~Teaching with Technology Blog~
Ethical Consideration and Positive Social
Technology to Be Incorporated
The technology that I will incorporate for module 7 will be Using Blogs. Blogs can be used in numerous ways in the classroom. For K-5 Elementary Student Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers I will incorporate the following instructions on using Blogs.
Ways I might use the technology for teaching and learning within my discipline would be to have my student teachers make a classroom blog and share their blog with the parents of their students.
The blog would be a strictly class blog with information about the class including:
Pictures of Work
Monthly Blog list of happenings
Science News or Experiments
Social Change~ The technology might be used for positive social change by using the blog to raise awareness around science for: Earth Day, conserving energy and water. Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the Summer Season, to collect food or donations for food banks and local school families.
Ethical considerations related to implementing the technology in our classroom are:
*Note- Student Teacher will have to get written permission to post any photos of students on the Blog. Speak to the Principal creating and obtaining a written note and ask parents to sign the note if their students are to be allowed on the blog. * (Keep copies of all notes.)
Student teachers will also need permission of their mentor teachers, principal and superintendent to upload and maintain a blog with the school districts name and students participating.
The technology might be used for positive social change by using the blog to raise awareness around science for: Earth Day, conserving energy and water. Holidays to collect food or donations for food banks and local school families for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Summer season.
“The blending of technology and education introduces ethical issues for colleges” (Mitchell, 2009, p.1). Fair use and copyright laws were established to protect K-12 schools and universities. The laws were established in 1976 and have been rewritten and improved over the years in 1990, 1998, and 2002. They were intended to clarify the use of electronic media. These were intended to clarify the use policies and but they rely on good faith.
Mitchell, R. G. (2009). Ethics in an Online Environment. New Directions for Community Colleges, (148), 63-70. doi:10.1002/cc.387