In order to comply with two federal laws, FERPA and COPPA, schools should obtain affirmative parental consent before asking students to register for accounts or submitting any personally identifiable information with any online digital tool.
Teachers can sort products listed in the MCPS database of Online Digital Tools by status: approved, use responsibly, prohibited, or under review. This database is always updated. Teachers can also suggest new products for evaluation.
The most frequently used tools at MBHS are listed on the combined G-Suite Additional Services & Supplemental Online Digital Tools Affirmative Parental Consent form. This form must be electronically signed by parents in order for students to use these tools in the course of instruction.
See these tips from to help ensure the privacy of your students in your MBHS online classroom environment.
Newsela Pro is currently being offered for free. Blair previously had a Pro Account and many of our teachers are currently registered users. Use your mcpsmd.net account to login.