Protecting student data privacy

FETC Converge

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

eSchool News

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? What factors into the cost of a data breach?

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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

edWeb.net

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

edWeb.net

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. All presenters have heard of school officials losing their jobs from data breaches.

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.

FETC 2019: Day One

eSchool News

Because this is my 13th FETC, I confidently walked into the conference center as a tour guide for an FETC first timer. The new and improved conference registration location is an upgrade from its previous place in the corner of the Expo floor. Student Data Privacy.

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.

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. . CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI. eli.zimmerman_9856.

?Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools

Edsurge

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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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.,

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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. Relationships are always a work in progress.

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

Edsurge

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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edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

edWeb.net

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.

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.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

FETC Converge

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.

Campus Edtech Has Shifted Focus From Tech to Ed

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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). Privacy concerns may hinder efforts to decentralize purchasing.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

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. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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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

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

Edsurge

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

What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

Edsurge

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.

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LRP launches Special Ed Tech eNewsletter!

FETC Converge

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.

Where Will You Go? Get Global with your Students

EdTechTeam

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. In addition, you should plan to prepare your students for online communication with a variety of audiences.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

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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BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

Edsurge

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.

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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Tart Retorts and Tools: Overheard at SXSWedu

Edsurge

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.”

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

Tech Helpful

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. Management of personal data.

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

techlearning

The products below were selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the conference in Chicago. 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?