Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology
When having technology in the classroom it is important to understand how to first, have set goals on how the technology should be used a tool in the curriculum and secondly, how it should be a safe environment for students to use as a resource. This website, Leland Public Schools : Responsible Use is a great resource for teachers or other school members that are creating rules and guidelines to making technology a safe, legal, and ethical use in the classroom. The Leland Schools have ideas from how to legally monitor the uses of how the students are using the internet, and how to legally block certain websites that students should not be looking at while in the classroom. They also state how it is very important to have a "privilege, trust, and individual accountability" for students, so that this insures that students will promise to use the internet safely and responsibly (2011LelandPublicSchools). I feel that this website can help a lot of schools and teachers to shape a safe environment for students, when it comes to the more use of the internet, in the classroom.