Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Acceptable Use Policies

Most Acceptable Use Policies include the following components

-a description of the instructional philosophies and strategies to be supported by Internet access in schools

-a statement on the educational uses and advantages of the Internet in your school or division

-a list of the responsibilities of educators, parents, and students for using the Internet

-a code of conduct governing behavior on the Internet

-a description of the consequences of violating the AUP

-a description of what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of the Internet

-a disclaimer absolving the school division, under specific circumstances, from responsibility

-a statement reminding users that Internet access and the use of computer networks is a privilege

-a statement that the AUP is in compliance with state and national telecommunication rules and regulations

-a signature form for teachers, parents, and students indicating their intent to abide by the AUP



Virginia Department of Education
Division of Technology