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 empowers school districts to make informed technology decisions that impact student success, Draper explains. Data Privacy.

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10 big findings about ed-tech privacy

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Student information privacy is a hot-button topic, and a new Common Sense Education survey shows a widespread lack of transparency and inconsistent privacy and security practices among ed-tech applications and services.

Understanding cyber liability insurance

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School district data breaches are on the rise, and your school district’s student information system (SIS) data could be a prime target for hackers. Are there any laws about the management of student and employee records? How susceptible is my school district to a data breach? How can my district mitigate the risks of a data breach? Are you looking for an insurance policy designed to manage risks and costs associated with a data breach?

Report: More states are taking steps to protect student privacy

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A new analysis from the Data Quality Campaign shows more and more states are taking steps to ensure student privacy through legislation. During the past three years, every state but Vermont has introduced at least one bill and 36 states now have at least one new student privacy law. Separately, a report on data privacy from the Southern Regional Education Board, found that 34 states (including 14 SREB member states, mostly located in the U.S.

Technology Not Going to Solve Data Privacy

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and the MLB All Star game were the backdrop for the inaugural CoSN Student Data Privacy Workshop. This seal program is the “nation’s only data privacy seal for school systems” that recognizes school districts’ commitment to high standards around student data privacy.

Campus Edtech Has Shifted Focus From Tech to Ed

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But it did save instructors huge amounts of time on an administrative task, and that left space for more meaningful work with their students. Second, in the last few years, interest has begun to shift from a focus on adding new features to a focus on adding data-analytics tools.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. So, whatever is used for testing should flow naturally from what the students have already encountered in their lessons. An assessment should not be the first time students use a piece of technology. First, teachers need time to create feedback for their students.

What’s New

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EDSBY UPDATES ( edsby.com/edsby-k12-dataaggregation-analytics/ ) Edsby announced that it has built sophisticated data aggregation and analysis capabilities that allow states, provinces and countries to optimize their education investments and policies.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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ACER CHROMEBOOK TAB 10 ( WWW.ACER.COM/AC/EN/US/CONTENT/HOME ) The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be used in classrooms to expand and enhance student learning. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

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

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Tagged on: May 1, 2017 Navigation of Computer-Based Tests Matters for Young Students, Study Finds | Education Week → The assertion that neither mode nor UI would lead to different behaviors (and hence inferences) is what should be astounding. The preliminary analysis of apps finds strong evidence of apps explicitly targeted at children sending private information to third-party services and advertisers - in apparent violation of COPPA.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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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. To data about students’ immigration status?

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Hack Education Weekly News

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There’s more Department of Education news – relating to student loans in particular – in “the business of financial aid” section below. Letting the police decide what students should and should not read – totally a sign of a healthy democracy. Via The Hechinger Report : “In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Students would be required to pay.