Mr. Minski, a high school physics teacher, has been using a learning software package for the last several years.
As Mr. Minski considers possible use of this software for the next school year, which action would most immediately show his willingness to stay abreast of current trends in school technology?
Determining the cost of licensing the current software for next year
Checking what software teachers in other school districts are using
Compiling a list of strengths and weaknesses of the software he is currently using in his classroom
Mr. Silko, a middle school volleyball coach, has stored an older smartphone at home since he upgraded last year. His community is sponsoring an electronics recycling event, and he is considering donating the phone. He occasionally used the phone to text and e-mail with student athletes, however, so he wonders whether giving away the phone could cause problems.
Which of the following next steps best aligns with Mr. Silko’s responsibilities as a professional educator?
Conducting an Internet search to find out whether old texts and e-mails can be retrieved from a phone once it has been recycled
Consulting the school’s information technology expert for recommendations on how to maintain the confidentiality of student information on the old phone
Requesting that his personal data on the old phone be wiped when he donates it at the recycling event