The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

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Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders. CoSN has stepped in with guidance for superintendents and principals to help them with several aspects of student data privacy, including best practices for informing the community. with an overlay of state and local laws makes understanding privacy regulations difficult at every level of education.

Video of the Week: Simple ways teachers can protect student data privacy

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note : Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Video Description: Privacy can be a complex, intimidating topic. But there are some steps any teacher can take to better protect their studentsdata when using online tools.

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Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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Do you know where your data is stored? With the increased emphasis on student data privacy, many school leaders might think they have a handle on cyber security. Know the life of your data. Schools should also classify data (e.g.,

ED toolkit among resources to help LEAs mitigate, respond to data breaches

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® A number of student data privacy resources were recently released, and among them is a new resource from the U.S. More… Uncategorized digital toolkit FERPA school administrators student data privacy tech tools for administratorsEducation Department intended to help K-12 education agencies formulate a response to the public when a breach in electronic records occurs.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. In addition, I’ve begun to do some cursory analyses of the data set underlying the map in an attempt to identify patterns that may be useful in responding via policy and practice. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy.

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?Tools: CoSN Supports, Trains Education Technology Leaders

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CoSN is the only national professional association dedicated exclusively to education technology leaders, providing them with management, community building and tools to transform their schools and districts. Its core beliefs are: Technology is a critical tool to personalize learning. The toolkit includes new and updated tools for schools and addresses various aspects of accessibility.

Tart Retorts and Tools: Overheard at SXSWedu

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In fact, a slight sense of skepticism and reflection hovered in the air, with keynoters and student panelists alike calling upon attendees to separate substance from fluff. However, an Amazon spokesperson tells EdSurge, "Amazon remains committed to K-12 education and innovating on behalf of students and teachers.” But making assumptions about a student’s potential based on data alone comes with its own set of risks, explains Manuela Ekowo, a policy analyst with New America.

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? FPF’s report indicates parents are the most comfortable with student information use when it is used to directly improve teaching and learning. Data Digital Learning and Tools News

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 17 Edition)

Doug Levin

A day late perhaps, but here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 17 Edition). " Tagged on: May 1, 2017 Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language? Tagged on: May 1, 2017 “Is Our Children’s Apps Learning?” Tagged on: April 28, 2017 This Program Gets Rural Schools Online.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? “I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Doug Levin (@douglevin) March 17, 2017. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 13, 2017 I invented the web.

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How to assess your district’s digital readiness

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The Matrix focuses primarily on ten key areas: Leadership & Vision, Strategic Planning, Ethics and Policies, Instructional Focus & Professional Development, Team Building and Staffing, Stakeholder Focus, Infrastructure, Information and Data Management, Communications Management, and Business Management. If this vision gets to the heart of improving outcomes for students, the transformation will be pointed in the right direction.

Confronting K-12 Cybersecurity and the End of Innocence

Edsurge

In discussions among educators and entrepreneurs about the importance of student data privacy, issues of information technology security risks and threats are often glossed over. While data breaches and technology vulnerabilities from companies such as. How might breaches of student (or teacher) data be used to cause actual harm? Collectively, we must grapple with how to better secure and protect school technology assets and data.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

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This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes. How Caliper Enables a Deeper Level of Data Sharing.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

Every few months in Raytown, there’s a new silly video with the serious purpose of safeguarding student information. Privacy and data-security themes are also woven into Raytown’s professional development workshops, curriculum planning sessions and even parent-teacher conferences. “It’s If our student data is hacked, it might just be a test score, but it could also be their social security number, or their disability information,” she said. “It

BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

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Some of those teachers spend upwards of 150 hours every year on training sessions, workshops and conferences that sometimes resemble what many students experience in the classroom: listening to a lecture and taking notes. Classroom videos, student work samples and lesson plans are among the materials—which are accessible via the badge—serve as evidence. The idea was that data from the evaluations could help schools find the right resources that each teacher needed.

Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

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Citizen- Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Mentor students in safe, legal, and ethical practices with digital tools ad the protection of intellectual rights and property. Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy. Access to technology allows myself and my students to see a myriad of viewpoints on any topic of interest.

Be Privacy Aware, Not Privacy Scared

Graphite Blog

I love finding awesome tools that engage students and get them thinking critically and collaborating. I love learning from colleagues how to use a tool in new, creative ways. And I love reviewing privacy policies -- not! It's the issue of privacy. Having a basic understanding of the "rules of the privacy road" is essential in today's digital classroom. We want educators to be privacy aware, not privacy scared.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

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Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. While social media can pose risks to student privacy, these risks can be managed with informed, intentional use. DO: Review the privacy settings on any personal social media accounts.

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

More students than ever before now have access to a quality education, no matter where they live. Lesson plans can be tailored to meet the learning needs of individual students. At the postsecondary level, more than 15% of students were enrolled exclusively online in 2017.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This

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Common (and Avoidable) Legal Pitfalls for Coding Bootcamps and Alternative Education Providers

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Failure to obtain a required license or exemption can result in fines or a cease-and-desist order, which could prevent a school from enrolling students or collecting tuition. And, for online providers, “operating” a state may simply mean enrolling a student who resides there. But you—and your marketing team—need to know the basic rules and get advice to avoid student complaints and regulatory scrutiny before they arise. Data security should be one from the start.

SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

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They were looking to license their tools, or acquire them, or simply see what new ideas startups were coming up with,” says Karen Billings, who ran SIIA’s education technology division from 2002 to 2016. There were no vendor halls where salespeople demoed their tools.

4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

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The company in the interim is led by Charles Goodman, an operating partner at Thoma Bravo and former CEO of Thoma Bravo portfolio company Frontline Education, which provides administrative tools to more than 12,000 educational institutions.

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COPPA Best Practices: Advice for Schools on Staying on the Right Side of the Law

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It’s not just edtech companies and app developers who have to think about complying with COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which was designed to protect the privacy of kids under 13 years of age. For schools that use technology, here is some advice from Bathon and two school district professionals on best practices for keeping student data safe. tools teachers want to use in their classrooms. Education Technology Data Privacy Policy

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via New America : “Why Does Betsy DeVos think Federal Student Loan Debt has Grown by 1,000 percent?” ” I tweeted that the DACA database is one of the most important issues in ed-tech right now, and if you’re an ed-tech entrepreneur who says “nobody in ed-tech tracks immigration data,” you need to GTFO. Via Engadget : “Trump signs executive order stripping non-citizens of privacy rights.”

Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

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2017 is shaping up to be a big year of what-if’s. However, the questions have largely stayed the same: Do technologies ensure quality learning and positive student outcomes? Do they help or hurt underrepresented students? Do they opens the door for companies to take the lead on how students learn and how their data is used? whether predictive tools are effective. recommendations for the edtech industry to protect student data privacy.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via EdScoop : “ Google adds new terms to comply with Connecticut student data privacy laws.” Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says.” ” That is, students in the North Bend School District. of Texas System Apologizes for Revoking Nepali Students ’ Scholarships.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Violate Your Student Visa ? One-third of students take at least one class online.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

As The New York Times notes , “The Detroit , Flint and Grand Rapids school districts have among the nation’s 10 largest shares of students in charters, and the state sends $1 billion in education funding to charters annually. Among the larger National Education Association (NEA), which comprises more than 3 million members, more than one in three who voted did so for the billionaire developer, early data show.” “ Will Trump care about student data privacy?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. So many lessons here about controlling your own data and not relying on free ed-tech products.