Accommodations – Students Non-Consenting for GSuite for Education
Why Are Accommodations Necessary?
In order for a student to use GSuite, consent is required from their parents or guardians (in Grades K-8) and/or from the student them self (in Grades 9-12). Since consent for GSuite is a requirement for participation, teachers need to carefully consider what alternative accommodations they will provide to students that do not have consent for its use. Accommodations will vary depending on how GSuite is used in the classroom. Student classroom participation cannot depend upon use of GSuite which is why accommodations are a necessary component to GSuite integration in any classroom.
Who is this resource for? Targeted at teachers and administrators
What is this resource for? To ensure equity in the educational experience for all students in the Greater Victoria School District
Where is this resource applicable? At the classroom level when students are working both independently and in groups
Why have we created this resource? To assist teachers in their support of equitable learning opportunities across the district
When should you use this resource? When teachers have students in their classroom who have not been given consent to use GSuite
How do I receive additional support for accommodations and to ask questions?
Please set up time to discuss this with your administrator. They can reach out to district staff by connecting with Josh Barks – Vice Principal of Information Technology for Learning at (250) 475-4154 should additional supports be necessary.
- Educating students about what constitutes personal information and the storage/sharing of information
- Emphasis on educating appropriate usage to be adapted across all digital tools
- Using AirDrop from Apple devices (student iPads)
- Collaborating across assignments without sharing personal information
- Using Guest mode on Chromebooks to explore and create without saving
- In special circumstances, a non-identifiable GSuite account can be created for students. This is completed by request by contacting the IT for Learning Department directly.
Digital Citizenship best practices dictate that students’ digital identities should be known within the context of their classmates and teachers and that students are accountable for what they post in the digital world. At the Greater Victoria School District, students using GSuite are issued identifiable GSuite accounts.
In some special circumstances, a non-identifiable GSuite account can be created for students where consent will not be granted for an identifiable GSuite account. No identifiable information will be used in the account with the exception of the child’s school and grade which is used for account restriction purposes. Although steps will be taken to instruct students to minimize or eliminate the posting of any personally identifiable information in GSuite, the possibility for the student to upload personal information still exists. This can occur whether their GSuite account is identifiable or non-identifiable. In both cases, consent is still required. To request a non-identifiable student GSuite account, please contact Ted Pennell, Director of Information Technology for Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|G Suite App||Accommodation Ideas|
For sharing digital work with a class (presentation)
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|Forms||Project questions on the board and allow for paper-based completion
Use tools like Socrative, goFormative, Plickers, etc. that require a student code rather than a login