Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

For over two centuries, student information and data was kept in paper form, often in filing cabinets in a school or district office. During this time, there was little concern over security breaches, improper data sharing, or student privacy issues. However, the misuse and breach of digital student information has brought data privacy to the forefront. A few months prior to the hearing, data breaches at both Home Depot and Target became national news.

Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major education issue at federal, state and local levels. According to Future Ready partner Data Quality Campaign , there are currently over 100 privacy-related bills in 32 state legislatures.

The Data Interoperability Challenge

techlearning

Many different school districts have the same data challenge. They have data, but it can’t be shared across systems. Educators are often dissatisfied with data management as it requires data to be input multiple times across both the SIS and LMS.

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Form+: A Data Collection Tool For Educators.

EdTech4Beginners

With an intuitive and user-friendly form builder, Form+ is a service that allows you collect data (including files) easily using web forms. Data is stored in your Google Drive and you always have access to it. You can also easily share this data with other collaborators easily.

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Pokemon Data Handling: A Photo Essay

EdTech4Beginners

Getting inspiration from the brilliant Adam Hill , I recently used Pokemon as a stimulus for a data handling unit in mathematics. or alternatively use the raw data of different Pokemon characters. There is lots of data associated with Pokemon.

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3 major ways to boost basic data literacy in K-6

eSchool News

A new report outlines the need for K-16 students to develop key data literacy skills. Focusing on three specific areas could be key to boosting K-16 students’ data literacy in a world where big data’s importance grows daily, according to a new report.

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Smart City Data Helps Solve Education Challenges

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Data collected by Internet of Things devices and community programs can help schools resolve issues. Big Data Business Intelligence Data Governance Hardware Internet of Things Networking Sensors

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Data Points Toward Effective Practices

P21 Blogazine

The topic on the agenda was listed as Personalized Learning, but the conversation quickly turned to the effective use of research and data. A few weeks ago in Washington, DC we organized a panel involving four of our new 21st Century Learning Exemplars. P21 Blog

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The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools. More data collection will improve course design.

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Talking Data Interoperability with the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

Data interoperability has been identified as an area of primary concern for leaders across the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools – in districts small and large, rural and urban, and everywhere in between. What does data interoperability mean to you and your district?

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Does Your District Have a Solid Data Foundation?

Tom Murray

These changes have forced districts to reevaluate the regular functionality of a school or district’s “tech stack”, from the ground up: core data, instruction, and content. From what I’ve witnessed, many schools leaders are not evaluating their data management at more than a surface level.

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas…Including (Maybe) the Data Breaches

Doug Levin

A data breach by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) offers a cautionary tale about how K-12 school districts and their vendors should communicate the (bad) news to stakeholders. Blog Privacy Security data breach school data breach TASB teacher data breach Texas Texas Association of School Boards

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Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed.,

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Child-Driven and Data-Driven; Can you be both?

The Principal of Change

The short answer to the title of the post is “no”, you can’t be both “Child-Driven”and “Data-Driven” Here is the long answer. Let me make this clear…Data is not a horrible thing. Being “data-driven” is my concern.

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Deep Data Dive Into “Global Education”

Larry Ferlazzo

Our World In Data just released a deep dive into “global education” data. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data. You can see the description of charts in the image at the top of this post.

Questions to Ask if You're Worried About Student Data

Education Elements

Last week I heard a district leader say, “In God We Trust - everyone else, bring data.” I chuckled - because we talk out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to data. In the same breath we demand “data driven instruction” instruction in our classrooms but it’s also clear that we don’t understand (and many times don’t trust) the technology that captures this very data needed to drive instruction.

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Importance of having a Data Backup Solutions

Educational Technology Guy

Data backup is even more important than ever these days. Everything is digital now and you need to safeguard and backup your data. I have my personal data backed up in multiple ways, and even backup my Evernote files with a free service. backup plans data file backup

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Sharing Classroom Data with Sheets

techlearning

Step 1: Collect data with a form Using a form ensures the consistency of the data and makes it very easy for students to fill out. Step 2: Collect & Calculate in Google Sheets Each time the form is submitted, the data is logged automatically into a Google Sheet.

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3 ways our district avoids data overload

eSchool News

These tests generate a huge amount of data meant to guide instruction—but all of this information can be overwhelming if teachers don’t have an easy way to process it. There is such a thing as having too much data. We had a great data tool, but teachers weren’t using it.

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League of Innovative Schools Districts Demand Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

The phrase “data interoperability,” referring to the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications, is increasingly a topic of conversation among educators on personalized learning and student privacy. These conversations often arrive at the same conclusion: data interoperability is important and we need it, but how do we accomplish it? As a response, district leaders are working toward building collective demand around data interoperability.

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Sharing Classroom Data with Sheets

The Electric Educator

Step 1: Collect data with a form Using a form ensures the consistency of the data and makes it very easy for students to fill out. Step 2: Collect & Calculate in Google Sheets Each time the form is submitted, the data is logged automatically into a Google Sheet.

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Machine Learning and Data Reshape Guidance Counseling

EdTech Magazine

Artificial Intelligence Business Intelligence Data Analytics SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Schools can give better advice to students with technology.

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City-School Data Sharing Improves Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

Business Intelligence Data Analytics Data GovernanceBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez, Juliet Van Wagenen Community partnerships can help schools make more informed and cost-effective decisions about the programs that will most benefit their children.

Making student data more usable: What innovation theory tells us about interoperability

The Christensen Institute

As schools adopt blended learning, many are eager to use the floods of student learning data gathered by their various software systems to make better instructional decisions. We are accustomed to the ease with which we can use data from multiple systems in other domains of life—such as when we use GPS apps on our smartphones to search for dinner options, check operating hours and customer ratings, and then get traffic-optimized driving directions.

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Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

You can even use them with Vernier Data Tools. Vernier is a huge name in data collection tools for science and math and they have been working to support Chromebooks for some time. Using Graphical Analysis for Chrome, students set experiment parameters and start data collection.

Rhode Coder and Data Navigators: Helping Adult Learners Gain Coding and Computer Science Skills

Digital Promise

With their Rhode Coders and Data Navigators classes, the Providence Public Library is creating a barrier-free on-ramp to more advanced technical skills for adults looking for opportunities to advance their careers. A recent report by the U.S.

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Use Real Data: Try FiveThirtyEight

Teacher Tech

Use Real Data Real data helps make learning connections. The post Use Real Data: Try FiveThirtyEight appeared first on Teacher Tech. One Twitter handle I follow is @FiveThirtyEight.

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How Data Can Help Inform K–12 Decisions

EdTech Magazine

Business Intelligence Data AnalyticsBy Elizabeth Combs Use research tools to determine the next course of action in schools.

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Efforts to reform higher ed will founder on bad data

The Christensen Institute

Given these huge data gaps, it’s tough to know which colleges really aren’t performing well—and which ones are. Incorporating transfer students into the data would likely make completion rates look a lot higher; adding in part-time students could make them a lot worse.

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Schools collect more data, but how is it used?

The Hechinger Report

State leaders are collecting reams of data on students, but they must do more to put that information into the hands of parents and teachers, according to a new report. based nonprofit organization that advocates for better data use. K-12 News Data and research Personalized Learning

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Search the data on white charters

The Hechinger Report

The post Search the data on white charters appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

IO Education: Consolidating Student Data to Drive and Empower Student Success

EmergingEdTech

Company is Helping Over 5,000 Schools Improve Outcomes by Making Better use of Five Million Student Records. Here’s How. EmergingEdTech recently spoke with IO Education’s CEO, Michael. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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How Affective Data Could Change Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

Big Data Business Intelligence Data AnalyticsBy Eric Patnoudes Reading and responding to students’ emotions could help boost engagement levels and academic performance.

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

The Hechinger Report

Schools collect reams of data that could help teachers make decisions in the classroom, but getting all that data into one system, formatted the same way, is a pressing challenge for districts. It’s data interoperability. Today’s classrooms generate reams of data.

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3 Ways to Use Data You Are Already Collecting

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Administrators and educators alike have access to data that can improve business practices and learning outcomes. Business Intelligence Data Analytics

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Schools Tap Big Data To Understand Trends

EdTech Magazine

Big Data Business Intelligence Data Analytics NetworkingBy Wylie Wong New analytics tools help districts identify at-risk students and gauge college and career readiness.

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Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

School districts are using algorithms to analyze student data, but those metrics must be usable for educators to impact student learning. The post Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions appeared first on Market Brief.

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