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. But some student-privacy advocates are saying it doesn’t go far enough in restricting what private companies can do with student data. I won’t be informed if there’s a data breach.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Do you know where your data is stored? With the increased emphasis on student data privacy, many school leaders might think they have a handle on cyber security. Many schools still rely on the once-a-year cyber security seminar or focus on too narrowly on a specific issue, like not posting student info online. Know the life of your data. This starts with knowing where the data is stored (on site, in the cloud, where the back-up files are, etc.).

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CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . In her book, Case explores the idea that attention is not a widespread consideration in design. We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . In her book, Case explores the idea that attention is not a widespread consideration in design. We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . In her book, Case explores the idea that attention is not a widespread consideration in design. We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN 2018 Annual Conference and Global Symposium

eSchool News

Starting with an international focus, CoSN/UNESCO Global Symposium will highlight the essential digital-citizenship skills needed by students to be successful in today’s global environment. More than 130 sessions are available to attendees on topics relating to student data privacy, digital equity, future classroom learning, the role of AI in future learning, emerging technologies and more.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . In her book, Case explores the idea that attention is not a widespread consideration in design. We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . In her book, Case explores the idea that attention is not a widespread consideration in design. We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . In her book, Case explores the idea that attention is not a widespread consideration in design. We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . In her book, Case explores the idea that attention is not a widespread consideration in design. We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. New resources on student data privacy.

Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

There also was only one dominant business model in the market: districts purchased one textbook per subject per grade per student from approved publishers. That same textbook would be used for anywhere from 5-10 years or more – passed from one student to the next – depending on a variety of factors including how well the book held up under student use. Update the examples and sample questions to improve student engagement or the quality of instruction?

What It’s Like Navigating the Strictest Student Privacy Law in the Country

Edsurge

We often hear how important it is to protect the privacy of student data. According to a student data privacy law passed there a few years ago, anyone who collects or shares students’ personally identifiable information (or PII, as the shorthand goes) can be punished by up to six months in prison or $10,000 in fines. Anybody that might release the data in a way that is not aligned with the law could be prosecuted.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

The content industry blew up and atomized into millions of pieces when it used to be consolidated into a few mammoth publishers that pushed out lines of books with an internal structure and consistency to learning that was all mapped out for schools. Digital/digitized elements (such as documents, video, e-books, lesson plans) . Student Information Systems (SIS). An example is the distribution of iPads to all students. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

During a recent edLeader Panel , sponsored by The ProEthica® Program, the superintendent of one of America’s largest school districts spoke with a former state superintendent and other education leaders about key issues affecting students, parents, and educators, including digital access and equity, online privacy, and funding. While digital access remains an issue, educators and students now engaged in online teaching and learning have new types of issues to contend with.

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

Edsurge

No, not to their wooden desks, blue books and plastic seats. 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. Districts are looking for different ways to get to a good endgame for their students,” says Malkin, “It’s not about core or supplemental.

Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

The Hechinger Report

As students spend more time on digital devices in school, data security becomes increasingly important. When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them. That meant more partnerships with third-party vendors, some of whom tracked student performance or required personal information about students to open new accounts.

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The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

edWeb.net

Rather than a single book or set of books, most basal programs now include a number of materials to facilitate learning. No matter what the subject, though, every publisher should be ready to share their student data privacy standards for their digital tools. Previously, about half of the students in the United States were in adoption states, but the number of pure adoption states has decreased.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below). and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. Considering the student as a whole, she says, is key.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The App Hub is dedicated to bringing transparency to developers’ data and accessibility policies, and to help decision-makers find information about apps to meet the unique learning goals and policies of their school districts.”. Keeping up with the requirements of every application, the data policies, and matching them with your school’s policies can be a daunting task. Chromebook Idea Spark #1: Personalized Story Telling with Book Creator.

The Marriage Between IT & Curriculum

techlearning

The Marriage of Tech & Curriculum: A Toast ] Patient #1 – Dealing with Insecurity With all the new applications or online textbooks being purchased almost daily it seems, our schools have many points of vulnerability when it comes to data. The IT side of the relationship wants to be open to these new programs and applications, but also is concerned about security and data privacy. The focus of both ‘parents’ in this marriage should ultimately be the students.

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Privacy Protection and Human Error

Graphite Blog

As I now knew that the commenter was the principal of a school, it became clear that the subject of the question -- who, remember, was identified by first and last name -- was almost certainly a student at the school. I had stumbled across a comment on an edtech site where a principal identified a student by name and asked a question that implied an issue with the student, on the open Web. Conclusion Privacy is complicated.

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

techlearning

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. It also supports Google Play educational apps, so students can collaborate, discover, engage and learn, and includes a Wacom EMR stylus that lets students use interactive apps, sketch, take notes, and capture ideas. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, April 26th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: 10 Ways to be a Rock Star Teacher in your Classroom , Are you interested in creating dynamic hands on lesson plans that leave your students wanting to come back to class the next day? In todays show, we will share and demonstrate tips and tricks to creating the perfect project based, blended learning lessons for students of all ages and grade levels.

As the Higher Ed Opportunity Act Turns 10, Here’s How the Landscape Has Changed

Edsurge

Now, with mounting college costs and loan defaults raising questions about financial security and employability in a fast-moving economy, the students of 2018 expect a return on their investment in exchange for the cost of going to college. While the same law is on the books, much has changed in the country and in the higher education sector, and HEA is long overdue for another reauthorization. Ten years ago, on August 14, 2008, President George W.

Privacy, Security, and Encryption

Graphite Blog

In conversations about student data privacy, the terms "privacy," "security," and "encryption" are often used interchangeably. But at the outset, I need to emphasize that this post will be incomplete; a comprehensive treatment of these terms and the distinctions among them would be a good subject for a book. Privacy Privacy is arguably the least technical element in this conversation.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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

Hack Education

Via NPR : “ Hillary Clinton ’s Plan For America’s Students.” Via The Wall Street Journal : “The federal government is pumping $245 million into the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation with hopes of helping students in low-income communities.” ” Via the Data Quality Campaign : “ Student Data Privacy Legislation : A Summary of 2016 State Legislation.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Dean Dad” Matt Reed responds to Senator Alexander’s proposal to limit student loans. ” More on privacy legislation in the “privacy” section below. “ ACT said Monday that students with disabilities who apply for accommodations on the college entrance exam ‘will soon benefit from a new system that will simplify and speed up the application process,’” Politico reports. Education Politics.

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

Doug Levin

Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This Tagged on: March 10, 2017 As new technology is paramount, Robertson County gives students laptops | WKRN News 2 → "As new technology is paramount," Robertson County gives students laptops - funded through a special resolution (and not the regular budget).

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

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). It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep.