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When you are developing the capacity to allow student to generate eportfolios realize that there are FERPA issues that you must address if any of this material is made available for others to view. It is probable that this material will be considered Personally Identifiable Student Records. Unfortunately, FERPA was enacted in the era before the Internet and especially before the use of interactive web 2.0 technologies. But given the potential district liabilities it is better to assume FERPA is relevant. Check with your district counsel - but I recommend getting signed parent permission. I have just published a new book - in downloadable format: Cyber-Secure Schools in a Web 2.0 World. In this book I address: Creating Change in Technology Adoption. Effective Internet Use Management. Web 2.0 in Schools Legal Issues. The book also contains extensive templates (downloadable in Word) for District Internet Use Policies, Regulations, and a Student Agreement that incorporate the provisions necessary to address the challenges of managing Web 2.0 interactive technologies in schools and to allow the educational and professional use of these technologies to flourish. More information is available on my site. Nancy ~~ Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D. Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use http://csriu.org email@example.com Resources for Cyber Savvy Schools: Cyber-Secure Schools in a Web 2.0 World Cyberbullying, Cyberthreats & Sexting Cyber Savvy Teachers: Internet Safety Education --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH