This weekend I read an article that one of my EC and I 831 classmates shared with us via Twitter. Liz Homan asks her readers to reflect on questions such as “who owns the work students post online?” and “what are the teacher’s responsibilities when asking students to use technology”. Both of these questions are extremely important in this day and age of accountability.
Currently in my school division, we have a tech team working on creating policies around these same types of questions. Not only do we want our teachers to be as informed as possible as to what is their responsibility, but we also want our teachers feeling capable and confident in teaching our students net-etiquette.
The questions I am wondering are:
1. How do you know which article, website, blog to follow in order to stay informed?
2. Knowing that this was an American article and that in Canada we use the same social media sites listed in the article, does this mean the same legalities apply to us?
3. How does one remain on top of all of the rules when the Net itself is in constant change?