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. with an overlay of state and local laws makes understanding privacy regulations difficult at every level of education.

Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

For over two centuries, student information and data was kept in paper form, often in filing cabinets in a school or district office. During this time, there was little concern over security breaches, improper data sharing, or student privacy issues. over the past few decades, the vast majority of personal information, for both students and employees, has been digitized. accidentally uploads private data of 12,000 students. ”.

5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. I give a lot of credit to the leading district CIOs and CTOs who have stepped up and fulfilled the promise of the laws,” says Vance, who also runs FERPA|Sherpa , the Education Privacy Resource Center that has loads of resources online.

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy. However, in exchange, education technology companies may have access to student information including biometrics, personal identifiable information and students’ geolocation. .

Digital Promise Supports Efforts to Protect Student Data Privacy

Digital Promise

Today the White House announced a new legislative proposal to protect student data privacy. Digital Promise issued the following statement on these new measures: Digital Promise supports the efforts announced today by the White House to protect student data privacy while ensuring all teachers and students have access to the best technologies for improving the opportunity to learn.

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.

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

MindShift

Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students. A proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 is circulating in draft form. LA Johnson/NPR.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

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Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability.

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Data access is easier than ever, but is that a good thing?

eSchool News

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIOs, teachers, administrators, and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy, and interoperability. The data balancing act.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. Data Analytics. Data Privacy.

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5 things every K-12 employee should do to protect student data

eSchool News

Student data privacy and security are top priorities for edtech leaders. Here are five practical steps that every school or district employee should take to keep student data from being compromised. Don’t keep or share student data any more than you have to.

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5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees. School management needs to take reasonable steps to ensure protection beyond data sharing policies. All presenters have heard of school officials losing their jobs from data breaches.

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI. Students now have more devices than ever, making it more challenging to measure whether these technologies are being used correctly in the classroom and how they are affecting student outcomes. .

Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. The increase of technology use in learning has added an element to the budget which has seen a steady increase over the years.

?Tools: CoSN Supports, Trains Education Technology Leaders

Edsurge

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. Technological fluency allows children to be prepared for the world of today and tomorrow. Equitable and ubiquitous access to technology is a necessity.

How K–12 Schools Can Balance Privacy and Security Protocols

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Balance Privacy and Security Protocols. As technology becomes more ubiquitous, schools must balance student access with student privacy laws. . Educators Should Take Responsibility for Student Data Privacy.

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

Educators Discuss Keeping Student Data Safe

Gaggle Speaks

There’s perhaps no other edtech topic discussed more these days than student data privacy. “Every part of our organization has some connection with technology,” he said. “The issue around security and privacy is not new.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” But these wild proclamations – wishful thinking , no doubt – tended to overlook the realities of mobile technology and education. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. Is all that data secure?

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‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

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A big deal announced this week was private equity firm KKR’s purchase of a majority stake in Burning Glass , a Boston-based data and analytics platform that serves up insights on changes in the workforce and available jobs. Privacy concerns may hinder efforts to decentralize purchasing.

Safety First

techlearning

Whether virtual or physical, the safety of students is every educator’s first priority. Just as we wouldn’t let a live spark go untended, so we need to take sensible steps to guard sensitive information—our own and our students’—online.

Three Questions for Every School District About Their Student Data Security Practices

Doug Levin

For those who care about the privacy of student information, it is equally important to address issues of IT security – for even the best privacy policies and laws are meaningless if student data is left exposed to unauthorized personnel on school computers or out on the internet.

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The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

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Since last fall they’ve already submitted digital data about their demographics, household income, ethnicity and legal status, food intolerances, medical profiles, grades and socio-emotional skills. Every activity on computers and the software applications they use in class further generates data about them everyday. That’s a huge and sensitive trove of data collected in just five months—data that has gone to parties unknown to me and out of my control.

What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

Edsurge

Some education technology vendors are eager to get their wares in front of school and district decision-makers. Cisneros’ office works with 31 school districts, has a budget of about $308 million and directly works with about 19,000 students, according to its website.

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Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? Data and Privacy. Data privacy and security are foundational elements of a student learning experience.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

More than a million cases of child identity theft are reported every year and, as school districts continue to introduce students to new technology and advanced digital curriculum, Internet safety education is becoming an increasingly essential tool when preventing cybercrime.

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Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution

EdTech Magazine

Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution. Legislators across all 50 states have introduced student data privacy laws. But what happens to this data when lessons are over and students leave for the summer, or move on to college or the workforce?

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edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

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CoSN collaborates with superintendents to increase their capacity to lead technology efforts and is dedicated to helping current and aspiring superintendents and district leaders build on their knowledge, skills, and confidence.

FETC 2019: Day One

eSchool News

Though I do miss seeing Hawaiian shirts and skateboards at the Surf conference that shared the south side of the Orange County Convention Center, the extra space taken over by FETC makes the conference workshops more accessible, convenient, and right in the heart of the main concourse.

Are Schools Helpless, Hapless When it Comes to IT Privacy and Security?

Doug Levin

Advocates would have us believe that school districts are incapable of making responsible decisions about technology-related privacy and security issues affecting students. Of course, issues of privacy and security are related, but not the same. Blog Privacy Security

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

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education technology agenda. Promoting the use of education technology should not go without also working to abate the age-old concerns about efficacy and equity. Criticisms about education technologies have existed perhaps just as long as the technologies themselves have been around. The technology has changed over the years. However, the questions have largely stayed the same: Do technologies ensure quality learning and positive student outcomes?

Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

If technology doesn’t disrupt the very notion of the textbook first, its future is surely digital. There also was only one dominant business model in the market: districts purchased one textbook per subject per grade per student from approved publishers.

Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act

Edsurge

Last week undergraduates at Harvard University raised concerns about the institution handing over their data to an anti-affirmative action group as part of a lawsuit. Protecting student information is increasingly challenging in an era when learners leave digital footprints of nearly all of their academic and extracurricular pursuits. Universities need to provide students the freedom to explore ideas without the concern that they’re being monitored.

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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.

Get to the root of the edtech issues with three key questions

edWeb.net

Mention edtech, and the first thought that usually comes to mind is collecting data to evaluate students’ progress. Starting from the early days of online education tools, teachers have been downloading their favorites and sharing them with students.