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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10 data safety principles every school should be following

eSchool News

Are you following this checklist of best practices for safe data collection and use? The Consortium for School Networking and the Data Quality Campaign have released a new set of 10 principles to help guide schools in protecting the student data they store.

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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

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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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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Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

And Edgenuity agreed that it shouldn’t have calculated student growth the way it did, and said it would edit its case study, though at the time of publication the misleading data still topped its list of “success stories.”.

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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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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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

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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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

Tracking COVID Cases to Better Safeguard Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The CDC has also released specific guidelines to help guide the reopening of schools and the subsequent re-entry of students. Together, the data in the dashboard can be used to help adjust plans to keep in-person learning going or make the decision to move to remote learning.

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.

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 !

COVID-19 Calls for Edtech Accountability

Digital Promise

Similarly, we’ve heard edtech developers explain their many challenges trying to differentiate their product from others on the market with no clear guidelines or third party indicators. At Digital Promise, we value educators’ work and expertise.

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Notice the emphasis on ‘feeding them content’

Dangerously Irrelevant

’ 12 education guidelines from Alfie Kohn.

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

5 new developments in physical and network safety

eSchool News

Seventy-one percent of district administrators and IT leaders are concerned about the security of their network against malicious attacks or misbehavior, as outlined in the data, which comes from a collaboration between the nonprofit Project Tomorrow and cloud security provider iboss.

PROOF POINTS: The evolving science of how kids contract and spread coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

The next day, he tweeted that the CDC guidelines issued in May were too impractical and expensive. “I disagree with the @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools. The CDC issued new guidelines on July 23.

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


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Creating an Effective Learning Environment While Practicing Social Distancing

Dr. Shannon Doak

So, your school has decided to re-open face-to-face learning following CDC guidelines for social distancing. We need to ensure that we are creating the best learning environment for our students while also practicing all of the guidelines that will help keep us all safe.

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.

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.