The personal data includes information that can be used to identify you such as your name, address, email address, etc. When you use the Book Creator app, this information isn’t required, but Red Jumper can obtain this information when users subscribe to newsletters or request technical support for example.
Red Jumper expresses that they safeguard their user information, but there is no such thing as 100% protection when it comes to digital information.
For many teachers transitioning to include more technology use in the classroom, social media can be very intimidating. Of course there is lots of meaningful learning and engagement to happen here, but things can also go wrong and it can bring lots of attention to a situation. This can be scary for teachers who do not feel comfortable enough with the tools and how to use them just for themselves, let alone guide a class of students in their use. I think that a lot of teachers would say that the more social an application is, the more tentative they might be to use it. It’s hard to go from pen and paper straight to Twitter in the classroom, so an app like Book Creator can be a great tool that offers more safety and privacy for teachers wanting to take steps towards more public venues. This app can be utilized with no personal information being provided and the books created can be completely private and isolated on the particular device that it was created on. This provides a safe environment for students and teachers to work in. Books can be shared in more public spaces, and this provides a nice progression tool for students and teachers wanting to incorporate technology but start in a safe manner.
Of course, that’s not to say that this app doesn’t have use other than being a ‘safe’ tool. But it does allow students to have freedom to create work using technology in a very private setting and this has some advantages to it.
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