How Safe Is Your Students’ Data? [Quiz]

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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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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.

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. Otherwise districts are wasting their money.

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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 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp. DPLIS Data Interoperability Bootcamp selfie!! The Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative is still going strong!

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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. The post Coaching and Mentoring with Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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.

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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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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. New rubric guides classroom technology use. Indicators of impactful technology use.

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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Vernier Software & Technology to Host 20 Free Data-Collection Workshops

techlearning

Attendees will receive hands-on training using data-collection technology, as well as a Go Direct® Temperature Probe for their classroom

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. Excited about data?

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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.

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.

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How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

And while the technology was all about sophisticated Artificial Intelligence, it used a whole lot of data and analyzed it in real-time to: ensure the authenticity of wins, and. It is about gaining in-depth information out of large amounts of data, by its analysis.

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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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Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

Educational Technology Guy

It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. assessment data learning management system lmsOtus is an interesting product, created by educators.

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PowerSchool Completes Schoology Purchase in March Toward ‘Unified’ K-12 Data Ecosystem

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This latest deal—the ninth since Gulati joined in 2015—is part of PowerSchool’s ongoing drive to create a one-stop shop where data about a student or teacher can be collected and shared across the different tools they use in their day-to-day lives.

Renaissance Learning Acquires Schoolzilla to Marry Assessment and School Data

Edsurge

Almost a decade after Lynzi Ziegenhagen began work on tools to help K-12 schools with data analysis and visualization, she faced an important decision. It lost no customers due to the discovered flaw and constantly improves its technology and security, Ziegenhagen says.

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A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

Perhaps most concerning of all: According to the study authors, there are no empirical data linking high school disciplinary infractions to safety on college campuses, presumably the rationale for requesting high school disciplinary data by colleges and universities in the first place.

Education Leaders Want Ed-Tech Tools that Provide User-Friendly Data

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Education leaders at the ASU+GSV conference this year described being awash in data, but unable to pull relevant insights from what they collect. The post Education Leaders Want Ed-Tech Tools that Provide User-Friendly Data appeared first on Market Brief.

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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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Vernier Software & Technology and SAM Labs Partner to Provide Data-Collection STEAM Activities

techlearning

Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with SAM Labs to teach middle school students coding and computational thinking skills through data-collection STEAM activities

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies.

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

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He also shares how the district uses case management technology to track these interventions, support clinicians and help assess when students need help—and when they don't. Why did you decide to adopt special education case management technology?

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Data-Informed Instruction Isn't Easy, But These Educators Are Working Toward It

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Womack’s goal is to make data-informed instruction a simple, common sense approach for all teachers. Womack is the Executive Director of Technology and Digital Learning at Stephenville Independent School District in Texas. It’s easy to get lost in all that data.

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Read the Fine Print on Ed Tech to Take Charge of Student Data

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Schools need to make sure their digital tools have the ability to allow data to interact with multiple systems and mine for specific data sets. The post Read the Fine Print on Ed Tech to Take Charge of Student Data appeared first on Market Brief.

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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.

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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3 Keys to Achieve Data Center Collaboration

EdTech Magazine

3 Keys to Achieve Data Center Collaboration. The school’s long-standing data center was housed in a renovated office building , a location not designed to support core technology infrastructure. . In this scenario, the county took the lead on the data center facility renovation.

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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.

CatchOn’s Advanced Agent Technology. Provides Districts with Data on All Devices

techlearning

“In today’s connected world, it’s essential that districts have 24x7 access to the data being generated on all school devices inside AND outside of the classroom

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.