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The vision of Northwest ISD is to empower educators with skills they need to review and understand the privacy policies and the terms of conditions for tools they want to use with students. While we have district approved tools located in the NISD portal (portal.nisdtx.org) that have been vetted through a Data Privacy Agreement (DPA), we do not want to stifle the teachers ability to seek out other resources. Therefore, below are some resources to help and empower our teachers.

When integrating digital tools into the classroom, its important to first determine the purpose and define the goals of the lesson. Once the goal is clearly defined, teachers and students can then select a tool that matches their needs and complements the purpose of the lesson. The IT Resources site has resources to help students thrive in their digital environment, and resources to help teachers focus on goals, pedagogy, and instructional strategies.

Educators are responsible for reviewing the terms and conditions of every tool they use. It is of utmost importance to be cognizant of the student age requirements and the student data that is collected by the tool. Depending on their terms of use and privacy policies, some tools may require parental consent. For more information on student privacy, please visit http://1toworld.nisdtx.org/index.php/student-privacy/

NISD has an online Privacy Certification course with that will empower the teacher to keep student data safe. The specific objectives for this course are as follows:
1. Describe the connection between data privacy and your role as a teacher and employee. 
2. Express the importance of balancing technology and learning goals with privacy and security responsibilities.
3. Recall the basics of student data privacy and educators’ legal requirements.
4. Identify key competencies necessary to promote digital privacy and safety for students.