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Technology Documents

West Hartford Public Schools’ Administrative Guidelines for the Use of Technology

Student Responsible Use Guidelines

BOE Policy 4090 Employee Use of Technology - Please insure that you read West Hartford Public Schools Board of Education Policy on employee Use of Technology as it relates to the creation, publication, posting, or distribution of any personal and/or non-school related written, visual, and/or audio correspondence or materials.

BOE Regulation 4080-R regarding the use of Social Media

Statement Regarding the Use of Graphics on Web Sites and Blogs

Copyright friendly and free image resources

Creative Commons

Citing Electronic and Digital Sources 

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) - The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted by Congress to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. CIPA imposes certain types of requirements on any school or library that receives funding for Internet access or internal connections from the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. Click the link above to read the details.

You Tube Access for Teachers - The district recognizes that YouTube can be a valuable resource to support teaching and learning. As professionals we know that privileges are balanced with responsibilities.

  • Staff must always preview and evaluate resources that are to be used with students prior to showing them in class.

  • On-the-spot searching of YouTube is not be done while students can view the results as content may be unpredictable.

  • Do not allow students to use your network login.

  • Staff computers must never be left logged on and unsupervised.

  • In order to efficiently use bandwidth, staff will limit the use of any media streaming to school purposes only.