Technology has provided educators the opportunity to create innovative strategies to enhance student learning. It has also created a myriad of opportunities for communication. In the digital age, the types of technologies that are available have opened doors and avenues for communicating with others from varying distances, even across the globe. Educators are no longer limited to contacting families and stakeholders by the use of a telephone or written communication. They can now use technology as a main source of communication. Think about your local educational setting and how technology is used as a form of communication. What are the ethical and legal implications you must consider?
To prepare for this Discussion, review the Learning Resources and consider how leaders or administrators in education can utilize technology as a collaboration tool.
- McNeely, B. (2015). Using technology as a learning tool, not just the cool new thing. Retrieved fromhttp://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/books/educating-net-generation/using-technology-learning-tool-not-just-cool-new-thing
- Technology Proficiencies Doc. (Attached document)
Post an example of how you might use technology as a collaboration tool with parents, students, leaders, or community stakeholders. Describe any legal or ethical issues you might need to consider in using technology as a collaboration tool. Use the guidelines in your district to inform your response. Explain the importance of utilizing technology as an administrator and how you might overcome resistance to using it. Support your response using the Learning Resources and the current literature.
Note: Do not forget to list your references and include the in-text citations. Also please use current (meaning within the past 2 years) scholarly journal articles as references. Thanks.