Here is a quick read on Student Privacy and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Educating Children is our RSD mission. If technology is to be a part of this education, we are obligated do everything possible to protect student privacy. Remember, there is no such thing as a free app - free apps are data mining apps!
Technology changes quickly. The faster it changes, the more integration becomes a critical factor in balancing out the change. Change can be tough, but the more integration we can implement, the greater we can protect privacy. For example, integrated solutions can use a single protected source of student and school data instead of giving out that data to third parties.
Connection is not just about engaging parents and guardians but also about creating workflows that connect assignments and assessments to standards as well as connecting the work of schools across the district by using common tools.