Monday, February 25, 2013

Social Media Unblocked

Now that the category “social media” is no longer blocked on the EIPS network, staff and students need to be even more cognizant of digital citizenship. On Staff Connect you will find Administrative Procedure 142 which contains procedures and guidelines for the use of social media. The Administrative Procedure and the Guidelines documents can also be found at eipstech.com/socialmedia.

Administrative Procedure 142 highlights issues related to FOIP (Freedom of Information and Privacy), copyright, training and guidelines by Instructional Services, IT risk assessment by Tech Services, school Administrator involvement in social media used for educational purposes, respecting terms and conditions of the sites, and other standards for school use of social media with students and parents.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact Instructional Services.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Subscribing to our Podcast

I've had a few people ask how they can get notified when new episodes of our podcast are available. There are a few different ways.

If you use Twitter, follow @eipstech where we'll automatically post every time a new episode is ready.

If you'd like to get an email whenever we post a new episode, go to youtube.com/edtechnow and click the Subscribe button. You'll be asked to log in (or create an account), you can use a personal Gmail account or your school Google Apps account. Subscribing to our YouTube channel means that you can get an email notification when we post new videos.