Responsibilities in the K-12 Environment
The study of computer ethics and social impact need a special and different emphasis in pre-college classrooms. It is hoped that this directory will be the repository of materials that will be useful to K-12 teachers.
The major aim of our program with the school systems should be to overcome Benjamin Franklin's observation:
A little neglect may breed great mischief.
School Related Research Projects
- LiNC: Learning in Networked Communities -
An NSF Networking Infrastructure for Education Joint Project of Virginia Tech and Montgomery County Public Schools.
- The LinC projects and "PCs for Families" are both featured in an On-line Electronic School article entitled "Wired Village". (Last accessed 99/10/04).
Network Controlling Systems
- Review of "High Tech Heretic: Why Computers Don't Belong in the Classroom and Other Reflections by a Computer
Contrarian" by Clifford Stoll.
- "Information Technology Underused in Teacher Education", Milken Family Foundation Report (undated, last accessed 99/09/30).
- The question of using games as a vehicle for learning in the school environment is one that is well answered in this web site by Lloyd Rieber, Department of Instructional Technology, The University of Georgia (last accessed 99/09/03)
- The Association for Computing Machinery has established a Presidential Task Force on K-12 computer education.
- An on-line bibliography on Distance Learning through Digital Libraries.
- The Community Values Awareness Program at the Plainfield School system, and are worth using in your own classes on a regular basis.
- An excellent source of materials, but regrettably with little on-line is the Computer Learning Foundation.
- A collection of policies related to the appropriate use of the computer is found within our collection of codes from around the world.
- Lee, J.A.N. "The Need for Ethics Education in Computer Curriculum", IFIP World Computer Congress, 1992, North Holland, Amsterdam.
- When does one cross the line between providing necessary information and giving enough information for someone to be dangerous?
Last updated 2000/10/28
© J.A.N. Lee, 1997-2000.