Thursday, February 4, 2016

Technology Update: Need Apps? (2/4/16)

Google Play for Education
As promised in the Technology Update: Got Apps? from 12/15/16, the Google Play for Education Store is open!  The store allows teachers to push apps out to their classes, small groups of students, or even specific students.  Please take a moment to read the excellent blog posts (Part 1and Part 2) from Melissa Oliver which describe the process of how to do this. In these two posts, Melissa details what the Google Play for Education Store is and reminds us that the privacy policies outlined in the Technology Update from 12/15/16 are still in play - please make sure that you are checking the Vetted Apps and Website list before you push out apps to students.


If you are using any apps with your students, please make sure you have permission (if necessary) and that you are linking to the privacy page for the app on your teacher website.  It is important that we inform our parents and families on the types of services we are using to support instruction and what information is being shared with these service providers.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions!


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