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Last week I spent three days working with various groups of educators as part of the training CASTLE provides. Superintendents, principals, teachers and technology directors attended our workshops. Acceptable use policies and online safety were two topics we addressed. As most of you probably realize, many educators have very strong feelings when it comes to these subjects. The differing viewpoints and diversity of the group resulted in some interesting conversations. Unfortunately, there is not just one simple solution or answer to these issues that I can offer school districts. I attempted instead to present attendees with some facts and questions to get conversations started. Hopefully these prompts can help educational leaders have meaningful conversations related to these topics. Who is responsible for the current systems in our schools? Who is responsible for developing policies and procedures that teach empowering use of technology? As educational leaders, we must take responsibility for... Continue »