I am also looking to integrate Carvey and X-Carve into my middle school Design and Modeling class. I am wrestling with how to setup accounts. I don’t like the idea of one account that all students can access. Too many possible issues with students impacting the work of others. But even if I used the one account approach, there are major issues regarding federal laws (COPPA, CIPA) protecting students.
I started filling out our district paperwork to approve Easel for student use so they could create their own accounts, but realized there is a major issue: the forum. Various federal laws require us to protect student privacy and safety. Has Inventables considered making a “Education” version of Easel? Ideally, this version would:
- allow student accounts to be linked to a teacher account for monitoring
- absolutely no access to shared content that could be considered problematic
- Prevent any access to the forums
Let me know if I am missing something already available, but would love to see (and help) a Education version of Easel.
Kevin Hakes Miller