There are certain times during the year when I receive a lot of questions about what apps or websites can be used in the classroom, and a big request for a 'list of approved sites.'
Most districts do not have such a list because new tools are constantly created. It would be hard to keep up with the growing number of tools in the classroom. Also, some sites may be safe today, but change their services tomorrow.
Teachers should know how to evaluate tools for classroom use while keeping information safe.
What does safe mean?
Three important pieces of legislation were passed to help keep student information safe:
What does this mean for me as a teacher?
It means having to evaluate apps and sites to keep student information safe.
Michelle Moore is an educator who strives to empower schools and teachers to positively impact student success.
Disclaimer: This blog is a representation of my views alone and do not represent in any way the views of Hillsborough County Public Schools.