I've always told my students that what happen in the classroom stays in the classroom. Well, after reading the post on "Spies" I realize how wrong (once again) I was. The use of electronic devices as miniature recorders has brought down the walls of privacy in the classroom. Students can now secretly record what happens in the room. OK, so what? I have nothing to hide... do I? But what happens when the truth is edited and presented out of context? Are we concerned now?
It becomes a matter of responsibility and accountability. But who is responsible and how will they be held accountable. What are the values and ethics of technology use in the classroom and how do they extend beyond the walls of our school into the community? How do we teach social responsibility in the 21st century?