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Unit 4: The Connected Teacher

Essential Questions

In this unit, we will focus on the following questions:

  • What are the professional expectations of teachers with regard to their “electronic” interactions with students?
  • Why and how should teachers control their public “brand” or persona?
  • How do teachers’ use of emerging technologies such as social networking, cell phones, etc., present challenges to maintaining appropriate student-teacher boundaries?
  • What are some of the potential consequences for inappropriate use of technology?