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About Digital Learning
Digital learning is any instructional practice that uses technology effectively in order to strengthen student learning experiences. Carson City School District (“CCSD”) uses a variety of technology and online learning resources to allow students access to their own student work and data from almost any networked device, at any given time. Technology is used to enhance the learning experience; augment learning in the classroom; provide productivity tools to create, store and organize work; communicate with teachers; and collaborate on school projects inside and outside of the school day. These resources, tools, and equipment are essential to teaching and learning. Appropriate access and full utilization of these tools hinge on the cooperation of students with the support of parent/guardian(s).
Standard applications and accounts that are configured for student use include, but are not limited
Active Directory: Every student is given an account in Active Directory that they will use to log on
to any district-owned computer within the district network and provide them with access to
educational resources that support their learning program.
Google and Microsoft Education Environment: These education-focused environments are hosted by Google and Microsoft, respectively, and managed by CCSD. The collection of online
applications provide students with an email account (restricted to communicating with teachers, staff, students and appropriate educational resources); calendar; and access to cloud storage where students can create, share and publish documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other artifacts of their learning.
Online Curriculum Systems: Most of the curriculum adopted by CCSD is accompanied by or
relies on access to an online system where content is stored. Many of these
systems require students to have a personal account created for them which allows them to
access supplemental video content, take quizzes, and strengthen their understanding about the
ideas in a content area. For approved district curriculum, CCSD creates and manages these
providing any student account data to the vendor.
Online Educational Websites (those that require a student login or track student progress):
Many teachers use additional websites that require a student login, yet enhance the learning
experience of students. These digital resources are vetted by CCSD to help ensure data security and privacy. A list of approved digital resources that may be used to enhance your students learning experience can be found at Carson City School District Approved Digital Learning Resources. This list is a living document that will be updated on a continuous basis. You can access this list at any time by visiting our website, carsoncityschools.com.
We want to assure you that we take the data privacy of our students very seriously and take necessary precautions as required by state and federal law, including, but not limited to:
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. For additional information, please visit the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act web page.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) - COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age. For additional information, please visit the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act web page.
Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”) – Schools subject to CIPA are required to filter Internet access to content that is considered obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors. In addition, schools are required to monitor Internet access and provide learning opportunities around safe and appropriate online behavior. For additional information, please visit the Children’s Internet Protection Act web page.
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (“PPRA”) - PPRA is a federal law that affords certain rights to parents of minor students with regard to surveys that ask questions of a personal nature. Briefly, the law requires that schools obtain written consent from parents before minor students are required to participate in any U.S. Department of Education funded survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information, including, but not limited to, political affiliations, religious practices and sex behavior. For additional information, please visit the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment web page.
NRS 388.281 to 388.296 – NRS 388.281-296 summarizes Nevada laws governing school service providers, including, but not limited to:
A School service provider may collect, use, allow access to or transfer personally identifiable information (“PII”) concerning a pupil for purposes inherent to the use of a school service or for the purposes authorized by CCSD.
A school service provider shall delete any PII under the control of the school service provider within 30 days after receiving a request from CCSD.
A school service provider shall not use PII to engage in targeted advertising.
A school service provider shall not sell PII.
A school service provider shall not use PII to create a profile of any pupil that is inconsistent with the intent of the educational service being provided to CCSD.
A school service provider shall establish and carry out a plan for the security of any PII that is collected or maintained by the school service provider and a process to notify CCSD of any data breach without unreasonable delay.
For additional details, please visit NRS 388.281 to 388.296.
Suspicious activity related to the use of a school service should be reported to the principal of your child’s school.
The information contained herein can be accessed any time at carsoncityschools.com.
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