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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Scenarios

The scenarios below come are possible examples. These are issues related to digital responsibility from across the district. Consider using the scenarios and the accompanying documents as a way to facilitate discussion with administration, staff and students about possible solutions in your school context.

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Students want to use their cell phones at school. Some of your parents have even contacted the office to say that they expect to have access to their child during the day in case of emergency.  Teachers find that cell phones are a constant distraction in class and some student refuse to put them away.

Right and Responsibility Connections:

  • Feel safe and be respected
  • Model digital responsibility in my classroom and in my school
  • Contributing to the school and classroom community by sharing responsibility for the social, physical and digital environment
  • Treating other fairly and respectfully; showing a sense of ethics

 

Teachers are trying to maintain the current stock of textbooks as long as possible and are photocopying and scanning content for students.

Right and Responsibility Connections:

  • Acknowledge and respect the ownership of others over their works and their right to state how they want their works to be used
  • Ensure that any content used is licensed for its intended use or that otherwise permission for use has been received
  • Model the ethical use of information, which includes citing images and content

 

A parent comes of the office to complain that their son is being unfairly bullied online.  He provides a list of student names involved and “wants the school to do something about it”.

Right and Responsibility Connections:

  • Feel safe and be respected
  • Not hurt or mistreat others by what I create and share
  • Treat others fairly and not harass, stalk, threaten, insult or attack others
  • Ensure students feel safe, are protected and are respected online within the realm of my classroom activities and projects, or that affect school relationships and/or climate
  • Facilitate student learning about appropriate behaviour online

On a Monday morning, a student that you have been working with and supporting to have them successful at school is at the office and very upset Student says that she was put down and pictures making fun of her were loaded to facebook over the weekend.

Right and Responsibility Connections:

  • Feel safe and be respected
  • Be protected from being hurt or mistreated in body or in mind
  • Right to privacy
  • Keep my personal information, including my image, private
  • Develop my identity and to share it in the way that I choose
  • Solving problems in peaceful ways: managing conflict appropriately, including presenting views and arguments respectfully and considering others’ views

 

Students are turning in assignments that are heavily plagiarized and lengthy passages are copied from websites.  There are no citations on the assignments.  What resources are available to improve information literacy?

Right and Responsibility Connections:

  • Seek out content that is of educational quality and that will help me to learn
  • Acknowledge and respect the ownership of others over their works
  • Teach my students how to locate, evaluate and use information
  • Model the ethical use of information, which includes citing images and content



 

A teacher wants students to blog or create online wikis to communicate and collaborate.  What guidelines can you provide?

Right and Responsibility Connections:

  • Be assured that when I give my personal information it will be kept safe and only used in appropriate ways
  • Keep my students’ personal information, including their names and images, private, unless parents are informed
  • Ensure personal information can only be stored on a server located in Canada, unless parents are informed

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828