When considering a new digital resource (free or paid, app or web-based) it is required that teachers and schools look at what student data, if any, will be provided to the vendor and whether or not the vendor is committed to protecting the data as required under FERPA and the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act.
Most people are familiar with click-through contracts. They usually pop up before you install a new application or online program.
Here is some language to pay attention to in click-through contracts:
To make this process easier, the DCSD Information Technology department has created a list of recommended apps. These apps have been vetted to ensure they are in alignment with student data privacy best practices and in compliance with the Colorado Student Data Privacy (HB-1423) law.