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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Technology Ethics in the Classroom The use and application of technology has been incorporated in classroom learning and cannot, therefore, be ignored. With this incorporation into everyday learning and, more specifically, in classroom learning, students are enabled in becoming more productive as individuals. Because the classrooms have applied computer use in their classrooms, as well as other current technology, it is essential that teachers and parents monitor what the pupils and students are using their computers for. In addition, they should also inquire as to how time is spent on the technology (Barcalow et al 1). When computers are properly utilized, they can be good tools for education, as well as an investment. Everyday, schools, as well as teachers and students are reliant on computers in the performance of everyday activities. Teachers can use them in recording student grades, as well as the reception and sending of mail. The individual can use them to create, store, and manage information that is critical. Therefore, they must be protected from loss, misuse, and damage. For instance, school districts are expected to ensure that a students information regarding learning problems, grades, attendance rates, and personal data is protected from loss and maintains confidentiality (Barcalow et al 1).

While the use of internet has significantly revolutionized communication, as well as provided new educational tools for student learning, it has also come with risks and raised ethical issues for all students in different grades (Sandler 1). This has also made for various opportunities for illegal and inappropriate behavior, as well as behaviors that are deemed unsafe for the students. More K-12 educators, progressively, have come to appreciate the urge and importance of utilizing the internet for instructions, as well as teaching and familiarizing the students with knowledge and critical thinking skills required for production of responsible citizens in and out of the school. Some school districts have, actually, successfully completed the incorporation of internet safety and security lessons into their curricular so as to prepare the students from every grade for responsible and ethical behavior when operating online. I would proceed to implement security through teaching the students to raise questions on the reliability and authenticity of websites that they access (Sandler 1). The learners need to be provided, as well as permitted to utilize specific websites for research purposes. Additionally, the students need to be provided by a protocol set for which they are required to follow if something that they find appropriate appears on the computer screen. Most of the cover news on issues that have to do with internet safety and security issues are mainly focused on the young learners and, for this reason, it is vital to begin education efforts aimed at this (Conway 1). I would encourage the implementation of web usage education immediately the learners begin using computer technology. Learners and students in the first two grades need to be taught to on application and use of passwords and why these need to be kept secret. I would also create copyrights with students using agreements in the classroom, as well as parents signing acceptable policies for use that regulate the use of technology in school. The usage of the web would incorporate acceptable policies of use that need to be the first line of

defense in order to avert unlawful and insecure use of technology resources in the school (Conway 1). The technology policy must be reliable with in comparison with policies used for other resources that relate to the school, replicating the schools goals and mission. There are three ethical practices that would be implemented in the classroom. For one, it would be essential to solicit parent involvement. It is not only the learners and tutors that will be targeted by internet safety and security education (educationworld.com 1). It is important for school districts to hold, at schools, internet safety rights for both students and parents. The parents need to be involved in websites that are frequented by students as part of the lessons on internet safety and security. The parents will be given a chance to air questions that may give them increased information on the websites that will be visited by their children (educationworld.com 1). I would also enlist data and web 2.0 confidentiality. Tools in web 2.0 can be used in order to teach internet security and ethics. Confidentiality limits information access, as well as the disclosure to those users who are not authorized to access the information (educationworld.com 1). Students should be required to utilize methods of authentication, for instance, user ids and passwords that identify the data system of the user, as well as the support of control systems that limit only the users that are identified as authorized to access data. Finally, data integrity would be instituted that would encompass the notion that the learner in question has given the correct information. The information systems integrity should ensure that the data is not corrupted during and after entry into the system. Integrity in K-12 classrooms should enable the learner to access the correct website and also restrict access to the wrong information (educationworld.com 1). This, if used well, should allow the learner to access only educative websites.

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