Technology is a critical part of the 21st century classroom and with full adoption of Winnacunnet High School’s 1-to-1 Chromebook Program in grades 9-12, we believe there is great potential for the use of online apps/tools to improve teaching and learning. The ever increasing availability of online teaching and learning resources comes with inherent risks and concerns regarding student data, privacy and student work. Winnacunnet High School has a responsibility to ensure that student’s data and privacy is adequately protected when using any online digital resource for school work.
Student Data Privacy Resources for Parents
- Protecting Student Privacy (US DOE)
- Data Quality Compaign- Why Education Data?
- Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students
- A Parents Guide to Student Data Privacy
- Google GSuite for Education Privacy & Security Info
Winnacunnet High School Student Data Privacy Practice
Winnacunnet High School has adopted a set of Standards for new online resources and a vetting process when evaluating new App/Online Tools for potential adoption. Only online apps/tools that are appropriate to meet the instructional goals, are well designed and meet the legal requirements to protect student privacy and data are approved for use by students.
Winnacunnet High School has adapted the Digital Citizenship Cross-Curricular Framework from Common Sense Education. Lessons and topics are presented at all grade levels focusing on the themes from this framework. Lessons are integrated into library, health and classroom curricula. Many lessons are presented as direct instruction to students by our building technology integrator. As a district, we continue to evaluate and revise our Digital Citizenship curriculum and lessons as new topics or issues arise in the evolving technological landscape.
The scope and sequence of our Digital Citizenship curriculum can be viewed here.
Below are recommended resources to assist parents with keeping their children safe while online.
Thank you to the Bedford School District for their exemplary work in responding to New Hampshire HB1612. Much of this content is modeled after the early work they have done.