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Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

You can even use them with Vernier Data Tools. Vernier is a huge name in data collection tools for science and math and they have been working to support Chromebooks for some time. Using Graphical Analysis for Chrome, students set experiment parameters and start data collection. Real-time sensor data is shown as a graph, a meter, or a table for different learning styles.

How to Really Use Data With Students

Brilliant or Insane

Several years ago I co-taught a reading class for students, who were three or more grade levels below their peers, based on some data. The post How to Really Use Data With Students appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane. Within the class, reading abilities ranged significantly. Our “lowest” students were not progressing at an acceptable rate.

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How Affective Data Could Change Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

Big Data Business Intelligence Data AnalyticsBy Eric Patnoudes Reading and responding to students’ emotions could help boost engagement levels and academic performance.

What teachers want in a data dashboard

eSchool News

The data dashboard has become more sophisticated, but it is still only one lens through which educators should view their students. When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited. Data “was something you would use as an autopsy when everything was over,” she said.

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K-12 data is failing students-here’s what education could look like

eSchool News

education is not effectively leveraging data to increase student performance and close achievement gaps in the same way other sectors have used data to improve work processes, according to a new report from the Center for Data Innovation. And while many have lamented education’s slow adoption of data-driven practices, there may be a hidden bonus to slow progress.

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Report: 4 security recommendations to keep student data safe

eSchool News

Educators have relied on data to make informed decisions for as long as it’s been available (the foundations of standardized testing got its start in the 19th century ). For much of that time, the main worry was whether or not that data was being accurately interpreted. Data Safety & Security data privacy security

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3 Ways to Use Data You Are Already Collecting

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Administrators and educators alike have access to data that can improve business practices and learning outcomes. Business Intelligence Data Analytics

IO Education: Consolidating Student Data to Drive and Empower Student Success

EmergingEdTech

Company is Helping Over 5,000 Schools Improve Outcomes by Making Better use of Five Million Student Records. Here’s How. EmergingEdTech recently spoke with IO Education’s CEO, Michael. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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How One Simple Tool Makes Teachers Crave More Student Data

Brilliant or Insane

Collect a Different Kind of Student Data: an excerpt from Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School In the spring of 2015, Denver elementary teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to complete this sentence in writing: “I wish my teacher knew…” The student responses were so unexpected, so moving, Schwartz shared some of them online, […]. Brilliant or Insane.

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Data Analytics, Blended Learning Methods Make Sure Students Are College Ready

EdTech Magazine

Blended Learning Business Intelligence Classroom Data AnalyticsBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Technology can assist administrators with getting students prepared for the future.

Schools Tap Big Data To Understand Trends

EdTech Magazine

Big Data Business Intelligence Data Analytics NetworkingBy Wylie Wong New analytics tools help districts identify at-risk students and gauge college and career readiness.

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Data Security for Teachers: Know Your Data!

The Electric Educator

The first step in protecting your data and privacy is to know what data has been collected and is know about you. Most **good** data companies will give you full access to the data and information they have collected about you; that you are storing with them. This page displays all of the data associated with your Google account by product. My backup was 20gb!)

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Celebrate Student Success with Data Walls

Where Learning Clicks

While many educators are using data to drive instruction and influence decision making, some are also using it to drive student success. When visiting schools with online learning classrooms, I often see data walls that showcase student data (within the parameters of federal legislation that protects the privacy of academic records).

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Data Security and International Travel

ProfHacker

We’ve written before here on ProfHacker on securing out data , but our most secure passwords won’t protect you if you are required to hand over said passwords when you’re crossing the border into the USA. The CBC examined Canada’s policies on the same issue of data security at their own borders (TL;DR – *Shrug*). Hardware Software Data international travel securityRead?

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Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?

Educational Technology Guy

Do school districts need their own data centers anymore? My school district has a multi-million dollar data center to support 41 buildings, 21,000 students and over 4,000 faculty and staff. Above is just two of the 10 racks in the data center. In addition, you need to backup all of your data, preferably offsite. Make sure they back up your data to multiple locations.

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How do parents really feel about data?

eSchool News

New survey reveals parents’ thoughts on student data use, privacy, protection. New data from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) reveals a majority of parents participating in a survey said they support using student data to inform educational practices, but they remain concerned about student data privacy and security issues in schools.

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Is Coaching About Data?

Where Learning Clicks

The post Is Coaching About Data? EdTech adopt change coaching data professional development Professional development for teachers professional development models professional development programs qualitative data quantitative data targeting areas for improvement using data to target areas for improvementappeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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Four essential priorities for making sense of student data

eSchool News

A new report outlines how careful data use and policies can support elevated teaching and learning. Four data policy priorities can help state policymakers take advantage of data provisions in the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) in order to move from data compliance to leveraging data to improve student learning, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign (DQC).

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4 tips for making your data usable

eSchool News

K-12 and higher education institutions around the country have invested in data visualization software with the promise of better information and insights. Often, stakeholders can’t get what they need quickly and easily – and can’t actually gain the deeper insights they need – so they can’t use big data to drive decisions that transform programs, curriculums and student outcomes.

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MIDAS Data Analytics System

techlearning

The MIDAS Data Analytics System, which saves and presents data in one place, is the kind of innovative product that many districts have been seeking. Techlearning Resources

The 2 dashboards that will get teachers to use data

eSchool News

How do you get teachers to use data? Every day, educators amass a tremendous amount of academic data. Many of that data ultimately gets entered into online systems and run through analysis software and teacher dashboards. But that data is only valuable if it can be easily accessed and analyzed, and acted upon in a timely manner. Item Analysis. Student Item Analysis.

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Make Classroom Data More Useful, Teachers Tell Ed-Tech Developers

Marketplace K-12

Much of the talk about student data these days focuses on worries about how to protect it, and safeguard privacy. But a new survey of classroom teachers underscores a different, and perhaps no less fundamental concern: that much of the data educators receive is of little use to them in their efforts to improve instruction. The Trouble With Data. Austin, Texas.

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City-School Data Sharing Improves Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

Business Intelligence Data Analytics Data GovernanceBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez, Juliet Van Wagenen Community partnerships can help schools make more informed and cost-effective decisions about the programs that will most benefit their children.

When using data, remember monkey sex

eSchool News

Freakonomics co-author explains why using data to predict future trends is trickier than you may think. When you talk about big data these days, as well as its potential to help predict future trends and, therefore, courses of action, stories about turkey breasts, hand washing and monkey sex don’t also make the rounds; but according to the Freakonomics author, they should.

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How do parents really feel about student data?

eSchool News

Ask many public school parents about student data use and privacy, and you’ll likely end up with a heated debate about protecting sensitive, personal information. But what do parents really understand about school technology use and student data privacy? Next page: Student data recommendations for educators and policymakers). Data Digital Learning and Tools News

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In one session, a participant discussed that we need to change the terminology from “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven” The former term often is connected with numbers, where “evidence driven”, is much more open. To be honest, one thing that I feel guilty about is not responding to comments on my blog, but I love reading them. I disagree.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account. Handing over data, often quite thoughtlessly, has become par for the course – in education and in society more generally. Many of us have become quite lackadaisical about the data we share. What will happen to the massive amounts of data that education has collected?

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Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

A huge bonus the Teacher Anchor offers is the entire data piece. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section. When I knew she was coming out with her newest item, Teacher Anchor , I decided to hold off on purchasing my new planner from another company. What is Teacher Anchor?

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New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

New polling data from Gallup shows that law students are increasingly dissatisfied with their law school experience and disillusioned by the job opportunities awaiting them post-graduation. Pistone and Horn have four suggestions for law schools that fall in line with the takeaways from the Gallup data: 1. But the Gallup data suggests that this objection is sadly irrelevant for law schools. The Gallup data shows that the critical factor in whether students had a job waiting for them after graduation was whether they had real experience prior to graduation.

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Who else is collecting data about your children?

Securly

Websites must (1) provide notice of what type of information is being collected and what it is being used for (2) obtain verifiable parental consent for collection/use of said information and (3) establish procedures to ensure confidentiality of data collected. Regardless, 10 years later, data collection came to be mostly implicit. Taking Precautions. The Current Situation.

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Should You Be Thinking About a Student Data Cleanup?

Where Learning Clicks

Student data can be a powerful tool to measure progress and success, but only if the data is good. Find out the benefits of maintaining your student data. The post Should You Be Thinking About a Student Data Cleanup? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII. IT vendors and schools must align to advance privacy awareness and secure student data. Manage data with precision.

Districts Shift to Manage Data Effectively

EdTech Magazine

By Alan Joch Schools use new strategies for data management, including solid-state storage and data deduplication. Backup Data Center Deduplication Digital Storage

Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

eSchool News

Vendor’s poll hints at gaps in identifying and acting upon problems using data. At this year’s ISTE conference Lexia Learning polled more than 200 educators in an informal survey, which suggests teachers are not using collected data to pinpoint skill deficiencies in a timely manner. untaggedpr Data News School Administration Top News

3 Steps for Optimizing Your School’s Closet-Sized Data Center

EdTech Magazine

By Joel Snyder Your data center may be confined to a small space, but that doesn’t mean it can’t operate at the highest level of efficiency. Data Center Data Center Optimization Storage Virtualization

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What do teachers really think of data tools?

eSchool News

Gates Foundation study aims to outline, assess teachers’ opinions on classroom data use and the tools to support it. Two-thirds of teachers in a Gates Foundation study said they are not completely satisfied with the data, or tools designed to help them work with data, which they are able to access on a regular basis. Next page: Teachers’ perceptions about data.

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Making Data Visual with Power BI (MIE)

My Paperless Classroom

The post What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool? | @Microsoft_EDU @OneNoteEDU @MickHellgren appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert Spotlight Series Podcast, we welcome MIE Expert Mick Hellgren on the program to discuss a fantastic (FREE) tool from Microsoft called Power BI. Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. Please subscribe to our podcast on both iTunes and YouTube today! Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast.

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