Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

This resource is for school and district-level decision-makers to use to create meaningful learning experiences with core faculty and staff constituencies around ed tech and student privacy. The Companion Learning Tools present five fictional yet realistic scenarios of ed tech adoption in public elementary, middle, and high schools, along with questions to guide discussion of the opportunities and challenges embodied in each scenario. These questions can also serve as a template for discussions about real-world situations at the intersection of ed tech and student privacy that schools and districts might encounter. The Tools are designed to be used in conjunction with Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies, a previously released guide from the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School. If you have feedback or are interested in exploring how you could use the Tools in your school, district, or other setting, please drop the Youth & Media team a line at We’d love to hear from you!

Individual vs. Group 
Release Date 
March, 2017