Tech Teams Update
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If you have an idea, please connect with Instructional Technology to find the right place to offer it. As we reshape our processes, we are working to provide more localized learning experiences that meet teacher's needs in LISD.
Using Apps in the Classroom - The Nitty Gritty
- Terms of Service ALWAYS trump everything else: If the ToS says 'No Child Accounts Under 13 Years of Age' or 'You must be of legal age to form a binding contract', then that is the final answer. Our LISD Student Acceptable Use Policy allows for creating accounts ONLY when Terms of Service allow for it. Twitter, for example, requires students to be of legal age to form a binding contract and does NOT allow for account creation with parent permission.
- Teacher or Classroom Accounts can be used ONLY if the teacher maintains control of the login and password. In these scenarios, the teacher is posting the content and approving what is posted online.
- Terms of Service that allow account creation with parent permission: Our Student AUP allows teachers to create accounts with students in-class if the tool is listed on the 'Foundational Apps and Tools' page on the 1:X Learning site. Tools on this page do NOT require a letter home. It is critical that teachers still communicate which tools that students are using in class with their parents. Apps or Digital tools that allow for account creation with parent permission that are NOT on the Foundational Apps and Tools page must include a letter home, and in some cases (based on the specific Terms of Service) require a parent permission letter.