Yes, Web 2.0 tools (websites) must comply with the FTC’s COPPA rule. COPPA basically says the following: Websites can’t target children, collect information from them, and then market to them without the parent’s permission. Parents sign the agreement giving their permission for students to use the Internet as teachers and administrators deem appropriate and as described in the district’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). In addition, “COPPA allows . . . schools to act as agents for parents in providing consent for the online collection of students’ personal information within the school context” (COPPA FAQs).
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The operating system on a PC is “Windows”. The operating system on a Mac is “Mac OS X”. The operating system is what you see after you turn on a computer for the first time, but before you install any programs.The OS in iOS stands for Operating System. Thus iOS is the base software that allows all other apps to run on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Some operating systems include games or utilities. For example Windows comes with Solitaire and iOS devices come with programs to play music and videos.
iOS Apps - http://www.aps1.net/index.aspx?nid=1316
OSX Apps - http://www.aps1.net/index.aspx?nid=1364
Typically, if software is requested and is approved through the software procurement procedures it will then be made available in Self Service. If you do not see a software title available in Self Service, you can request it through Self Service area under Mac App Request.
An acceptable use policy (AUP) is a policy that outlines, in writing, how a school or district expects its community members to behave with technology. Similar to a Terms of Service document, an AUP should define publicly what is deemed acceptable behavior from users of hardware and information systems such as the Internet and any applicable networks. Many schools address both acceptable and unacceptable online behavior in their AUPs – not only prohibiting certain behavior (for example, plagiarism, pirating, visiting non-school related sites, etc.), but also defining positive goals for incorporating technology into the school day. Additionally, AUPs also can help comply with E-rate requirements set forth by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
A Web 2.0 site may allow users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where people are limited to the passive viewing of content. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, folksonomies, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, and mashups.
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