Outcome 6

Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.

I did my best to model ethical and legal use of digital information during the course of this class.  I made sure that all of the pictures that I own did not contain students in them, as I did not have an opportunity to obtain the appropriate permissions.  Pictures that I found online were found using search filters on Google that limited results to pictures that I was allowed to use.  From there, I used pictures mostly from sites like Pixabay, where pictures are released into the public domain.  Pictures that are licensed under Creative Commons, including pictures in my Adobe Spark Page presentation on my "I wonder" questions are cited appropriately.  Other uses of pictures, like logos for software that I am explaining or commenting on (like in Outcome 1) are protected under Fair Use.

Just like with research strategies, ethical use of technology is something that I also need to work on integrating into classrooms in my school (and I'm finding some great books to help me do it!).  In the meantime, there are other things that I do to help protect students' safety and identity.  I vet thoroughly any websites and services that we are interested in using with our students, including examining privacy policies and looking for COPPA compliance or other certification to show that students' personal information is safe.  I take measures to force-enable Google SafeSearch on all of the devices that students use in the building.  I also use software like Apple Remote Desktop and GoGuardian to monitor student activity on devices to ensure that students are on task and not accessing inappropriate websites.