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How to Vet Schools' Apps for Student Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

While many educational software providers offer students helpful and engaging content, some can end up exposing student data. A December 2022 report from Internet Safety Labs confirmed that 96 percent of school apps shared student data with third parties, and 28 percent exposed kids to advertising.

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Data Governance Policies Are a Must for Schools

EdTech Magazine

Data privacy is a necessity for K–12 schools, especially when managing student records around academic performance, attendance and health information. But data governance is also an essential component of that strategy. Data governance and privacy are clearly intertwined. Effective data governance policies allow schools to…

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Eye on Zero Trust: How to Implement Identity and Access Management in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

It is an evolving methodology in cybersecurity that governs user access to data and networks. Developed in 2009 by former Forrester Research analyst John Kindervag, the zero-trust security model revolves around the motto “never trust, always verify.”

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How Education Service Agencies Transform Data Fragmentation to Data Integration

Edsurge

Interoperability is not just jargon; it's the key to unlocking seamless communication among different data systems, applications and devices. Recently, EdSurge spoke with ESA representatives to learn more about the importance of collaboration for making data interoperability a reality across education agencies and edtech providers.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference.

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Data literacy skills: what they are and how do we teach them to our students?

Neo LMS

We have access to more information than ever before. In short, data literacy skills should be a priority in schools. Understanding data literacy skills: What does it mean to be data literate? When it comes to data, we can distinguish between data literacy and data science. Let’s unpack this!

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Learning Without Limits: Increasing Tech Accessibility in the K–12 Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Recent survey data from Echelon Insights found that 45 percent of parents would keep their children entirely online, if possible, while 22 percent of parents preferred a hybrid learning model. And while a portion of this back-to-school reticence stems from safety concerns, a subset of students also found solace in the accessibility of e…

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

For enhanced device and data management of your school’s Macs, both Jamf and Claris Connect integrate seamlessly with Apple School Manager. Claris Connect automates the import of student information system (SIS) data and creates Managed Apple IDs at scale, giving students and teachers access to necessary technology and tools.