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.

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. .

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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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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.

Reading by Example Newsletter, 10-13-18: Data-Informed Instruction

Reading By Example

This week’s newsletter focuses on the use of data in the classroom to inform teaching and learning. What do you do when the data isn’t making any sense? data newsletterOur instructional leadership team and I encountered this challenge in this post.

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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The State of Data Interoperability in Public Education

Digital Promise

Members of the League of Innovative Schools ’ Data Interoperability working group define data interoperability as the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications.

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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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A Look Back: “Data-Driven” Versus “Data-Informed”

Larry Ferlazzo

I later dramatically expanded on the topic in my The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven” list. In schools that are data-informed, test results are just one more piece of information that can be helpful in determining future directions.

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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 Privacy

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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Data driven instruction: How student data guides formative assessments

FETC Converge

When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. Uncategorized data data driven decision-making Formative assessment Summative assessment

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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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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.

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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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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Google Sheets: Create Fake Data

Teacher Tech

Create Fake Data in Google Sheets Today is my birthday (I’m 42!) The post Google Sheets: Create Fake Data appeared first on Teacher Tech. so of course, we need a spreadsheet blog post. Remember “The answer is always a spreadsheet.” ” For my birthday (today only) get my online Google Sheets workshop for only $6. Use the code oct6 Fake Names When creating examples I need fake student […].

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Who’s the decider?

Reading By Example

After I shared out my previous post , describing my confusion about making sense of certain types of data, the International Literacy Association (ILA) replied with a link to a recent report on this topic: This is perfect timing for our #ILAchat this Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Our discussion will focus on making data-informed decisions, which was also the subject of our recently published literacy brief: [link]. Data-driven decision making is hard enough for professional educators.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many

The Hechinger Report

This story was based on data from Tuition Tracker, a tool produced by The Hechinger Report and Education Writers Association for students and their families. Department of Education data, shows. There are some caveats to the data.

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Guided Tour of a Google Data Center - very interesting

Educational Technology Guy

Google has some very cool data centers. It''s also a great learning resource to discuss energy, environment, data, technology and security. The data center campuses are very secure, with very limited access. Here is the link to Google''s main data center page: [link] --.

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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.

10 Ways Data Can Sabotage Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Ways Data Can Sabotage Your Teaching by Terry Heick For professional development around developing data and assessment, contact us today. Functionally, the purpose of assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction. In seeing what a student understands, the best path for moving forward towards mastery can be planned based on those results—the “data,” […]. The post 10 Ways Data Can Sabotage Your Teaching appeared first on TeachThought.

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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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