Cambridge Public Schools takes student privacy seriously. In order to accommodate staff members who capture media of students and their work using their own personal mobile devices, we helped to develop SchoolCam
. Photos and video taken with SchoolCam can only be stored in the district Google Drive for Education
, not on the mobile device.
SchoolCam is free to download from iTunes and Google Play – it's available for all CPS staff. Once the app is on your device, you must use your Google account to login, which defines where your photos will be stored. Within the app, you can select any Google Drive folder.
If you are in the field without wifi or telephone connection, you can still use SchoolCam to take images, and they will be uploaded to Google Drive when you again have a connection. (Note: It is best to initially login when connected to a network before going into the field.)
Help is available from the CPS Help Desk.