I would like to share 5-10 sentences of code of ethics for using technology in your classroom or professional workplace.
Take care of technology equipment.
With malware and viruses running rampant, students must learn to watch what they download, click and share.
Explore appropriate and safe sites for learning and research.
Many websites contain inaccurate or false information. Teachers can provide a list of approved websites. Students need to learn how to evaluate websites and assess whether they can trust the content.
Copyright law, Fair Use Act and Creative Commons matter.
Students learn how to copy and paste without realizing the copyright implications. Understanding copyright and related laws will help ensure students follow the rules in using and sharing content.
Remember to be effective, thoughtful and ethical digital creators.
Teachers can incorporate assignments that use digital tools in the classroom. This allows students to learn how to use technology responsibly with teacher oversight.
Teachers can integrate TECH SMART into their lesson plans and encourage students to think about technology’s purpose in all digital interactions.
The rapid pace of technology advancement makes it challenging for people to evaluate the ethical ramifications of their actions in the digital space. Understanding ethical issues of technology in the classroom and remembering TECH SMART helps students become ethical citizens in a digital world.
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