~Teaching with Technology Blog~ Ethical Consideration and Positive Social Change

AB MD7

~Teaching with Technology Blog~

Ethical Consideration and Positive Social

Change

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:

Monthly Calendars,

Class information,

Schedule,

Book lists,

Upcoming events,

Helpful tips

Homework

Pictures of Work

Volunteer information

Behavior management

Birthdays

Snack list

Monthly Blog list of happenings

Holidays

Technology Tips

Math Tips

Writing Tips

Reading Tips

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.

 

Ethical Considerations

“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

 

 

One thought on “~Teaching with Technology Blog~ Ethical Consideration and Positive Social Change

  1. Katrina,
    Thank you! I understand. It’s a lot of work while teaching little ones. A class newsletter is also a good idea. You can use a template and print a monthly one out for your class pretty easily with all of your news.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Allison

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