Building Stronger Data Systems for the Future

Digital Promise

Over the past few months, district and charter leaders from 11 districts participating in Digital Promise’s Data Ready 2021 cohort have created actionable data interoperability implementation plans centered on a high-need use case anchored in secure data use, data management, and data integration.

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How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan with Vicki Davis In this episode, I give you a peek into my classroom.

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid for a Stronger Data Culture in Schools

Education Elements

District Leadership DataOn January 28, 1986, the space program experienced one of its most catastrophic events to date when the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart just over a minute after launch.

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How to Manage Data During Distance Learning

Kajeet

Much of the focus on connectivity for education has been on the number of students without Internet access at home, but students also face other challenges with data. Here are a few of them: Digital Learning Technology Insight Data and TrendsAs distance learning becomes the de facto method of instruction in schools across the world for the next few months at least, connectivity has become a key topic of discussion.

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

3 Considerations for Managing Remote Learning Data in Higher Education

Kajeet

Much of the focus on connectivity for education has been on the number of students without Internet access at home, but higher ed students also face other challenges with data. Here are a few of them: Digital Learning Technology Insight Data and Trends Higher EducationAs remote learning becomes a go-to method of instruction in colleges and institutions of higher education across the world for the foreseeable future, connectivity has become a key topic of discussion.

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Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: The Importance of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

Wisewire

As the focus on evidence-based practices has increased in education, practitioners are increasingly using data to make decisions to improve learning. While practitioners have access to more data than ever before, limited capacity and training often inhibit the impact of that data on improving practice. Determining which data can be used to answer these questions (including research design questions like what constitutes a reasonable comparison group).

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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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Strengthening Schools’ Writing Instruction Through the Use of Data

edWeb.net

Ways to compile and use data to guide writing instruction were explained during an edWebinar sponsored by Texthelp , that featured Joni Degner and Mark Schwartz, a Director and a Product Evangelist for Texthelp. Compiling and Using Data About Writing. By Robert Low.

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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.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

During this webinar we’ll provide insight from leading institutions and discuss trends that are top of mind for higher education HR leaders to help you: Gain greater insight from institutional data to forecast, plan and make better decisions. Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics.

Student data: How to manage, and make decisions

Linways Technologies

Data defines strategy. Data reflects strategy. Schools and colleges often have a limited amount of data to work with. So in this article, we are going to discuss a 6-step framework for better understanding and improvement of student data. What is student data?

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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. The Startup Blog ai Artificial Intelligence big data Data Privacy little data machine learning Startups

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Using data to strengthen writing instruction

eSchool News

Ways to compile and use data to guide writing instruction were explained during an edWebinar sponsored by Texthelp , which featured Joni Degner and Mark Schwartz, a Director and a Product Evangelist for Texthelp. Compiling and using data about writing instruction.

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New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

The Hechinger Report

It’s the first time this kind of data has been compiled and analyzed nationally, and some of the spending gaps are extreme. Hechinger’s analysis of state and local spending by school included nearly 700 districts (those with 15 or more schools) from 40 states that made the data available.

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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. The panelists’ recommendations are included in a new report, Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue. Next page: Why the need data know-how, and why now?

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Data Privacy in a Pandemic? Parents Are Concerned, But Still Welcome More Tech

Edsurge

Parents are concerned about their children’s online safety and data privacy, but not as much as other issues such as the quality of education their child receives, protection from violence and bullying, and ensuring their child doesn’t fall behind in school.

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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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6 Principles Every K-12 Data Solution Should Follow

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Ed-tech tools need to make it easier for teachers to collect, access and use student data. The post 6 Principles Every K-12 Data Solution Should Follow appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Big Data/Analytics Data Data-Driven Instruction Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Personalized Learning startupOtherwise districts are wasting their money.

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Data isn’t a 4-letter word

eSchool News

In the midst of a deadly pandemic and a presidential election, both of which are generating conflicting claims that may or may not be based on real data, teaching students to analyze the sources and presentation of online information and understand data has never been more important or timely.

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How to Ensure Data Remains Safe in the Age of Ransomware

EdTech Magazine

As systems continue to evolve, it is crucial that data security strategy advances at the same speed. This means ensuring watertight protection of educational data against one of the most common forms of attack: ransomware.

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How to Protect Student Data When Using Online and Emerging Tech

EdTech Magazine

But there’s another need that K–12 administrators should also prioritize, experts say: data privacy. Most of these technology systems are in the cloud , and there is data being transferred back and forth, so that piece of the puzzle has to be fortified and secured.”.

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Dealing with data during COVID-19

eSchool News

MF : We have a group called the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee, which is made up of community residents and we have been meeting for two years, before the pandemic, to talk about boundaries, to select data, to get information.

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Data is a poor judge of opportunity

The Christensen Institute

Data myopia. From their perspective, it simply didn’t make sense to manufacture and sell personal computers when, up to that point, the data showed no trends suggesting that people would use computers in their homes. HP’s executives had a kind of data myopia. There wasn’t any hard data to back up just how many new consumers would exist in this new market for personal computers, making the investment seem risky. Looking beyond the data.

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How 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp. Their challenges and contexts are different, determined by factors within and outside of district control, but their aims are the same: putting actionable data in the hands of people who can use it to make a difference in students’ lives. DPLIS Data Interoperability Bootcamp selfie!!

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How to Prevent Data Collection Disasters in Education

Digital Promise

How can educational researchers ensure continued data collection in the wake of COVID-19? Digital Promise’s Learning Sciences Research team is experiencing what many educational researchers are familiar with by now—an untimely intrusion by the COVID-19 pandemic that compromises data collection at the end of the school year. For most researchers, cancelling end-year data collection altogether would amount to scrapping a year’s worth of work and is simply not an option.

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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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Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A tool for collecting data on special education student behavior can bring benefits to teachers and other students as well. The post Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data Educational Technology/Ed-Tech IEP Schoolrunner special education

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . By combining these more flexible assessments with a collection of student data, teachers get a more accurate snapshot of how a student is internalizing the material and focusing on more data-driven instructions.

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Teach Math by Diving Deep Into Real Data

MiddleWeb

Middle grades educator and NBCT Kathleen Palmieri is learning how to incorporate data studies to help students relate math to the real world. Articles Mathematics collaboration creativity curiosity data science graphs Kathleen Palmieri math real world learning

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K–12 Schools Build Culture and Community Around Data

EdTech Magazine

As data transforms educational processes, it’s easy to forget what the alternative looks like. Without data — and a culture that facilitates data-driven insights — decisions may be based on opinion, assumption or speculation.

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Debunking Student Data Privacy

CUE

Navigating through the maze of student data privacy laws can be daunting. The post Debunking Student Data Privacy appeared first on OnCUE. Learn CETPA connected educator Partnerships Student Data PrivacyTeachers, administrators, and IT professionals should not have to spend their time researching whether or not an app complies with the law. They should be able to spend their time deciding whether or not the app is aligned with standards and curriculum goals. […].

New data reveals a unique picture of school innovation in a challenging year

The Christensen Institute

New and updated data: Recognizing that knowledge about how schools are innovating is more scarce—and more necessary—than usual this year, the project conducted a rapid-cycle round of crowdsourcing among Canopy nominating organizations, resulting in new data from August and September.

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Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data

Digital Promise

Adult education providers intend to deliver services to support adults in attaining the skills necessary to find and keep good jobs and sustain independent lives, but they worry a lack of data and data analysis capacity inhibits staff from evaluating and improving their services. A sneak peek at our Tapping Data for Frontline Development report. The post Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data appeared first on Digital Promise.

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4 Ways to Launch a Data Initiative — or Get One Back on Track

EdTech Magazine

Data-driven initiatives have helped schools improve student learning outcomes and measure technology ROI. We use data to make sure we can drill down to every student and every other facet of the organization,” says Superintendent Donald Fennoy II.

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