Protecting student data privacy

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The Future of Education Technology Conference ‘s IT program chair Bruce Umpstead joins FETC speakers Lynette Attai of Playwell LLC and Education Daily reporter Emily Ann Brown to discuss emerging challenges in protecting student data as edtech expands. Uncategorized data privacy edtech FERPA student privacy

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?

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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

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When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. Leaders need to provide their constituencies (teachers, students, parents, vendors, etc.)

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. School records contain health information on all IEP students, employees, and any medical needs shared with the nurse or school officials. Professional Reputation: As evidenced by recent incidents, stories about data hacks stay in the news for many cycles.

CoSN 2018 Annual Conference and Global Symposium

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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.

SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

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What was once the premier, must-go conference in the education technology industry is now going away. based membership association will no longer hold its annual education technology conferences, once staple events for industry leaders. For nearly two decades, SIIA has convened a spring conference in San Francisco for education technology industry executives, and a fall gathering in New York catered to education investors.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

eSchool News

Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security. Privacy and security of student data is an increasing concern for IT leaders.

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CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . It should be an interesting conclusion to the conference. Our large district summit, which received rave reviews at the 2019 conference, returns for its second year.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . It should be an interesting conclusion to the conference. Our large district summit, which received rave reviews at the 2019 conference, returns for its second year.

?Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools

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In order to educate our students and prepare them for the world we live in, education must keep up with current and ever evolving technology. But not all educational technology is good, of high quality, or even worth a student’s time. But how do they know if these new tools are secure for our students to use? Most applications collect some form of data from users and when it comes to children, we must be cautious as to what happens with that information.

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CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . It should be an interesting conclusion to the conference. Our large district summit, which received rave reviews at the 2019 conference, returns for its second year.

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI

EdTech Magazine

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. . Over the years, we have seen a lot of things change,” said Wendy Jones, educational strategist for CDW•G , during her session at the Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference. “We CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

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The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security. Broadband and network capacity is school technology leaders’ top priority, according to the results of an annual IT leadership survey from CoSN.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

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The next edWebinars in the series are: Student Data Privacy: A Priority and Essential Commitment on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern Time, and Cyber Security: A Critical School District Priority on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern Time.

The Marriage Between IT & Curriculum

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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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As Instructure Changes Ownership, Academics Worry Whether Student Data Will Be Protected

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The pending $2 billion sale of one of the largest learning management systems to a private equity firm has raised questions about what happens to the trove of student data held in the company’s courses. They add that federal student privacy laws guard against abuse of student records.

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CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . It should be an interesting conclusion to the conference. Our large district summit, which received rave reviews at the 2019 conference, returns for its second year.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . It should be an interesting conclusion to the conference. Our large district summit, which received rave reviews at the 2019 conference, returns for its second year.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . It should be an interesting conclusion to the conference. Our large district summit, which received rave reviews at the 2019 conference, returns for its second year.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . It should be an interesting conclusion to the conference. Our large district summit, which received rave reviews at the 2019 conference, returns for its second year.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets. And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . It should be an interesting conclusion to the conference. Our large district summit, which received rave reviews at the 2019 conference, returns for its second year.

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.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

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Student Information Systems (SIS). An example is the distribution of iPads to all students. A good strategy will provide the oversight and direction to use those iPads to change the students’ approach to education. When digital innovations were previously offered to students, like a computer in the classroom, the decision of how to use it was often made on a teacher level, such as what programs might be on it. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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

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But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). There were also noticeable gaffes that one could expect at conferences tailored for buttoned-up financiers, often involving stale, trite comments and a glaring lack of diversity in the speaker lineup. Privacy concerns may hinder efforts to decentralize purchasing.

COPPA Best Practices: Advice for Schools on Staying on the Right Side of the Law

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It’s not just edtech companies and app developers who have to think about complying with COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which was designed to protect the privacy of kids under 13 years of age. For schools that use technology, here is some advice from Bathon and two school district professionals on best practices for keeping student data safe. Education Technology Data Privacy Policy

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 If our student data is hacked, it might just be a test score, but it could also be their social security number, or their disability information,” she said. “It

LRP launches Special Ed Tech eNewsletter!

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You can now turn to LRP’s Special Ed Tech eNewsletter to help you find ways to raise achievement for students with disabilities using emerging and assistive technologies. This includes insights from the field to help you adopt or enhance efforts to differentiate instruction, promote universal design for learning practices, address accessibility and accommodation issues via mobile learning devices, and keep up to speed on student data privacy issues.

What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

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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. Bonde’s district consists of two high schools and works with about 4,000 students in total. Cisneros: The recent one is the data privacy issue. Then there are teachers who go out and find resources to use but have no idea about the ramifications of connecting students to those services.

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Where Will You Go? Get Global with your Students

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Both you and your students can develop a better understanding of different perspectives and cultures, improve communication skills, and find ways to have a global impact. Teachers don’t need “one more thing,” they need a learning opportunity that integrates several skills, a variety of entry points, and something that is of interest to students. To plan ahead, you should consider what type of access students will have as this may have an impact on your overall timeline.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

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But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Quite honestly, I was aware of many organizations because of their yearly national conference, a particular set of standards, or one or two dynamic resources that they had released, but in retrospect knew little of what they could provide. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. CoSN also holds a national conference each year.

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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.

BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

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Some of those teachers spend upwards of 150 hours every year on training sessions, workshops and conferences that sometimes resemble what many students experience in the classroom: listening to a lecture and taking notes. Classroom videos, student work samples and lesson plans are among the materials—which are accessible via the badge—serve as evidence. The idea was that data from the evaluations could help schools find the right resources that each teacher needed.

Tart Retorts and Tools: Overheard at SXSWedu

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In fact, a slight sense of skepticism and reflection hovered in the air, with keynoters and student panelists alike calling upon attendees to separate substance from fluff. For instance, at last year’s conference, only 3 percent of the 350 panels explicitly addressed the role that technology plays in widening or closing the opportunity gap. However, an Amazon spokesperson tells EdSurge, "Amazon remains committed to K-12 education and innovating on behalf of students and teachers.”

Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

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Citizen- Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Mentor students in safe, legal, and ethical practices with digital tools ad the protection of intellectual rights and property. Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy. Access to technology allows myself and my students to see a myriad of viewpoints on any topic of interest.