So Google, along with Microsoft, Gaggle, and other vendors allow you to use online collaborative documents. Things like word processing, spreadsheets, forms, and more can be shared among colleagues, students, parents, and other folks. I see some of our teachers lining up subject matter experts to collaborate on projects with students. Never before in our lives could we access and share data the way we can now. But, as with any technology, we really need to stop and think about what we post before we post it. As we tell our children/students, once it’s there, it will always be there. There is no delete on the web.
So in that spirit, what should you not post online?
- An student identifiable information. Things like a list of students with learning disabilities. Modifications given to students.
- Grades. Pretty self-explanatory there.
- Addresses, phone numbers, etc. Again, pretty self-explanatory.
- Any private notes that you would not generally share.