Technology Standard III: Legal, Social and Ethical Issues

Instructor’s Guide for the Case Study

 

Use this chart to assist in identifying questionable or potentially problematic issues raised in the Case Study.

A questionable practice is identified by an ‘X’.  In some cases a questionable practice has more than one response. The phrase in (   ) adds further clarification.

 

Question 1                                        Question 2                      Question 3                     Question 4

Questionable Practices

Legal

Ethical

Health

Safety

Security

Privacy

  1.  …loads copy of atlas software with single-user license on 22 computers

X (Copyright)

X

 

 

 

 

  2.  Students downloading information from the Internet without citing source or getting permission

X (Copyright)

X

 

 

X

 

  3.  Students sit where they choose, arguing over seats

 

 

 

X

X

 

  4.  Assigned girl to take notes

 

X (Equity)

 

 

 

 

  5.  Freely copy graphics and text from the Internet without citing source or getting permission

X (Copyright)

X (Teacher modeling inappropriate practice)

 

 

X

 

  6.  Complete assignments at home

 

X (Equity)

 

 

X

 

  7.  Freely search the Internet for sites on their country

 

X (Free access to web w/o directions, e.g., bookmarks)

 

X

 

 

  8.  Mrs. Jones left her grade book open

 

X

 

 

 

X

  9.  Students reciting scores aloud

 

X

 

 

 

X

10.  …glare on the monitor

 

 

X

 

 

 

11.  Teacher doing hall duty while students rush into class to access commercial Internet web site

 

X

 

X

X

 

12.  …without logging out

 

X

 

 

X

X

13.  Rushing out and backpack hooking the monitor

 

 

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X

 

 

14.  Student catching the monitor

 

 

 

X

 

 

15.  Locate workstation for wheelchair-bound student

X

 

X

X

X

 

16.  Begun work at home and opens disk in class w/o virus scan

 

X

 

 

X

 

17.  New student is instructed to get on the Internet…

X

X

 

 

X

 

18.  …complete assignment for homework

 

X (Equity)

 

 

X

X

 

19.  Other clearly and plausible issues. List: