App Approval

Bound By Law

As educators, we are bound by two laws, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA). These laws apply to online sites, apps, and extensions used in the classroom. Example: Discovery Education Plus (site), WeVideo (app), Google Hangout (extension)... Here's a brief video from iKeepSafe that explains, in layman's terms, why online privacy is so critical.

The Approval Process

Apps submitted are run through the Education Framework matrix and either approved or denied based on their compliance with Federal law, as indicated by their privacy score.T


What If I Don't See My App?

Use the form linked below to fill out any sites, apps or extensions you use with your students and we will review them for compliance.  These are only for sites, apps, and extensions that require a student to log in, or ones where student data must be uploaded.  Please do no list normal websites like or


Hancock Place School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. Hancock Place School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

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