing laws associated with learning technologies.
At Rundle School we will ensure the safety of all students by following the three principles of respect when working with educational technology. This will ensure that we are using digital information and technology resources in a responsible way:
1. Respect Yourself
● Keep your CBE account passwords and other personal information private.
● Tell your teacher if something on an electronic device makes you feel uncomfortable or is inappropriate.
● Caring for a personally owned device is the responsibility of the owner.
2. Respect Others
● Use appropriate language and communicate respectfully at all times.
● Respect the property and the creative work of others.
● Respect the rights of other people and ask for permission to record or post anything about them.
● Protect and respect the personal information of others.
● Use your time wisely when using technology for learning.
3. Respect this Place
● Maintain equipment so that it is ready to be used by others.
● In the school environment, use technology that supports learning and do so in consultation with your teacher.
● Report any problems with technology equipment as soon as you see them.
Violation of the Calgary Board of Education and Rundle School Policy
If you do not follow this policy it may result in one or more of the following consequences:
● Letter home
● Restriction or loss of computer privileges; and/or
● School-based disciplinary consequences
Depending on the severity of inappropriate use, consequences will be determined by staff 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.