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.

How to Really Use Data With Students

Brilliant or Insane

Several years ago I co-taught a reading class for students, who were three or more grade levels below their peers, based on some data. The post How to Really Use Data With Students appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.

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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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The Data-Driven District

techlearning

How schools use data to do just about everything—including slice bread. Techlearning Resources

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How One Simple Tool Makes Teachers Crave More Student Data

Brilliant or Insane

The post How One Simple Tool Makes Teachers Crave More Student Data appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.

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Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?

Educational Technology Guy

Do school districts need their own data centers anymore? My school district has a multi-million dollar data center to support 41 buildings, 21,000 students and over 4,000 faculty and staff. Above is just two of the 10 racks in the data center. data internet technology

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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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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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Celebrate Student Success with Data Walls

Where Learning Clicks

While many educators are using data to drive instruction and influence decision making, some are also using it to drive student success. These data walls were constructed carefully to celebrate student success without embarrassing the students who are struggling.

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4 best practices for education data

eSchool News

Data can be immensely helpful to educators–but anyone who hopes to learn from data must know how to analyze and interpret it. The catch, though, is that these stakeholder groups need access to the education data and must be able understand what it means.

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MIDAS Data Analytics System

techlearning

The MIDAS Data Analytics System, which saves and presents data in one place, is the kind of innovative product that many districts have been seeking.

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

Perhaps most concerning of all: According to the study authors, there are no empirical data linking high school disciplinary infractions to safety on college campuses, presumably the rationale for requesting high school disciplinary data by colleges and universities in the first place.

Big Data. Small Data. Big Decisions for Schools!

Fractus Learning

One day in our lives passes by without the realisation that the data generated by humans is more than 70 times all the information in the US Library of Congress. How do we productively use data in our schools then? Ignoring Big Data in education will come at a cost.

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Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

A huge bonus the Teacher Anchor offers is the entire data piece. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section.

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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. Otherwise districts are wasting their money.

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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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Is Coaching About Data?

Where Learning Clicks

The post Is Coaching About Data? For the past few years I have been advocating for a coaching model of professional development for teachers. Recently, there has been increased awareness of the ineffectiveness of traditional professional development models.

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Who else is collecting data about your children?

Securly

Websites must (1) provide notice of what type of information is being collected and what it is being used for (2) obtain verifiable parental consent for collection/use of said information and (3) establish procedures to ensure confidentiality of data collected.

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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.

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Why bother with theory when you’ve got big data?

The Christensen Institute

Big data is hotter than ever. Every day, companies, recognizing these powerful trends, are making huge investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. The most ardent promoters of big data even claim that as we master data, we won’t need the scientific method or theory building. Isn’t data—tangible, countable, data—more trustworthy than theory? In fact, data analysis has its limitations.

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.

Getting struggling students to read requires both data and compassion

eSchool News

Early in my educational career, I learned first-hand the impact of using student achievement data to guide my instruction, but assessment results don’t tell the whole story of a student. Next page: How data guides students to become successful.

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Report: 4 security recommendations to keep student data safe

eSchool News

Educators have relied on data to make informed decisions for as long as it’s been available (the foundations of standardized testing got its start in the 19th century ). For much of that time, the main worry was whether or not that data was being accurately interpreted.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account. Handing over data, often quite thoughtlessly, has become par for the course – in education and in society more generally. To data about students’ immigration status?

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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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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

Data Security and International Travel

ProfHacker

We’ve written before here on ProfHacker on securing out data , but our most secure passwords won’t protect you if you are required to hand over said passwords when you’re crossing the border into the USA. Hardware Software Data international travel security

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K-12 data is failing students-here’s what education could look like

eSchool News

education is not effectively leveraging data to increase student performance and close achievement gaps in the same way other sectors have used data to improve work processes, according to a new report from the Center for Data Innovation.

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Data-Driven or Data-Informed? Thoughts on trust and evaluation in education

Reading By Example

Data-informed or data-driven? What I have found is that the usefulness of student data to inform instruction and accountability rests on the level of trust that exists within the school walls. First there is trust in the data itself. Security of student information should also be a priority when electing to house student data with third parties. and “Who owns the student data?”.

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Should You Be Thinking About a Student Data Cleanup?

Where Learning Clicks

Student data can be a powerful tool to measure progress and success, but only if the data is good. Find out the benefits of maintaining your student data. The post Should You Be Thinking About a Student Data Cleanup?

How to Migrate Your Data from a Google Apps for Education account to a personal account

Educational Technology Guy

Below are some instructions, links, and resources that will assist you in transferring your data to your new home. FAQ - frequently asked questions about downloading your data. How to Migrate Information from your Google Apps for Education Account to a personal Google Account.

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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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How do parents really feel about data?

eSchool News

New survey reveals parents’ thoughts on student data use, privacy, protection. The survey asked parents to identify their goals and describe their concerns about technology use and student data. And parents want a commitment that their student data will never be exploited.

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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How to use data to increase student success rates

eSchool News

Ahead of the next school year or semester, our district invited the identified at-risk students to participate in a pilot year of the data-driven STEP program. Featured on eSchool News Supporting a Data-Driven School Culture

Data Security for Teachers - Setting Up Chrome Profiles

The Electric Educator

If you log in to Chrome using your school provided Google Apps for Education account, all of your data will be connected to this managed account. To avoid this risk, you should setup multiple profiles in Chrome to keep your personal and professional data separate.

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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.

Psst! When teachers get useful, timely data, they use it

The Hechinger Report

Tulsa Public Schools uses visualizations to make it easy for teachers to look at student data and put their insights to use in the classroom. The office’s team of data analysts and developers provides the technical skills to make teacher and principal data dreams come true.

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Questioning the Data

The Principal of Change

Proven methods of working with students are something that are important when working in schools, but there are a few things that I question when I hear schools talk about solely “data driven” First of all, nothing works for everyone. I am not saying that data is not necessary, but more importantly, that we question how we got the data in the first place. Data is important, but so is the ability to be adaptive and flexible.

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Four essential priorities for making sense of student data

eSchool News

A new report outlines how careful data use and policies can support elevated teaching and learning. Data News Policy

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