Technology Ethics in the Classroom

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Carolyn Smith
EDU-225 Instructional Technology
July 10, 2011
Kathleen Sherbon
Technology Ethics I the Classroom
Every day, businesses, schools, and individuals depend on computers to perform a variety of significant tasks. Such as tracking sales, recording student grades, creating reports, Web, and sending e-mail. People increasingly rely on computers to create, store, and manage critical information, so it is important to ensure that computers and software are protected from loss, damage, and misuse. School districts, for example, must take precautions to guarantee that student information, such as grades, attendance rates, personal and family data, and learning problems, is protected from loss and kept confidential Gary B. Shelly (2010). In 2000, congress passed the children’s internet protection act (CIPA) in order to protect children from obscene and graphic materials with in most school districts. The universal natural of the internet it is of the up most important to protect our students online with the ever changing technology and lack of decorum, the internet can be rude and take advantage of others. In order to protect my students from internet predators and any inappropriate material I need to add internet safety to the classroom curriculum so that the student can have a constant prompt on how to use the internet safely. Talking to parents about internet policy, also have parents and students sign a technology agreement that has all the rules and consequence for parent and students to read before student is able to use school technology. Closely monitor student on computer, with today’s technology teacher can see on their monitor what students are doing on each computer. Teach student how to recognize unsafe sites and have filter to block or filter out pornographic material and gang-sites, hate groups.

Gary B. Shelly, (2010). Computers Integrating Technology and Digital Media In...
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