How to Manage Data During Distance Learning

Kajeet

Much of the focus on connectivity for education has been on the number of students without Internet access at home, but students also face other challenges with data. Here are a few of them: Digital Learning Technology Insight Data and TrendsAs distance learning becomes the de facto method of instruction in schools across the world for the next few months at least, connectivity has become a key topic of discussion.

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3 Considerations for Managing Remote Learning Data in Higher Education

Kajeet

Much of the focus on connectivity for education has been on the number of students without Internet access at home, but higher ed students also face other challenges with data. Here are a few of them: Digital Learning Technology Insight Data and Trends Higher EducationAs remote learning becomes a go-to method of instruction in colleges and institutions of higher education across the world for the foreseeable future, connectivity has become a key topic of discussion.

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Data Privacy in a Pandemic? Parents Are Concerned, But Still Welcome More Tech

Edsurge

Parents are concerned about their children’s online safety and data privacy, but not as much as other issues such as the quality of education their child receives, protection from violence and bullying, and ensuring their child doesn’t fall behind in school.

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2020 School Technology Budget Tips

Kajeet

Between shrinking budgets and increasingly IT-dependent school systems, budgeting for the cost of technology in education can be tough. Tools and Tips Data and Trends 1 to 1We’ve collected 6 best practices in school budgeting to help you get the most out of your 2020 tech funds.

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.

How Safe Is Your Students’ Data? [Quiz]

Edsurge

Student data privacy has become one of the greatest educational concerns of our time. Knowing that student social security numbers and birthdates are 50 times more valuable than other pieces of personal information, data ransomers, hackers and cyberthieves have made this data a top target.

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6 Principles Every K-12 Data Solution Should Follow

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Ed-tech tools need to make it easier for teachers to collect, access and use student data. The post 6 Principles Every K-12 Data Solution Should Follow appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Big Data/Analytics Data Data-Driven Instruction Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Personalized Learning startupOtherwise districts are wasting their money.

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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. Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. On the other hand, companies like Curriculum Associates took the path of blended learning and have seen significant growth driven by a technology-first model.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations. Vicki: Today we’re going to be talking with the author of # EduSnap17 , Leslie Swanson Anaya @ InspiredLeslie , about five ideas for technology stations.

New Data-Collection Technology for College-Level Chemistry

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology recently released new data-collection technology to engage college-level chemistry students in hands-on experimentation and data analysis. The new instruments, app, and experiments make up a robust collection of affordable resources that help college students learn and visualize important chemistry concepts,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

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Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A tool for collecting data on special education student behavior can bring benefits to teachers and other students as well. The post Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data Educational Technology/Ed-Tech IEP Schoolrunner special education

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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. Upload Files : You can accept upload files of all sizes and the data is stored in your Google Drive account and is always accessible to you.

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Coaching and Mentoring with Technology

Digital Promise

Learning, coaching, and mentoring models for struggling adult learners continue to evolve and can be dramatically enhanced through new technologies. Implementing new technologies allows organizations to explore virtual and blended models that reduce or eliminate hurdles, which can impede an individual’s momentum toward reaching their desired education and employment goals. The post Coaching and Mentoring with Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. Dr. Paul Perry, former teacher, administrator, and nonprofit exec, has put together a brief guide for educators looking to expand learning opportunities for students using technology. That’s a lot of good news about this massive new experiment in learning through technology. The data tells the tale.

Anyone Can Be an Artist with Technology

Digital Promise

Since 2014, the initiative—made possible by a partnership between Digital Promise and Verizon—has worked to bridge the Digital Learning Gap by equipping every student and teacher at these select middle schools with devices and up to a four-year data plan.

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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This Emerging Technology Promises Easy Data Management

EdTech Magazine

Superconvergence, an emerging data center methodology, promises to take the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure even further. It would combine five capabilities in a single platform: networking, storage, computing, virtualization and management. IEEE Fellow Tom Coughlin has high hopes for this approach. “I I could have one piece of equipment I am installing , and it does everything,” he says. “It

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This Emerging Technology Promises Easy Data Management

EdTech Magazine

Superconvergence, an emerging data center methodology, promises to take the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure even further. It would combine five capabilities in a single platform: networking, storage, computing, virtualization and management. IEEE Fellow Tom Coughlin has high hopes for this approach. “I I could have one piece of equipment I am installing , and it does everything,” he says. “It

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How to Use the Google Data Studio

EdTechTeam

Google Data Studio is a free product that is part of the Google Marketing Platform. The program allows you to analyze any data from a range of sources, including Google Sheets, without needing to code. You have a range of options to add data from a number of sources.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

In a recent edWeb.net edWebinar , Jena Draper, Founder and General Manager of CatchOn; Mike Schwab, Education Team at Google; and Suzy Brooks, Instructional Technology Director for Mashpee Public Schools, MA, point out that in order to combat this deluge of technology, it is imperative that school districts address the tech usage data that impacts and drive success in classrooms. Data Analytics. Data Privacy. in instructional technology from Lesley University.

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Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ). The post Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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One district’s approach to student data privacy

eSchool News

Every school district is faced with a choice about how to protect student data. As districts have implemented more technology to support digital learning, student data privacy in schools has become a critical issue.

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

A chilling, must-read study report just released (May 2015) by the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA), “ Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions ” should serve as a clarion call to advocates and policymakers to broaden their focus on what exactly is at issue with respect to student data privacy and how we must move forward as a sector to address it.

Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on April 9th, 2019, in Education Technology , as the first part in a series regarding safeguarding data in educational institutions. We all know about the importance of data security. The thing is, educational institutions of all shapes and sizes have to manage a lot of sensitive data, be it related to their students or the faculty body and everyone who ever sets foot on the school’s premises.

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Vernier Offers Summer Data Collection Workshops

The Journal

Vernier Software & Technology will once again offer its annual Summer Institute workshops to help science, technology, engineering and math teachers integrate data-collection technology into their curricula

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Technology Not Going to Solve Data Privacy

techlearning

and the MLB All Star game were the backdrop for the inaugural CoSN Student Data Privacy Workshop. This seal program is the “nation’s only data privacy seal for school systems” that recognizes school districts’ commitment to high standards around student data privacy.

Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan (2017) calls for “thoughtful intervention and attention” to close this digital use divide, namely by enabling educators to “design highly engaging and relevant learning experiences through technology.”

5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. South Portland (ME) Schools was an early member of the Student Data Privacy Consortium. Everyone in the district can play a role in protecting student data privacy: staff, students, and parents.

University Data Science Programs Turn to Ethics and the Humanities

Edsurge

Data scientist Mark Madsen has been programming and crunching data long before buzzwords like artificial intelligence and machine learning were common. began receiving requests from local colleges and universities asking for tips about crafting their data-science curriculum. Madsen recently tweeted his frustration, spurring a conversation about ethics in data science curriculum, what’s missing, and where programs are already working to fill in the gap.

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How Data Analytics Can Help Decode Your District's Tech Use

Edsurge

For Suzy Brooks, Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools, data analytics is like a secret decoder tool. It reveals the mystery behind which technology is used (or not used) in her district for teaching and learning. With the right data, we can make informed decisions about technology. As this school year ends, educators are sifting through data to guide next year’s technology initiatives. Excited about data?

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private. EdSurge caught up with him recently to hear the story about his hunt for his own data and what he thinks colleges could do to make that technology a bit more transparent. So it wasn’t a very straightforward process of accessing this data.

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Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine. The Framework describes the key elements and components needed to get the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. Living More Verbs Maine Learning Technology Framework

OPINION: How technology can help parents communicate with preschoolers

The Hechinger Report

The most effective way to do that is through technology. With social distancing measures in place, technology’s role is crucial. But technology-based support for learning cannot succeed in areas where parents do not have access to the internet, digital devices or even cell phones.