Voice Thread

Tool Name
Voice Thread

Tool Description

Tools for communicating with people via voice but using presentation media images and video as illustrations.

Tool URL
http://ed.voicethread.com
Privacy Policy
http://ed.voicethread.com/termsofuse/
Terms of Use
http://ed.voicethread.com/termsofuse/
Specific data collected
Other
School paid licenced site.
Use of collected information
Yes: The collection of information is limited to that which is needed for the identified purpose. The host site does not collect any extra information for other possible uses.

Student data source
Teacher

Advertising
NO: There is not third party advertising listed in the websites terms of service

Auditing
YES: There is a way to track (audit) student use of this tool.

Privacy and Security
YES: The privacy policy has been checked to ensure that privacy and security requirements are met by the tool.

Review committee information

Tool status = Accepted

Notes =

Yearly subscription must be purchased (approx. $80/yr). No one under 13 may set up an account. Teachers must purchase a subscription which allows the teacher to give each student their own account within a secure network. Teachers must choose settings to restrict public access to uploaded media and commentary. You can choose to make your media and commentary public for anyone to access, restrict access to a limited number of other VoiceThread users, or keep your media and comments private so only you can access them. VoiceThread does not claim ownership of any Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to any Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service you grant VoiceThread . . . worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s) . . .
K-12 Single Educator License
$79/year or $15/month

Purchase
A Single Educator License allows you to give your students their own accounts within a secure collaborative network, Ed.VoiceThread, and includes:

50 student accounts (add more at any time for $2 each)
Create student usernames (email address not required)
Automatically be made an editor of student work
Manager tool to create classes and student accounts
Custom web address to easily share public VoiceThreads

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FreshGrade

Tool Name
FreshGrade

Tool Description

Allows teachers to organize their classroom and student assessment information, and to share that information with students and parents. Teachers must sign in and can organize a class and give passwords to students and parents.

Tool URL
www.freshgrade.com
Privacy Policy
https://www.freshgrade.com/privacy-and-terms
Terms of Use
https://www.freshgrade.com/privacy-and-terms
Specific data collected
Other
AF 144-A must be signed – the whole classroom is viewed. Teachers must be careful because copyright issues can exist and that videos can be shared. This must be explained on the AF 144-A form. Make sure to follow the Non-Support Technology procedure.
Use of collected information
Yes: The collection of information is limited to that which is needed for the identified purpose. The host site does not collect any extra information for other possible uses.

Student data source
Teacher

Advertising
NO: There is not third party advertising listed in the websites terms of service

Auditing
YES: There is a way to track (audit) student use of this tool.

Privacy and Security
YES: The privacy policy has been checked to ensure that privacy and security requirements are met by the tool.

Review committee information

Tool status = Accepted with Conditions

Notes =

Accepted with the caution that teachers use this program wisely as copyright issues can came from improper sharing.

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Instagram – Teacher Account

Tool Name
Instagram – Teacher Account

Tool Description

Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. The maximum duration for Instagram videos is 15 seconds.

Tool URL
http://instagram.com
Privacy Policy
http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy
Terms of Use
http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms
Specific data collected
Other

Use of collected information
Yes: The collection of information is limited to that which is needed for the identified purpose. The host site does not collect any extra information for other possible uses.

Student data source
Teacher

Advertising
NO: There is not third party advertising listed in the websites terms of service

Auditing
NO: There is not a way to track (audit) student use of this tool.

Privacy and Security
YES: The privacy policy has been checked to ensure that privacy and security requirements are met by the tool.

Review committee information

Tool status = Accepted

Notes =

Instagram can be used if it is a teacher initiated account and teacher controlled. Students would not be permitted access to the account but a teacher can post the images (student work for example) for them. Students under 13 are not permitted to open accounts based on Instagram’s privacy policy and our own FOIP policies and therefore cannot use the app. Administrators in the school would need to know the password and account name as per the responsible use of social media policy.

The class account should be marked private because by default anyone can view the images that are posted. Parents would then need to create an account so they can “follow” the class account and teachers would have to approve any “follow requests”.

Teachers should not be posting images of students or names in social media but would need to inform parents as they need to set up accounts to follow the class.

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Edublogs

Tool Name
Edublogs

Tool Description

Edublogs lets you easily create & manage student & teacher blogs, quickly customize designs and include videos, photos & podcasts – based on WordPRess platform

Tool URL
http://edublogs.org/
Privacy Policy
http://edublogs.org/privacy-policy/
Terms of Use
http://edublogs.org/terms-of-service/
Specific data collected
Other
depends on how you connect
Use of collected information
Yes: The collection of information is limited to that which is needed for the identified purpose. The host site does not collect any extra information for other possible uses.

Student data source
Teacher

Advertising
NO: There is not third party advertising listed in the websites terms of service

Auditing
YES: There is a way to track (audit) student use of this tool.

Privacy and Security
YES: The privacy policy has been checked to ensure that privacy and security requirements are met by the tool.

Review committee information

Tool status = Accepted

Notes =

Please check out our in-house solutions prior to purchasing. SchoolBlogs and MyBlogs are both wordpress multisite installs that work the same as EduBlogs.

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Google Apps

Tool Name
Google Apps

Tool Description

Search and Share is the basic website but has so many other websites attached.
Must sign up for a google account – name and email address.

Tool URL
www.google.com
Privacy Policy
http://www.google.ca/intl/en/policies/privacy/?fg=1
Terms of Use
http://www.google.ca/intl/en/policies/terms/regional.html
Specific data collected
Other

Use of collected information
Yes: The collection of information is limited to that which is needed for the identified purpose. The host site does not collect any extra information for other possible uses.

Student data source
Teacher

Advertising
NO: There is not third party advertising listed in the websites terms of service

Auditing
NO: There is not a way to track (audit) student use of this tool.

Privacy and Security
YES: The privacy policy has been checked to ensure that privacy and security requirements are met by the tool.

Review committee information

Tool status = Accepted

Notes =

Must have AF 180-C signed for specific Google Educational activities.

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