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Managing App Requests
Developing a process of approval for teachers to request apps (recommended to students/families to download or deployed via an MDM) is important mechanism to support the thoughtful consideration as to how technology may be authentically embedded into learning tasks and classroom practice.
Utilising a simple online form, we ask our teachers a series of questions including outlining a brief description of anticipated use and educational value, checkbox selection of ACARA ICT General Capability key idea/s reflected in the use of the app and whether the app require students (or staff) to create an account or login. This not only supports the Learning Technologies and IT teams’ evaluation, the prompts are intended to build the capacity of staff to curate and consider themes such as pedagogical purpose, data privacy and perhaps existing functionality within already installed native Apple (or third-party) apps.
A useful resource I've also adapted and frequently refer to is the New technologies risk-assessment tool published within the Australian eSafety Toolkit for Schools.
Q: What are some of the ways you manage app requests in your schools to support purposeful (and safe) use?
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