For Students and Families

Students and families are at the center of everything we do in the Office of Educational Technology. Below are a series of links and resources for students and families looking to learn more about our initiatives and how educational technology can benefit their lives.

Students as Creators

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White House Student Film Festival

In November 2013, the White House asked students around the country to create short films describing the role that technology plays in their classrooms, why technology is so important, and how it will change the educational experience in the future. Over 3000 videos were submitted. Watch the finalists below.

Keeping Student Data Safe

Privacy

The U.S. Department of Education is committed to both technological progress and the protection of privacy and security for students, educators, and all involved in schools.

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Featured Initiative

Future Ready

The Future Ready Pledge recognizes the importance of building human capacity within schools and districts for effectively using increased connectivity and new devices to transform teaching and learning. The pledge emphasizes educating students as responsible digital citizens. Invite your district superintendent to sign the Future Ready Pledge.

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White House Film Festival Finalist Videos

Watch the playlist of finalist entries from the 2014 White House Film Festival.