Documentation:Digital Tattoo Case Studies Project/Education/Resources
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This is for resources related to case studies for student teachers.
- Teacher Education Office: Teacher Education Policies and Guidelines (2016-17)
- Teacher Education Office: Practicum Guidelines (2016-17)
- Protocol and Procedure for Investigating and Responding to Alleged Unprofessional Conduct
Vancouver School Board
- Social Media Policy (Draft)
- Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
- Acceptable Use of Technology
- Privacy Breach - Regulation
- Harrassment in the Workplace
- Student-Staff Relations
Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association
New Westminster School District
Abbotsford School District
Delta School District
- Delta School District Social Media Procedure
- Delta School District - Use of Personal Communication Devices Procedure
Fraser-Cascade School District
BC Ministry of Education
- "Professional Conduct Advisory: Professional Boundaries and Social Media" is on pg. 14
- BC Teacher Regulation Branch: Searchable Discipline Database
- Teachers Act
- School Act
- TC: The Official Magazine of the BC College of Teachers: "Blurring the Boundaries: Technology and its impact on the teacher-student relationship"
BC Teachers' Federation
- Professional Advisory: Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media (Ontario College of Teachers)
- Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers, June 2016
- "Going Social" is on pg. 29.
- Includes positive ways in which teachers use social media.
- "The Potential Pitfalls of Social Media" is on page 52
- "CBC Ombudsman Addresses Members" is on pg. 62.
- Addresses the need for teachers to share with public and, also, the risks associated with doing so.
- Peel District School Board, Mississauga: Social Media Guidelines for Staff
- Peel District School Board: Digital Citizenship Policy
- District School Board Ontario North East: The Employee Use of Social Media Policy
- Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) - On Thin Ice: Maintaining Professional Boundaries - A Resource for Teachers
- "Using Social Media" is on pg. 9
- Social Media & Teacher Learning (2012); edited by Van Nuland, s. & Greenlaw, J.
Newfoundland & Labrador
- Newfoundland & Labrador English School District (NLESD) Social Media: Terms and Conditions for Staff Use
- Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA): Are You Targeted by Inappropriate Social Media Comments?
- NLTA Cyberconduct and Electronic Communications – Important Information and Guidelines for Teachers
- Regina Public Schools: Online Communication and Interaction/Social Media Procedures
- LIVE Art Saskatchewan: Social Media Tips for Teachers
- Edmonton Public Teachers: Teachers and Technology
- Alberta Teachers' Association: E-liability Brochure
- Canadian Teachers’ Federation/Fédération Canadienne des Enseignantes et des Enseignants: Cybertips for Teachers
Examples of Positive Uses of Social Media/Technology
- "Teachers and Schools Explore New Ways of Communicating With Parents" on pg. 4
- Some teachers take photos of students that they send to parents (considered valuable and appropriate), and Delta school district has both public and private sections of website through with educators can collaborate and share information.
- "From Reluctant Reader to Confident Reader: Making a Difference By Making It Different" on pg. 17
- A teacher allows students to home digital cameras that they can use to take photos (of anything except people) and he then uploads and uses their photos to create digital storybooks.
- "Global Citizens, Unite!" from Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers, June 2017
- pg. 19
- "Making Connections" from Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers, March 2017
- pg. 45
- An example of an appropriate reason for taking students' photographs is on pg. 18.
- "Tools of the Trade: Partner Up" is on pg. 21.
- "Taking Tech to the Next Level" is on pg. 37.
- Look specifically at "Collaborating using Google Apps" which discusses turning an classroom issue caused by the use of these apps into a teaching opportunity.
- Not Canadian but, near the end of the article, a strong case is made for teachers using social media in order to model positive digital citizenship for students.
- The top 10 reasons that teachers are using social media are on pg. 15.
- "Time-Saving Tech" is on pg. 21.
- "Tech it Up a Notch" is on pg. 21.
- "A Better Bulletin Board" is on pg. 45.
- "Alberta school teaches children to use social media in positive ways"
- "Sudbury teacher forms group for northern Ontario woman politicians"
- "Using Social Media for Good"
- "Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers"
- Scholastic: "Social Media Goes to School"
- Connect Safely: The Educator's Guide to Social Media"
Articles & News Stories
- "Should teachers be banned from posting ‘scantily clad’ photos? Ottawa board seems to think so"
- "Nunavut teacher says he was suspended for posting ISIS photo online"
- "How to Keep Your College Admission Offer: Start With Digital Literacy"
- "The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers"
- Toronto 24 Hours: "School officials scramble over teachers' flip-bird photo"
- Global News: "Alberta school teaches children to use social media in positive ways"
- The Principal of Change blog by George Couros (Alberta Principal):
- Description of Facebook comments on page 4.
- Personal communication through board email and downloaded Skype onto school district computer.
- Using board computer to visit "personal sites."
Relevant Supreme Court Rulings
Ross v. New Brunswick School District No. 15 
Teaching Social Media
- Think Before You Share: Tips From Facebook and MediaSmarts
- ERASE Student Advisory: Social Media Guidelines Resource
- Need Help Now
- A great resource for teachers and their students with information about cyberbullying prevention, emotional support, and help getting content removed from the internet.
- Common Sense Education: "Here's How We Changed Social Media Conflict to Empathy"
- Huffpost: "Why Every Personal Brand Deserves an Early Start: One Florida high school’s forward-thinking course is jumpstarting students’ professional lives"