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. Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, have heightened the public’s overall interest in the use and security of student data. As such, adequately communicating student data privacy policy and practice has been a challenge.

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. Student privacy first entered the national conversation in 1974, with the passage of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Manage data with precision.

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Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

MindShift

Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students. A proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 is circulating in draft form. Consumer groups like Common Sense Media and companies like Microsoft have spoken positively of the bill. Or all the interactions a student has with a Khan Academy math program. LA Johnson/NPR.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. Data Analytics. Data empowers school districts to make informed technology decisions that impact student success, Draper explains. Data Privacy.

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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DO: Review the privacy settings on any personal social media accounts.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online. A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security.

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Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols. Find more best practices for maintaining student data privacy! Best Practices to Keep Student Tracking to a Minimum. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:18.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

We recognize that while educators adapt to new realities, they remain dedicated to their students’ well-being and learning. Educators are searching for helpful resources to support their students as they shift to distance learning while connecting and collaborating with colleagues.

Data Security and Implications for Physical Security

Leadership Lounge

Three schools in Iowa and Nebraska have canceled classes and have increased security due to graphic and violent content being emailed or texted to parents of students within the school districts. The group “Dark Overlords” has taken credit for the hack, and posted the complete directory of school information online, including student names, addresses and phone numbers. Still, the district provided increased security for students.

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Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe. Be Cautious on Social Media.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe. Be Cautious on Social Media.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe. Be Cautious on Social Media.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe. Be Cautious on Social Media.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe. Be Cautious on Social Media.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe. Be Cautious on Social Media.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe. Be Cautious on Social Media.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Shockingly poor data hygiene. It seems schools haven’t taught students how — or why — to keep personal information safe. Be Cautious on Social Media.

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home.

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Students Are Online Like Never Before. What Does That Mean for Their Privacy?

Edsurge

Technology is enabling learning like never before, with millions of students attending school remotely for some or all of their regular instruction this fall. With this skyrocketing growth in technology use, however, comes greater concerns around student privacy.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

The heart of the framework is the student – our why – which is surrounded by seven large transformation areas, known as “gears,” all held together by collaborative leadership. In a Future Ready district, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are tightly aligned, redesigned to engage students in 21st Century, relevant, technology-empowered, deeper learning. Data and Privacy. What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive?

Practicing Privacy: Insights from Edtech Lawyer Gretchen Shipley

Edsurge

2016 has been a busy year for data privacy advocates. University of California, Berkeley students filed suit against Google for illegally scanning their emails. Pokemon Go launched its wildly popular location-based and data-hungry augmented reality game. And at least 14 states have passed student data privacy laws, so far. We asked Shipley how schools can adopt new technology without running afoul of the many state and federal privacy laws.

From High School to Harvard, Students Urge for Clarity on Privacy Rights

Edsurge

What rights do parents, students and teachers have in an educational system increasingly awash in data and technology? That’s one of the underpinning questions behind a campaign launched in March by Providence, Rhode Island’s student union which called for a “ Student Bill of Rights ” that included (amongst other demands) the right to data privacy. The degree of privacy a student gets should not be dependent on that student’s socioeconomic status.

Teacher-Student Digital Communication Makes for Good Learning

edWeb.net

With remote learning still at play, students now rely on virtual engagement with their teachers to have questions answered and assignments clarified. Email is not a new way students communicate with teachers, but it became more prevalent when schools were closed. By Michele Israel.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens grew and I became aware of more organizations, as well as some of their supporting tools and resources. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The organization’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.

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Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work.

Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers. Idaho created the Fast Forward program that gives high school students up to $4100.00

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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Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

Tech Helpful

Citizen- Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Educators: Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency. Media fluency.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

edWeb.net

Student privacy and school security are growing concerns in schools that can have consequences from negative media attention to losing parent and student trust. Defining and assessing levels of risk in the school is a crucial part of online security and privacy. The school, district, and curriculum needs may be coming before teacher, parent, or student needs. Also, review the school’s data and file backup plan, as well as your own personal plan.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Now that very same data could be used to track them down.

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below). and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. Considering the student as a whole, she says, is key.

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Tart Retorts and Tools: Overheard at SXSWedu

Edsurge

In fact, a slight sense of skepticism and reflection hovered in the air, with keynoters and student panelists alike calling upon attendees to separate substance from fluff. However, an Amazon spokesperson tells EdSurge, "Amazon remains committed to K-12 education and innovating on behalf of students and teachers.” But making assumptions about a student’s potential based on data alone comes with its own set of risks, explains Manuela Ekowo, a policy analyst with New America.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. In addition, I’ve begun to do some cursory analyses of the data set underlying the map in an attempt to identify patterns that may be useful in responding via policy and practice. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. In addition, I’ve begun to do some cursory analyses of the data set underlying the map in an attempt to identify patterns that may be useful in responding via policy and practice. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy.

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