Responsible, Legal, and Ethical Technology Use

As a teacher, modeling proper technology use is crucial to instructing a classroom. Responsible, legal, and ethical use of technology and online resources is something you can teach your students to do everyday. By respecting proper copyright laws and avoiding plagiarism in your areas of instruction, it stresses to the students just how important  internet citizenship is. Engaging in activities that explore the ways to properly use the internet in a responsible and fun way can encourage students to follow guidelines set forth by instructors. My previous experience with internet use has stressed the importance of knowledge. By being aware of the rules of ethical and legal use, you can better follow them. I plan to instill this value in my future students as well.