Share with us your top 5-10 code of ethics statements for using technology in the classroom or your professional workplace.
Take care of technology equipment – watch what they download, click and share.
Explore appropriate and safe sites for learning and research – watch out for inaccurate or false information, students need to know how to evaluate what websites they access, or use an approved list made by the teacher.
Copyright law, Fair Use Act and Creative Commons matter – Understanding copyright and related laws to ensure students follow the rules in using and sharing content.
Help prevent cyber bullying – Give examples of cyber bullying and encourage students to report any cyber -bullying incidents. Remind students to be kind.
Consider your self-image – Know and understand future employers look up candidates’ social media accounts to see how they represent themselves in public. Reminder that posts are ‘forever’.
Always give credit to original source – Students learn about the importance of using online citations to respect copyright laws and avoid plagiarism.
Remember to be effective, thoughtful and ethical digital creators – incorporate assignments that use digital tools in the classroom. This allows students to learn how to use technology responsibly with teacher oversight.
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