The following post has two assignments namely;


Investigate the connections between student and teacher expectations and responsibilities in the use of technology in school.

Answer the following questions:

• What are the differences in student and teacher use of technology? How has this evolved?
• What further expectations should be in place in classroom use of technology?
• What staff development might be indicated by this video?
• What social media concerns should be addressed at the school level? How might this best occur?
• How will you, as a teacher role model, best address the needs of your students in technology use?

2.The impact of culture on parenting, and the other on the impact of class or socioeconomic status.

Part 1: Culture has a major impact on how children are raised. While this course focuses primarily on parenting in the United States, it is important to recognize that we are part of a larger, global community. For this discussion, identify a foreign country and do a web search about the family and parenting practices that are impacted by culture. Respond to the following questions:

1) Within the country you have selected, what are some common cultural practices related to family and parenting and what impact does this have on the development of children? (Name several relevant practices)

2) Is the country in question an individualistic or collectivist culture?

3) How do these practices compare to family and parenting practices in the United States?

4) In what ways do you think your own cultural background impacted the way in which your were raised by your parents?

Part 2: Socioeconomic status or class exerts a powerful influence on parenting. To get an idea of how, work through this interactive online exercise at


Respond to the following:

1) Compose a 2 paragraph response about what important lessons you took away from this exercise regarding what it means to be poor or lower class in this country. Provide some examples of the difficult choices you had to make as part of this activity.

2) After completing this exercise, write 1-2 paragraphs explaining how living with limited resources might impact parenting.

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