Ash (2009) as well as Uhler and Smith (2012) provide reasons as to why policies are in place regulating or restricting teacher-student communication on electronic devices; in your discussion post explain these reason in detail. Also, consider the ethical arguments suggested in The Ethics of Teaching (Strike & Soltis, 2015) and the legal guidelines outlined in School Law: What Every Educator Should Know (Schimmel, Fischer, & Stellman, 2008). Finally, provide an evaluation of the policies. As you write consider the following:
- The relationship between a code of ethics and restrictions of particular technologies;
- The role of school-provided means of communication;
- The restriction of teachers’ personal electronic postings or communications that might result in classroom disruption;
- The permissibility of searching personal electronic devices, even those legitimately confiscated.
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
Ash, K. (2009). Policies target teacher-student cyber talk. Education Week, 29(10), 1-15.
Uhler, S. F., & Smith, G. T. (2012). Regulating conduct in new frontiers. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 77(8), 47–52.