Nivvi Tareen, NBCT

Nawazish (Nivvi) Tareen is an NBCT from a Northern Virginia school district. She has been teaching for 19 years and is planning on renewing her National Board Certification in the fall. She is certified in Early Childhood, Early Childhood, Special Ed, and ESOL K-12. She loves teaching her second graders who loop with her to Third Grade. With her students in mind she created Read2Grasp to utilize the 1:1 devices in her classroom to the fullest.

My App Helps Fill a Void

August 16, 2017

I couldn’t have been more excited – during a staff meeting, my principal told me that soon my students would receive iPads. They would be ready to use and would be a great learning tool! There was a catch that left me feeling deflated. It was made clear that I could only use apps that were approved under two federal guidelines: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). These requirements left me with a limited quantity of apps to choose from and meant that however we chose to use the iPads…

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