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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access. Data Analytics.

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

They shared an article in The Washington Post , and the leader of the programs said that they have been truly just been overwhelmed with the requests for information about this pilot program. And again, finally, just being very cognizant of how you’re sharing your data.

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia. Enter the use of big data and predictive analytics. Big Data Hits the Quad. These clues exist not just in classroom performance or student transcripts, but also on social media sites and in other virtual landscapes.

10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

Data is growing at an exponential pace. The 15 GB of free storage that you get from Google drive (which never seems enough) is more than 400 Thousand times the total data storage capacity of the Apollo Guidance Computer that landed the first people on the moon in 1969, [1].

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The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic.

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Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series of articles on student owned inquiry. Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases. The Social Media Search Engine.

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Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

edWeb.net

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. COPPA, for example, doesn’t extend to sites like Instagram or Pinterest, and companiesdata privacy policies typically are just stating what they can do with the data and aren’t offering any protections.

The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

I recently read an interesting article on Fast Company by Sebastian Buck titled "The Best Brands Are The Ones That Build 'Belonging'." There is much to recommend this article, but I want to focus on 2 things: First, I buy it.

What Parents and Teachers Should Note From Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony

Edsurge

The leader of the social media giant, with over 2 billion active users, answered questions about data ownership and usage in light of the fallout over Cambridge Analytica’s access and use of 87 million Facebook users’ personal information. These are issues that educators are watching closely as the use of social networking tools in schools have expanded in universities and K-12 schools over the years. Zuckerberg says the company does not.

Does Child Privacy Even Matter?

EdNews Daily

Up to 60 percent of the decision weight went to what data was available. Things like what your child has posted on social media were particularly important. Data is also available that offers much more – I’ll explain that later. In short, the data never goes away.

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Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. Schools working in partnership with commercial companies will ensure it happens.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. Did you notice any improvements in sleep, socialization etc.? How much time did you spend without social media?

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike: We’ve started a weekly email to about 400 parents so far, where we’re covering topics like digital citizenship, security, filtering, social media — everything that really relates to how students should use technology today.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.).

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Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. Schools working in partnership with commercial companies will ensure it happens.

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Public data breaches, such as the massive compromises at Equifax , Target and other companies, have increased awareness, Abshire said. Technology has shifted and changed and redirected the way we use data. K–12 Data Privacy Policies Must Catch Up to Technology Use.

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With JotForm, Summer Camp Registration Couldn’t Be Easier

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once the form is completed, it can be shared via a link or social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and many other popular platforms. Camps and social development of youth. Plus, they encourage security in data collection and dissemination.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

Around 1,460 nonprofit colleges have some students who take only online classes, of which about 525 partner with an OPM to offer them, according to data from consulting firm Tyton Partners. It followed with an MBA this past fall and a master’s in data analytics engineering in the spring.

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Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Many companies give away products that educators can use for free. Support for school or district wide reporting and data analysis is absent.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.).

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Common Sense Media digital citizenship refresh

NeverEndingSearch

As educators, we’ve learned to count on the research-based wisdom and guidance of Common Sense Media. Sexting: Common Sense Media is now aging the topic down with a new lesson and video addressing the issue for middle school. News & Media Literacy).

Digital Media Has a Misinformation Problem—but It's an Opportunity for Teaching.

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Research has shown that 50 percent of college students spend a minimum of five hours each week on social media. These social channels feed information from news outlets, private bloggers, friends and family, and myriad other sources that are often curated based on the user's interests.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

edWeb.net

For example, the curriculum should be evidence based and have progress monitoring so that educators can make data-based decisions on next steps. The badges can also be added to social media, to digital resumes, and or even be accessible through platforms.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

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Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

An article published in the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences indicates an increasing tendency to implement blended learning as a favored pedagogical approach due to the evident benefits it holds. Flipped learning involves extensive statistical data analysis and constant feedback. social media or school intranet portal, etc. Enhanced assessment outcomes and detailed statistical data that can be obtained based on the participant’s performance.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

edWeb.net

Student privacy and school security are growing concerns in schools that can have consequences from negative media attention to losing parent and student trust. Also, review the school’s data and file backup plan, as well as your own personal plan.

Want To See Their Best? Then Let Them Play

TeachThought - Learn better.

As blogs and social media exploded in popularity, they have subsequently de-credited major news media in the process. In Little Big Planet, developer Media Molecule created a brilliant digital sandbox for learners to “play” in. Social Media as a Sandbox.

For Some Students, #DeleteFacebook Is Not Really an Option

Edsurge

But for some students whose class assignments and discussions are tied to the social network, it’s not as simple as it sounds. She also liked posting links to articles, and enjoyed seeing students do so too. She says if she was still using Facebook groups, she doesn’t think the recent news about the company would bother her. She explains that the quizzes that can gather someone’s data usually show up on personal feeds, not on group pages.

Moving Up? 4 Tips For Managing Your Career As A Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

Something that is true in education and across all industries: employers always want to know what impact you have made to prove you will be an asset to their company. Also, look up their social media page and see who people are and what they have done in the past. Moving Up?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. Data breaches happen with alarming frequency. There is little choice provided to students or families about what data are collected and shared and even less knowledge about how those data are used.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. Data breaches happen with alarming frequency. There is little choice provided to students or families about what data are collected and shared and even less knowledge about how those data are used.

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Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

Edsurge

Company representatives are anathema to some, yet indispensable partners to others. So what makes a particular product or company more “trustworthy” than others? The most common factors, according to our research, include the company’s capacity to deliver high quality products at scale, track record, product roadmap, financial stability, and quality of partner relationships.

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

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. This from the school district that is still reeling from a major student data privacy breach.

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