If you’re aiming at encouraging use by elementary & high school teachers, I’d suggest having a good and thorough post explaining different ways of using the website and the apps and explain what information is shared.
As many schools in Canada shifted to online delivery, there’s been a lot of hard looks at how using apps and social media platforms impacts students’ privacy and security (e.g. “Schools urged to ensure students’ security and privacy when conducting classes online”, CBC News, 2020-06-05) and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada reported in 2017 that it’s “Sweep of educational apps finds some fall short on privacy”. Even the teaching profession itself (the BCTF in my home province) has highlighted privacy concerns associated with the use of online apps.
I’ve found that iNat isn’t the clearest about privacy and what information is collected. There’s some major risks around that especially with information being tagged with both precise locations and exact times. If I were a teacher, I’d worry about my students essentially posting their home address online if they were to post observations from their homes or their yards. With the horrible stuff that happens around doxxing and harassment online, that could be a big risk.
And since few teachers are experts in privacy and security, it would make sense to have a FAQ/Tutorial which explains how to allow students to engage in a safe and secure manner. Maybe walk through the different ways that a classroom of students could use iNat. Explain if and how a class group account might be used. What information is collected and how that can be limited if required to comply with local laws. Given that teachers are often overworked, it probably helps to have a PDF handout for parents that explains what the site is, how it’s used, and what information is collected.
As part of that, it might be helpful to suggest specific projects that a class could do which limit privacy and security risks, e.g. Class group observations of a nearby nature area or a city park, etc…