Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology

Technology can be thought of as an extremely helpful tool in the classroom, taking a closer look at this idea, we begin to see just how important it is to understand the technology you bring into your classroom. As a teacher, it is your responsibility to make sure the digital information and technology presented is safe, legal and ethical."Today's technology enables us to access many different media in a timely, convenient fashion. However, the ease of access provided by modern digital technology may result in the use of works without full understanding of rights and responsibilities. Creating and using unauthorized copies of audio and visual works in either digital or non-digital format is not appropriate and may be illegal"(Penn State, 2012). Check it out!

Modeling the proper use of technology within the classroom will continue to enforce proper digital usage on a day to day basis. Check It Out! Giving credit where credit is do, is essential for legal and ethical use within the classroom and at home. As the role model within the classroom it is important to make sure your students are using their digital sources in a safe and secure environment. It is important to not be scared to use technology, but rather to be well prepared when using technology to thoroughly benefit students. With great power comes great responsibility. :)

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