Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Schools are drowning in data. As they adopt more and more technology to support students’ learning, more and more data is generated—and most schools struggle to use this data effectively to improve teaching and learning. grouping students and meeting on Data Days).”

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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.

Meeting student needs through student-centered learning

Neo LMS

Thanks to technology, teachers can decide on what the best course of action is in one learning situation or another based on all the students’ learning data gathered by said technology. Meeting student needs through student-centered learning.

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.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access. Data Analytics.

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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. .

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How One Community Utilizes Data Sharing to Empower their Workers

Digital Promise

In 2014, leaders at Lake Tahoe Community College applied for this new type of grant to push their community to collaborate to make data-driven, personalized decisions about the programs that serve the community’s low-skill frontline workers. This reduces a major barrier: data duplication.

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How K–12 Schools Can Safeguard Student Data Beyond Graduation

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Safeguard Student Data Beyond Graduation. So, what happens to the pile of data high school students leave behind when they graduate? You can’t protect data after students graduate if you don’t know what data you’ve been collecting and where it is,” Tebbenkamp says.

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Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each lesson includes independent practice with items that meet NGSS assessments, hands-on activities, experiments, and investigations. Data on Measuring Up. For more data, click this link to find a list of academic and case studies.

Ed Tech’s Role in Meeting the Growing Demand for Data Science Programs

EmergingEdTech

Image Source Demand for data scientists is accelerating. As a result of the significant increase in demand for data literate talent, academic institutions are rushing to add data science courses, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

Edsurge

We needed a better system to capture—and then use—the immense amount of data we were collecting through our EBT interventions. We collected data around the frequency of certain behaviors, who was receiving treatments, how much treatment and then the outcome of the treatment.

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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

How can you ensure that your courses meet expectations? The answer is Big Data. Generally speaking, Big Data is the collection of large sets of data. In this case, the data comes from a learning context and can be algorithmically analyzed for trends and patterns.

Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution

EdTech Magazine

Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution. Legislators across all 50 states have introduced student data privacy laws. But what happens to this data when lessons are over and students leave for the summer, or move on to college or the workforce?

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Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As of June 16, 2018, Today’s Meet closed (read the full details here ). It turns out, there are good options, depending upon whether you primarily use Today’s Meet for: backchannel and student response.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. Imagine how much more helpful that data could be if he or she could see how long, or how many attempts, each student made. And that creates data that can be shared.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

edWeb.net

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. edWeb Blog edtech Student Data student data privacy

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World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

These holes within school and other institutional databases can create vulnerabilities, exposing: IP addresses, location settings & browser data. Another thing you can do is to discuss student data privacy and digital security with PTA members, teachers, and school board administrators.

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Using data to solve boundary challenges

eSchool News

Compounding that tense situation, districts are often working with incomplete data and making what amounts to educated guesses about where resources will do the most good. Using data to understand needs. Related: 3 data-driven tips for successful bonds and levies.

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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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Homer Meets High-Tech: Data Visualization and the Classics

Edutopia

James Earle Technology Integration One teacher spiced up "The Iliad" with data visualization, inspiring middle school students to take a fresh look at narrative, themes, characterizations, and methods of fact-based inquiry

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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Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

How to Tame the ‘Interoperability Beast’ and Reduce Your Data Integration Burden

Edsurge

Data integration baffles even the most edtech-savvy districts. Translating and sharing data between your student information system (SIS) and a multitude of tech applications is complex, costly and time-consuming. But with easy access to data comes visibility into students’ successes, struggles and—most importantly—their needs. Now grade data isn’t stuck in different, individual systems where schools can't get it out and can't do anything with it in any meaningful way.

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Using Data and Collaboration to Improve the Healthcare Workforce

Digital Promise

Despite a number of unique challenges faced by the healthcare industry as they develop talent pipelines, innovative Human Resources directors from hospitals around the country have started to focus on data and data sharing to overcome these barriers. Invest in, Use, and Share Data.

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Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting

Fractus Learning

I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right? Many times, staff meetings become housekeeping lists, presentations on topics, and there is little interaction among teachers. After intense reflection, I have decided it is time to change the outlook of staff meetings.

Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter

Teacher Tech

Teaching Data Analysis with Google Sheets A Guest Post by Alicia Motter Purposeful Technology I am always looking for ways to implement technologies purposefully in my classroom that meet State Standards while integrating NGSS and engaging students in research that they are interested in. The post Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter appeared first on Teacher Tech. Intermediate Sheets Data Analysis Google Sheets

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Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

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iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA ) among others. To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. This program helps educators and parents in the state of California identify edtech tools and services that protect student data privacy.

A Data-Informed, Advice-Packed Toolkit to Boost Teacher Retention

Edsurge

One of the many benefits of my job is that it affords me the opportunity to meet with thousands of educators every year. Dive into the data from our anonymous poll and read what our community of educators had to say!

Understanding FERPA: How K–12 Schools Can Update Their Data Privacy Approach

EdTech Magazine

Understanding FERPA: How K–12 Schools Can Update Their Data Privacy Approach. MORE FROM EDTECH: Biometrics may be a boon for physical security, but some experts have concerns over data privacy. . 5 Ways Schools Can Build a Modern Data Privacy Strategy.

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How we turned around our data culture and student learning

eSchool News

Biggest challenge: We wanted to refine our data culture and dig deeper into our data to determine external factors that could be impacting student achievement and growth. Related: 6 steps for using data to improve instruction.

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Invest in the Workforce of the Future with Data-Driven Collaboration

Digital Promise

Through the utilization of an expansive data sharing platform, Rhode Island hopes to conduct robust analyses to: Improve workforce development and adult education programs. Better meet the needs of local industries. Link Data across Systems to Improve Program Decisions.

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Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Currently, human editors manually grade sentences to create a data set that is used to train the AI system. Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision.

Help Teachers Truly See Their Students Through Usable, Connected Data

Edsurge

His own school experiences have since fueled his drive to support data-driven personalized learning in an effort to make today’s schools engaging, fun and free of “the stress and angst” many students feel. I’m in the trenches, meeting with schools and superintendents, and I see what they struggle with. Fundamental to realizing this vision is helping teachers truly “see” their students through usable, connected data—specifically by encouraging adoption of the Ed-Fi Data Standard.

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

Edsurge

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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Making Sense of School Data Is Hard Work. This Partnership Makes It Easier.

Edsurge

Schools now have more data than ever before—from assessments, attendance, online programs, and elsewhere—but not every school can leverage this data effectively by making it visual. The project grew out of the Data Whiz community of practice, a group I helped found.

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