IMPORTANT! New Blogging Information Letter (permissions)

Revised Process for Students Blogging in September (Permissions)

    1. Send home the NEW! Blogging Information Letter with all students whether you are using your Class blog, and/or individual Student blogs. The Blogging Information Letter has been added to the Everything Tech; Everything Edublog conference and is also available on the TLC blog. Please note this is not a permission form.
    2. Permission to Blog: Permission for students to blog is now included on the annual Emergency Contact Form sent home with all students in September. It now states:

The Board website and School/Classroom websites may on occasion contain photos and/or videos of students involved in the celebration of school/classroom activities, initiatives, special circumstances, awards or events.  School newsletters are also posted to the she school’s website. In keeping with 21st century learning other third party Internet websites, social media and or teleconferencing, blogs, wikis, youtube websites are used on occasion as learning tools by the classroom teacher. Your child’s teacher may be utilizing these emerging technologies as part of the instructional process, use of the student’s image and/or a first and last name may be beneficial. We are requesting your consent or the use of the student’s image and/or image and/or first and last name on a school/classroom or Board website as well as third party websites, social media and/or teleconferencing.

WHEN THE EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS ARE RETURNED, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS HAVE GIVEN PERMISSION FOR THEIR CHILD’S IMAGE/NAME/ETC. TO BE USED PRIOR TO BLOGGING WITH YOUR CLASS AND/OR INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS.

It will be up to you to contact parents who have not given permission for their child’s image/name/etc. to be used to discuss blogging as method of teaching/ learning. Several accommodations can be made to include their child in the program without the use of the child’s image and/or name. If you have any questions about the kinds of accommodations that can be made, please email into the Edublog Conference in First Class.

Please do NOT submit any requests for student blogs until all Emergency Contact forms have been returned and the NEW! Blogging Information Letter has been sent home. Thanks!

 

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