In this post, I would like to share 5 code of ethics statements for using technology in the classroom and in my professional workplace:
– Teachers and students should take care of technology equipment.
With malware and viruses running rampant, students must learn to watch what they download, click and share.
– Teachers and students should 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.
– Teachers and students pay attention to the 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.
– Teachers and students should be aware of preventing cyberbullying.
The anonymity of the internet and not seeing faces makes it easy to “say” things one would not utter in person. Teaching students about cyberbullying requires discussing not only its definition but also how hurtful and damaging it can be. Give examples of cyberbullying and encourage students to report any cyberbullying incident to teachers, counselors, administrators or their parents.
– Teachers and students should always give credit to original source.
Like citing references in term papers, students learn about the importance of using online citations to respect copyright laws and avoid plagiarism.
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