We are a country that is supposed to be a leader in this world, and we are spending more time, and money, pointing fingers than trying to fix our problems.
Saying technology is “just a tool” can be dangerous. The problem with this thinking is that often it gets us used to seeing technology only as a means of automating or making current practice more efficient.
I think the key to [an effective AUP] is a strong legal document followed by yearly communication of the expectations in clear language and a practice of following the policies and documenting any variances from them—especially variances that disrupt learning.
If I were an administrator, I would work WITH the faculty, parents, and students to make the school the best it could be.