Say you're an elementary math teacher and you've just discovered the perfect app for helping your students understand fractions. It's simple to use, available across devices and, best of all, it's free. You want to download it immediately to your class set of iPads, right? Well, not so fast.
Even the most user-friendly apps might contain some very unfriendly policies that affect student privacy.
When it comes to protecting student data privacy, it's imperative that school and district teachers, staff and administrators practice good data management for using online apps and services. A host of federal, state and local laws govern student privacy, so it's important to have a clear process to follow for reviewing apps.