Strand Six Social,
Ethical, Legal and Human Issues
understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the
use of technology in K-12 schools and apply those principles in
A. Model and teach legal and ethical
practice related to technology use.
B. Apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with
diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.
C. Identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity.
D. Promote safe and healthy use of technology resources.
E. Facilitate equitable access to technology resources for all students.
Response: With all the problems today with technology, it is
always important to model correct and ethical behavior. As a
teacher the students follow in the same directions, and they realize
what is right and wrong, and also what they may be able to get away
with if the teacher does it. A teacher must always model the
behavior that they would expect from their students. There are
many issues that come up, such as hacking, duplicating software, or
plagiarizing. Teachers must always be aware of these issues and
be ready to deal with them if it happens. I believe this is one
of the most important things to remember when teaching a class.
Students will do the same things that the teacher is doing. Along
with those examples, it is also important to always use equipment
safely and demonstrate this behavior in class. It is also
important to keep the environment safe and comfortable for the
students. No student should feel at risk from either the teacher
or a peer.