Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private. EdSurge caught up with him recently to hear the story about his hunt for his own data and what he thinks colleges could do to make that technology a bit more transparent. That’s a lot of trouble to go through just to get access to your own personal data.

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World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

Educators, parents, and other adults must teach themselves and our youth about how to best defend their data and personal information in an increasingly technologically-connected world; due to the prevalence of technology in and out of the classroom, parents, educators, and students alike should be informed of just how sensitive and vulnerable personal identity information and browsing data can be. When it comes to data privacy, it’s important to remain aware and be proactive.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

I know, from the data we collected, that these interfaces were used, heavily used. technology advocacy equity school libraries virtual libraries websitesWhether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added information on the accepted sessions for the second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Local, state and federal governments are releasing data - the public's data - in new ways. This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

To help educators continue their professional learning during this time of social distancing, we have curated a library of micro-credentials which can be earned outside of the classroom and without students. Supporting students’ social and emotional well-being.

A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online

The Hechinger Report

Many assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally savvy about what they find there. Related: Getting schooled in social media. The research also asked students to judge the voracity of claims made on social media. They made general statements about the dangers of social media, instead of doing the work to investigate the source of information contained in the tweet. K-12 News Data and research

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Local, state and federal governments are releasing data - the public's data - in new ways. This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it.

Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Deklotz said, “Students telling the story about how their personalized plan has helped them plan for the future and how they think about school has more impact on the board and community than data.” Student advocacy reinforced Kettle Moraine’s implementation of CBE and expanded opportunities around personalized learning. For example, students lobbied for things like more internet access by using social media to post personalized learning videos on YouTube.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens grew and I became aware of more organizations, as well as some of their supporting tools and resources. To give further context, I’ve sorted them alphabetically, into four categories; (1) those organizations that are instructionally-focused; (2) those that provide supports for technology leadership; (3) those that focus on connectivity and access; and (4) those that focus on data privacy and security.

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From High School to Harvard, Students Urge for Clarity on Privacy Rights

Edsurge

What rights do parents, students and teachers have in an educational system increasingly awash in data and technology? That’s one of the underpinning questions behind a campaign launched in March by Providence, Rhode Island’s student union which called for a “ Student Bill of Rights ” that included (amongst other demands) the right to data privacy. based nonprofit, states have passed approximately 110 laws since 2013 concerning student data privacy.

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Discovery Education

Teach and learn about the world through a powerful new lens with exciting and relatable applications of data science. Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources .

Students sick of ‘lip service’ from universities over racism

The Hechinger Report

So when the university chancellor eventually released a public statement condemning the killing of George Floyd, after being repeatedly called out on social media for remaining silent, Torrey saw it as performative. “I

Weekend Reading – Rediscovering Blogging Edition

ProfHacker

At least, they seem to be making a resurgence as we try to disentangle ourselves from the predatory social media platforms that took all the words many of us used to write on blogs. I’m working at another Domains school, so we are thinking about how students are using their domains, owning their own data, and writing publicly. It’s persuasion, it’s argument, it’s advocacy. Blogs are back!

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

Liability: Of course, the main concern is with a data breach and the district’s responsibility. Tell them what happened, what you’re doing to mitigate it, and if any data was breached. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. By Stacey Pusey.

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ExcelinEd Spends the Day with Our Future Workforce

ExcelinEd

Raines Mosteller talks to Jessica Hammonds, National Director of Advocacy. Raines is in fifth grade and the son of James Mosteller, Advocacy Associate. Today I met Jessica Hammonds who helps manage the advocacy team and has worked here for almost two years. Ryan Slager talks to Mike Ferro, Data Transformation Manager. Ryan is in third grade and the son of Heather Slager, Advocacy Operations Manager.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America.

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Discovery Education

She serves as a national spokesperson on girls’ and women’s leadership development, parenting and family dynamics, cultural influences such as economics, social media and pop culture, gender issues, current events, and demographic shifts in the national girl population. __. Citizen Science harnesses the power of kids to collaborate and help solve real-world problems by engaging students in opportunities to help collect and analyze data to help professional scientists.

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Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World

edWeb.net

The supports include providing more social work outreach to families and thinking through what trauma our students and staff may have experienced this year.” Dr. Kelley is deeply committed to playing a critical role in improving the academic and social success of ALL students.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariesascommunityanchors on their social media posts about the event. Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

The nature of the quarantine means many kids will have skills gaps, as well as social emotional issues, to address in the coming school year and beyond. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Children can see adult decisions killing New Orleans youth

The Hechinger Report

NOCCA student filmmakers Helen Cressy and Phillip Youman will their interpretation of youth data at the Data Center’s Youth Index Video Series on Sept. Sams Sumter, like other New Orleans parents, already knew what data confirms: That the odds are stacked against black boys. But the data show that society is failing black boys and girls. But beyond the numbers requires much more than baseline data; improvement requires insight.

Hampered by pandemic restrictions, campus organizers are working overtime to make student voting easier

The Hechinger Report

Edwards is a fellow with Rise , a national nonprofit that builds student advocacy campaigns, through which she learned how to mobilize new, diverse voters. So the organization moved most of its efforts online, harnessing the power of social media through its Instagram account and class Facebook groups. Around 1 in 12 people ages 18 through 29 don’t have stable internet access, per CIRCLE’s polling data; among Black people in that age group, the number is 1 in 8.

Why a Maryland CIO Created a Forum to Connect K-12 Students

Education Superhighway

The CCPN partners share resources including data center space. Do you have any advice for CIOs, Technology Leaders, and Educators that are looking to organize an advocacy group in their own states? Stay tuned for the next installment in our Broadband Leaders series, and feel free to connect with us on social media to celebrate K-12 connectivity leaders in your state.

Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

MindShift

Along with teaching chemistry and physics, she offers a class called “thinking skills” where students solve logic and math puzzles while also enhancing their media literacy. The internet has no shortage of dubious information; and the ability to evaluate health and science claims is a subset of media literacy. With the abundance of health/science content students may only see via social media, kids are ill-equipped to discern hype from real science.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

They see kids devouring video games and living on social media and find it obvious that they would also like educational technology. Summit Learning does share student data with 20 different service providers who help facilitate the platform’s capabilities.

Five misconceptions about Michigan education and Betsy DeVos

The Hechinger Report

DeVos played a role in Michigan education reform, so in a world of alternative facts , suddenly claims and counter-claims about Michigan schools are all over blogs, social media and mainstream media. Whether you support Betsy Devos’ nomination or not, as the Senate gears up to vote we might all consider the complicated facts and context about Michigan schools before cherry-picking data to support partisan points.

OPINION: Seven lessons on proficiency education

The Hechinger Report

Advocacy groups like Competency Works promote a paradigm shift that includes customized schedules. Additional data is a blessing but shouldn’t be the main result on display. Here in Connecticut, we have been watching closely as Maine experiments with proficiency-based learning. Known by the U.S.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Now with multiple opportunities to network using social media and join various online communities, teachers and learners are confused. She has had the opportunity to speak in Iowa and around the country about advocacy, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others.

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide. School counselors are licensed by the Department of Health , not the Department of Education, and focus mostly on social and emotional issues rather than on what their students might do when they graduate.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

And they ended social promotion, so that struggling students are no longer shuttled along to the next grade level simply to keep them with the herd of similarly aged classmates. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning. But for that concept to work, a child must spend a lot of time on the computer, feeding the system with data that the software uses to improve itself.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. ” Of course, when all these narratives about “social emotional learning” get picked up by education technologists and education entrepreneurs, they don’t just turn policy mandates or even into TED Talks. Don’t let the dearth of data fool you though.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit : Amazing Series + Final Early-Bird Pricing #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

EPISODE 7: What Are My Homeschool Socialization Options? We Turned Out OK Episode 300, a roundtable conversation on social-emotional learning and the value of open-ended play, with a special needs teacher, a licensed mental health counselor, and me, a child development expert.