[NHDOE-ETNews] NEW NHSTE/Microsoft Live at EDU agreement

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Thu May 19 13:50:55 EDT 2011

In case there are any tech coordinators on the ETNews listserv who are not NHSTE members, I am forwarding this email about the Microsoft Live at EDU agreement recently finalized by the NHSTE organization.





Cathy Higgins, Ed.D.

State Educational Technology Director

Office of Educational Technology

New Hampshire Department of Education

Email: chiggins at ed.state.nh.us

Phone: 603.271.2453

Web: http://www.nheon.org/oet/ <http://www.nheon.org/oet/>  and http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech <http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/index.htm> 


From: membership-bounces at list.nhste.org [mailto:membership-bounces at list.nhste.org] On Behalf Of Pam McLeod
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:17 AM
To: techcoord at list.nhste.org; membership at list.nhste.org
Subject: [NHSTE Membership] NEW NHSTE/Microsoft Live at EDU agreement
Importance: High



I'm pleased to announce that NHSTE has signed a modified Live at EDU agreement with Microsoft which allows districts to manage their own parental permissions under COPPA. This will particularly benefit NH Middle Schools and Elementary Schools who wish to implement Live at EDU . This does not impact domain names or any aspects of the setup, just the legal terms which govern your account. In the past, parents of students under 13 had to enter a credit card number or submit a driver's license number to give their approval; under this agreement, districts will take care of their own parent permissions through their RUP/AUP, permission forms, or whatever other process they have in place.


We are still working out the details of how districts will proceed in order to convert the terms on their existing domains.


For districts interested in starting new with Live at EDU, I recommend that you contact me so that we can get you under the NHSTE umbrella.


If this situation applies to you, please let me know so that I can let Microsoft know of your interest.





Pamela McLeod
Director of Technology

SAU 72 - Alton School District
:: pmcleod at alton.k12.nh.us


(: 603-875-0396 | Ê:603-875-0380

PO Box 910, 41 School St.
Alton, NH 03809



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