Issues with Educational Technologies





Casey Roehrich

Social: Security

Protecting the technology in schools from thieves

Extra security for rooms with technologies

Makes teachers responsible for technologies in their room

Vandalizing computers or other technology

Making rules for computer labs

Ethical: Plagiarism and Privacy

Technology makes cheating or plagiarizing much more accessible

Teachers become responsible for protecting the children’s identities while using the internet

Legal: Copyright/Fair Use

Copyright- term used to describe protections given to authors, musicians, artists, and others who create products from their original work.

Current copyright laws were written in 1976

Educators rely on various resources they find.

Teachers can use small portions of copyrighted works without obtaining permission

Fair use- People can commit minor violations of the copyright laws if they are doing so for criticism, comments, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.

Legal: Copyright/Fair Use Continued

Examples of what can be copied:

A chapter from a book (never the entire book)

An article from a periodical or newspaper

A short story, essay, or poem. One work is the norm, whether it comes from an individual work or an anthology

A chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture from a book, periodical, or newspaper

Poetry: Multiple copies of a poem of 250 words or less that exist on two pages or less, or 250 words from a longer poem

Prose: Multiple copies of an article, story, or essay that has 2,500 words or less; or excerpts up to 1,000 words or 10 percent of the total work, whichever is less

Illustrations: Multiple copies of a chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or picture contained in a book or periodical issue