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ERIC Number: ED516936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Appropriate Uses of Modern Technology. Classroom Tips
American Federation of Teachers (NJ)
Modern technology and the Internet have opened the door to a plethora of new opportunities to learn. It is now easier to research, communicate and study, thanks to advances in technology. There are, however, problems and dangers associated with new technology. Teachers need to remain up to date on these advances. The widespread popularity of social networking Web sites like Facebook and MySpace have created a new generation of problems and potential liabilities for educators. The best way to prevent a problem arising from a social networking site is to simply not have one. For those who do have one, they should take certain steps to ensure that their information remains private. Students now have access to an array of devices to access previously saved digital notes, secretly communicate with classmates and search the Internet for answers during a test. If they are fast enough to go unnoticed, which newer technology supports, they can do this all from their desk. Teachers need to know how some of this occurs and how to prevent it from happening in their classroom, such as requiring all students to turn of all electronic devices during class, including cell phones and iPods, and to put them away in a book bag, purse, etc. or simply go over this rule each time a test is taken.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers