Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to be socially and ethically aware producers and consumers of interactive technologies
David Hicks, Pris Sears, Huaiyang Gao, Paulette Goodman, Jackie Manning, Virginia Tech, United States
The purpose of this paper is to detail the efforts of one teacher education institution to meet the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards that focus on preparing teachers to “Design student learning activities that foster equitable, ethical, and legal use of technology by students... Practice responsible, ethical and legal use of technology, information, and software resources” (ISTE, 2000). The paper discusses (1) the rationale, design, structure and resources used in the “Ethics and Technology in the Classroom” (ETC) WebQuest in relation to the goals and needs of the teacher education program at Virginia Tech, (2) elementary and secondary pre-service teachers' responses and reactions to the ETC WebQuest, and (3) key implications with regard to ethics and safety for teacher educators as they begin to prepare pre-service teachers to use technology in the classroom.
Hicks, D., Sears, P., Gao, H., Goodman, P. & Manning, J. Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to be socially and ethically aware producers and consumers of interactive technologies.