Internet Access at School
Each student must sign Acceptable Use Agreement for Computer & Internet Usage to abide by district rules for use of the district’s network. The district has established firewalls to block access to inappropriate sites. Families are encouraged to discuss Internet safety in general, including maintaining confidentiality of login/password information.
Acceptable Use Agreement for Computer & Internet Usage
Coupeville School District offers student access to the district computer network and filtered Internet access through our network. The district network has been established for the benefit of students, staff and patrons to improve communication and to augment learning opportunities.
Access to network services is given to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Access is a privilege – not a right. Inappropriate computer and/or Internet behavior will result in a student’s computer and Internet access being revoked, as well as possible disciplinary action.
Coupeville School District policy and procedure 6820–Electronic Communication Systems provide a thorough description of acceptable use.
6820–Electronic Communication Systems
Digital citizenship is appropriate and responsible behavior with regard to technology use. As more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important. Our goal is to create a community of learners who understand how to use digital resources effectively, efficiently and responsibly. With proper guidance from teachers and parents, our students can make the Internet a better place for sharing and learning.
Digital citizenship at home:
The following resources provide additional information about digital citizenship at home.
- Google Family Safety Center
- Protecting Your Kids Online
- Family Online Safety Institute
- Raising Digital Citizens
- Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Blog
- Internet Safety Tips
- OSPI School Safety Center
Google Apps for Education
Google Apps for Education (GAFE), what is it, and how does it pertain to Coupeville Schools?
Google Apps for Education is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools and educational institutions for FREE. These communication and collaboration apps include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sites, and a GAFE account unlocks access to dozens of other collaborative tools supported by Google. All of these applications exists completely online (or in the cloud), meaning that all creations can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection.
Explaining Google Apps
Google Apps is a core suite of communication and collaboration applications that allow students to work from any device on documents and projects.
Once a school registered email address is registered with Google Apps for Education, teachers and students can unlock Google’s apps with one login.
An “office suite” of tools – Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more – that offers the ability to work from any device as well as share and collaborate.
Because all Google Apps save to the cloud, teachers and students gain the flexibility to work from any computer or device.
Students and teachers can seamlessly save work and collaborate both synchronously and asynchronously.
For more information on Google Apps for Education, please click the link below.