What’s in a User Agreement?

I am stunned by the number of great web 2.0 tools that are out there!  They are amazing and they all have such great application in classrooms.  But the sad truth is, not all sites are designed for children.  Although we see people using web 2.0 tools, they may not be the right fit for every classroom and every child.  If you are thinking of trying a new web tool in your classroom take time to read the user agreements or the terms of service prior to creating student accounts.  More and more web 2. tools are meant for audiences in the 13+ age range.  Some of them are even designed for audiences of an adult nature only.  There are some that are created with early learners in mind but they may require parental permission to use them with students.  This Principle Leadership covered this topic on pages 73-75 in their September 2011 issue.

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About bulldogtechteach

I am a technology integrator serving in a k-1 and a 2-5 elementary building. I firmly believe in the power of technology to engage students and allow them to create and master their learning.
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