13 For Security

The security — which is to say the data privacy protections — will be relevant to varying degrees depending on both the complexity of the digital tool and the standards and laws of the institution and the state in which your school is located. Federal legislation, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is, of course, always a factor.

If you did not select the technology yourself, you likely do not need to consider this element of the technology, unless it is to raise potential red flags that you or your students may find during your usage.  If you are validating the technology yourself or are part of a committee that is doing so, be sure to confirm the relevant guidelines. Most educational technology creators provide information on their privacy settings and protections on their website or in their resource materials.  If you find you have additional questions, consider reaching out to a company representative to discover the necessary information.

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