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Protecting Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools

Protecting Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools
Posted on 12/14/2016
From EdSurge News by Heather French

In order to educate our students and prepare them for the world we live in, education must keep up with current and ever evolving technology. But not all educational technology is good, of high quality, or even worth a student’s time.

More importantly, not all educational technology is safe. New apps, websites and games come out every day and teachers are often excited and ready to try them. But how do they know if these new tools are secure for our students to use?

Most applications collect some form of data from users and when it comes to children, we must be cautious as to what happens with that information. As an instructional technology specialist for Cambridge Public Schools (CPS), one of my many roles is to advise teachers on new technology tools and be a gatekeeper for student data. Read on >>