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    Mathletics + Data Protection?

    Hi

    Just wanting some views on this:

    We have been offered a free trial of an online software called Mathletics and the company is wanting the children's names so that they can setup their usernames?

    Is this safe?

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    A couple of our primaries have been using it for a while. It's as safe as any other company - say samlearning or iamlearning. This is there privacy statement...

    http://static.3plearning.com/mathlet...07_07_2009.pdf

    They have league tables which are shown publically on there website, but it will be it the form Dave P of Some Primary School.

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    I have one site who are using it and the children love it as it adds competition. Putting it on difficult even I struggle with some of the questions! Give it a go and you'll see what I mean!

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    We use it heavily in maths and have ended up buying a set of laptops because of it - the maths department ended up hogging the IT suite almost perminently! we now have around 1 lesson per week of Mathletics(~35mins) and set some homework via it.

    The maths teacher has also started publishing internal stats for the pupils so there is quite a bit of competition between the pupils to score higher.

    As above data protection wise the most that is displayed is <Surname> <Initial> and I believe you can also change it to just initials if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I have one site who are using it and the children love it as it adds competition. Putting it on difficult even I struggle with some of the questions! Give it a go and you'll see what I mean!
    Ok Sir, step away from the exclamation mark and come out with your hands up.

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    Ok Sir, step away from the exclamation mark and come out with your hands up.
    You'll just have to take my word for it Someone else should have a go to prove my point.

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    We use it heavily here. The kids love it, and we've not had any issue with Data Protection issues.

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