We set up a password-protected wiki for a similar purpose (student projects). I agree with Lucie that there should be a distinction between student video projects and behavioral observations, the latter being (presumably) confidential. Are there concerns about uploading confidential information to web-based services? What is the guarantee that access is protected on their servers and within their organization? Personally I would hesitate to put anything confidential on any but our own servers, and would opt to set up our own protected site/page/wiki locally for something like this.
on 3/18/10 12:09 PM, Charles Cavanaugh wrote:
We have been pondering this issue, also. We have a group of 3/4 graders
who have been writing speeches. Our idea was to video the students
delivering these speeches individually, and then embed the video files
in their Word documents. The tentative plan at this point is to create a
web page on our site (which is a hosted site - SchoolCenter), and place
the documents on this page. We would then password protect the page, and
then notify the parents to email the school to receive the password.
I think this is workable, but I'm not totally certain about it. Of
course, all parents who request and receive a password would be able to
view other students' work, but I'm not sure that that's a problem.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Fred Wadlington wrote:
> If this question has come up on the ListSrv before, then my apologies.
> We have a number of teachers, primarily EEE and SpED, who have taken
> videos of students and are desirous of sharing these videos with the
> parents. I am looking for a way to do this that will be safe and
> confidential. I am not desirous of having them send the videos as email
> attachments due to their size.
> If anyone else has teachers doing this, what methodology are you using?
> If it is online file sharing, who are you doing it with and are you
> capable of restricting access at the file level and not just the page
> Fred Wadlington, Systems Administrator
> Milton Town School District
> (802) 893-3210 x1114
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