Monday, December 13, 2010

Chapter 13 reflection

In chapter 13 I learned that there are legal, ethical, and social issues when we implement technology in school. As when we use material from Internet for any presentation or homework, that material can be copyright, and this mean that we cannot use it without the owner’s permission. There are exceptions for teachers as Fair use that allows them to use copyrighted materials for education. There is also the TEACH Act that offers similar guidelines for the use of copyright material in distance learning. I also learned about the right to privacy, that mean that any children can use personal information as names, addresses, phone numbers, and photographs without asking parent’s permission. Also about Children’s Online Privacy protection Act (COPPA), and Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), both use specific measures to protect children who use the Internet, and teachers in school have the responsibilities to protect children’s privacy. Other thing that is interesting is the cyber bullying, which is when the Internet, cell phones, or other devices are used to send or post text or images to hurt or embarrass another person. This became popular between children, and it is a bad way to use technology. But not all communication using technology is bad, the online social interaction can be beneficial for everybody, can be as small learning comities that helps children with school assignments at any time they need help, and it can also help for many other problems giving a children positive thinking.

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