Using Digital Tools with Students
Deciding which web apps to use is a widely discussed topic in education today. Educators are responsible for both supporting the
What can apps do without your knowledge?
- Collect, use, share and save personal (student and/ or educator) information for other purposes or outsource to a 3rd party.
- Use, share or sell information for behavioural targeted advertising.
- Keep personal information after you are no longer using the app.
- Access your contact list, device activity, browsing history and bookmarks.
- Access location.
Protect Yourself and your Students
- Use Board approved applications.
- Windows devices, use the Software Center
- Apple devices, use the Application Catalog.
- Limit what your apps can access when you install them by not agreeing to all their terms. If an app is too nosy, find a different one.
- Recognize that Grand Erie imaged devices provide plenty of anti-virus and anti-malware software. The firewall helps to make sure no apps or software are sending or receiving information you’re not aware of.
- Use Grand Erie devices to store and document learning.
- Know the difference between internal Board apps and external apps that ask you to log in with your board credentials.