Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

Now, when educators could potentially add a new app with a few mouse clicks, managing student data privacy is a never-ending task. Five Critical Guidelines . with a clear picture of the school’s policies, how the review process works, and how the data is used.

Chicago Schools Update Guidelines for Transgender Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Updated guidelines for Chicago Public Schools have been announced, including a statement concerning transgender and gender nonconforming students. The guidelines informed these students that they would be allowed to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities.

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The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

Later, schools used spreadsheets and written reports to determine usage, and developers had to wait months, possibly years to get and analyze efficacy data. Now, when usage data is available on a daily basis, developers and educators have a shared interest in that information.

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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.

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What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy


The data privacy landscape looks a lot different than it did even a few years ago. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. Know Your Customer Know the variations among jurisdictions and their data privacy standards, and aim for compliance with all.

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Digital Promise Supports Efforts to Protect Student Data Privacy

Digital Promise

Today the White House announced a new legislative proposal to protect student data privacy. Digital Promise issued the following statement on these new measures: Digital Promise supports the efforts announced today by the White House to protect student data privacy while ensuring all teachers and students have access to the best technologies for improving the opportunity to learn.

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. As data becomes integral to K–12 education, administrators face new challenges to ensure they keep students’ information safe. . 3 Security Tools to Keep K–12 Student Data Safe.

Whether synchronous online course activities meet accessibility guidelines may depend on how you use them.

IT Bill

Our campus recently adopted a policy that essentially requires all online instruction meet accessibility guidelines. Also by dialing in for the web-conference rather than using the browser or app, students can avoid exceeding their data cap when they are not connected via WiFi.

Three Questions for Every School District About Their Student Data Security Practices

Doug Levin

For those who care about the privacy of student information, it is equally important to address issues of IT security – for even the best privacy policies and laws are meaningless if student data is left exposed to unauthorized personnel on school computers or out on the internet.

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The 4-Letter Word You Need to Know—and How Teachers and Administrators Can Embrace Data Literacy


Brennan McMahon Parton, Data Quality Campaign ’s associate director of state policy and advocacy, recently spoke with him about data literacy for teachers. Brennan McMahon Parton: Josh, thanks for talking to me about data literacy. At the Data Quality Campaign, we define a data-literate educator as someone who has the knowledge and skills to access, interpret, act on, and communicate about data to support student success.

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Data Shows Black Students Continue to be Suspended More Often

K-12 Schools - Education News

States such as Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin are being forced to respond to the data, with some cases of black students receiving suspensions at over four times the rate of white students.

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6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII. Manage data with precision.

Update: AASL’s Infographic on Standards and Guidelines Research


Earlier this week, Marcia Mardis, Chair of AASL’s Standards & Guidelines Editorial Board shared an update on their work on our Standards project. aasl data infographics standards research update

Want Your Students to Remember You in 20 Years? Start Holding Weekly Data Conferences


Along with the principles laid out in our Culture Guide , we hold weekly data conferences with each and every student. Gem Prep's data conferences are the manifestation of time dedicated to building meaningful relationships. But by committing to relationships and keeping a few key guidelines in mind, we have been able to create a place with an undeniably warm feeling, full of teachers who'll be remembered for years to come. Thus the data conference was born.

Stanford Calls for Responsible Use of Student Data in Higher Ed


All of this data has the power to redefine higher education.”. To Stevens and others, this massive data is full of promise—but also peril. The researchers talk excitedly about big data helping higher education discover its Holy Grail: learning that is so deeply personalized that it both keeps struggling students from dropping out and pushes star performers to excel. Yet, at the same time, they worry that the data will be misused, sold or stolen.

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Up to 3.6 million students should be labeled gifted, but aren’t

The Hechinger Report

After analyzing public school civil rights data from the federal Education Department for the 2015-16 school year, the most recent available, researchers were startled to find very few bright spots. According to federal data, 74 percent of its students are Latino, 13 percent white, 2.5

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Why your toddler can’t learn from a screen

The Hechinger Report

Young children can recognize and identify people on screens and the American Academy of Pediatrics even mentions video chatting as the exception to its no screen guidelines for kids younger than 18 to 24 months. K-12 News Data and research Parents Technology access

Facts about race and college admission

The Hechinger Report

The Justice and Education departments jointly announced this week that they had rescinded guidelines encouraging colleges to racially diversify their campuses. The Trump administration has reversed Obama-era policies encouraging universities to consider race as a factor in admission.

The learning effect of air quality in classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Again, males were more affected than females and the mental acuity problems were triggered by particulate levels that were below current guidelines at the U.S. Columnists Jill Barshay K-12 News climate change Data and research pollution

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4 Smart Rules to Guide Administrators in Selecting iPad Apps

The 21st Century Principal

Accessibility : Can I access the data or contents or even the app using multiple devices? What is important for me as a user is being able to use the app and its data whether I''m sitting at my desktop or holding an iPad. Guidelines iPad iPad apps technology leadership

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Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments


Take steps to protect student data. Data breaches can also jeopardize the safety of student data, so implement student data protection efforts within both your classroom and the school. Schools need to take an active role in protecting student data.

How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

They serve as concrete guidelines, manifested from our school’s mission and vision, as well as from current thinking we find effective for education. This post describes how our school stopped using Accelerated Reader.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

But older children need movement too — at least an hour a day according to federal guidelines — and they are getting a lot less of it. K-12 News Data and research Funding SolutionsAPPLETON, Wisc.

Digital storybooks might be just as good as an adult reading to a child

The Hechinger Report

The academy loosened those guidelines last year, allowing for limited time with quality media, but as any parent of a child knows, playing keep-away with screens is a Sisyphean task. K-12 News Data and research online learning

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

The current guideline is that children ages 2 to 5 should not watch more than one hour a day, and doesn’t specify time limits for children six and older. Columnists Digital Education Jill Barshay K-12 News achievement gap Data and research Technology access

The Nimble Tents Toolkit: Mobilizing Quickly for Disaster Relief & Other Causes


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Notice the emphasis on ‘feeding them content’

Dangerously Irrelevant

’ 12 education guidelines from Alfie Kohn.

How K–12 Schools Can Balance Privacy and Security Protocols

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how data privacy concerns are expanding with education technology use. Educators Should Take Responsibility for Student Data Privacy. The First Step Is to Understand Student Data. Evaluate Technology Tools for Effective Data Privacy.

Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers


There is no doubt that teaching online requires greater attention to the tools and the data in order to find students that are struggling, and connect with them.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

They also encourage students to reflect on the ethical issues that arise, such as fake news, proper attribution, bias in artificial intelligence, data and privacy issues, cyberbullying, and digital wellness. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom


These opportunities include more up-to-date, interactive, and engaging content, data capture at the task level that is connected across the curriculum, more standardized instruction delivery, and improvement of teacher and student technology skills.

Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based. There are several resources available to help educators design learning experiences that meet the UDL guidelines. Get the UDL Guidelines.

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Follett’s Aspen SIS Attains Ed-Fi Certification Status


Follett today announced it has successfully completed the Ed-Fi Data Standard Certification for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). The program’s goal is to ensure that systems can inter-operate and exchange data using Ed-Fi standards and technology.

Google launches Dataset Search


In her Making it easier to discover datasets post, Research Scientist Natasha Noy, shared: In today’s world, scientists in many disciplines and a growing number of journalists live and breathe data. data databases search tools searching Google Google Datasets search

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

EdTech Magazine

New educational guidelines from ISTE stress the importance of contextualizing science, technology, engineering and math skills through everyday classroom activities. . Teachers will need to boost their own competencies in data analysis, abstraction and algorithm design.