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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Twitter For Little Folks

The Web20Classroom

Yep, another Twitter post. If Twitter says you have to be 13 to use Twitter, how do I use it in my elementary classroom?" (See Twitter''s Privacy Policy says each user has to be at least 13 in order to have a Twitter account. Twitter does not ask for age.

Can You Fix Twitter Counts? (and Why They Are Broken)

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media Insights Twitter counts on blog posts are broken. Can you fix Twitter counts? Is Twitter in trouble? Let’s not panic, let’s analyze what has happened and how we can still find Twitter counts on a page (for now.).

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. . Twitter.

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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. A few months prior to the hearing, data breaches at both Home Depot and Target became national news.

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

Edsurge

Twitter: Child Mind Institute. We needed a better system to capture—and then use—the immense amount of data we were collecting through our EBT interventions. We had to package up the data and send the forms to a vendor for scanning.

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Talking Data Interoperability with the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

Data interoperability has been identified as an area of primary concern for leaders across the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools – in districts small and large, rural and urban, and everywhere in between. What does data interoperability mean to you and your district?

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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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How Twitter Changed My Life

ProfHacker

One evening last week, while watching hockey (HOCKEY IS BACK) and scrolling though twitter, I noticed a hashtag that had started to trend: #HowTwitterHasChangedMyLife. Twitter is in large part why I am writing here today. Twitter is how I managed to change careers.

Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

You can even use them with Vernier Data Tools. Vernier is a huge name in data collection tools for science and math and they have been working to support Chromebooks for some time. Using Graphical Analysis for Chrome, students set experiment parameters and start data collection.

Use Real Data: Try FiveThirtyEight

Teacher Tech

Use Real Data Real data helps make learning connections. One Twitter handle I follow is @FiveThirtyEight. The post Use Real Data: Try FiveThirtyEight appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Importance of having a Data Backup Solutions

Educational Technology Guy

Data backup is even more important than ever these days. Everything is digital now and you need to safeguard and backup your data. I have my personal data backed up in multiple ways, and even backup my Evernote files with a free service. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

Twitter Continues to Fail at Handling Harassment

ProfHacker

You use Twitter in teaching, or for professional development, or at conferences. It’s been an important environment for you, and you’ve encouraged others at your institution to see that Twitter isn’t all trolling and trivia. Twitter has failed its promise.

Down with Twitter’s Project Lightning

Bryan Alexander

Twitter is apparently preparing a reboot. We don’t know how Lightning – I refuse to call it Twitter 2.0 – is actually structured and how it will really work once rolled out. Why is Twitter planning to shoot Lightning into the world? Twitter as tv.

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12. By combining data analytics and a new disciplinary pedagogy called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports , the schools in the study saw a marked reduction in misbehavior among students. . Twitter.

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Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?

Educational Technology Guy

Do school districts need their own data centers anymore? My school district has a multi-million dollar data center to support 41 buildings, 21,000 students and over 4,000 faculty and staff. Above is just two of the 10 racks in the data center. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Twitterize Adult Learning | A MOOC-Ed Experience

The PL2C Blog

To make content succinct and continuous, we implemented four Twitter Chats directly related to the content of the week in which they occurred. The Twitter Chats were lead by the facilitator of the week, who organized and directed the discussion. Twitter Data.

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TCEA 2019: How K–12 Schools Can Simplify Data Analytics Initiatives

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: How K–12 Schools Can Simplify Data Analytics Initiatives. As more districts begin to subscribe to the notion that data is the be-all and end-all in education, Mike Charland of Birdville Independent School District advocates for a slightly different approach. “We

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10 Ways Data Can Sabotage Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter | Facebook | Google+ |. The post 10 Ways Data Can Sabotage Your Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Author information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought.

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FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy. K–12 schools are subject to a number of data privacy laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act , the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and even the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. .

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FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes. K–12 schools are evolving their use of data analytics tools as pedagogies such as personalized learning focus on more immediate feedback and the “whole student.” . “We Twitter.

Creating Memories—Without Data

Fractus Learning

Before the likes of Facebook , Instagram and Twitter to share the experience or TripAdvisor , Yelp and Zomato to guide one’s way through a new destination, solo travel really did force one to go it alone. It has been quite some time since I ventured out as a solo traveller.

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Sharing Classroom Data with Sheets

techlearning

Step 1: Collect data with a form Using a form ensures the consistency of the data and makes it very easy for students to fill out. Step 2: Collect & Calculate in Google Sheets Each time the form is submitted, the data is logged automatically into a Google Sheet.

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Data Analytics a Key Skill for Administrators in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Data Analytics a Key Skill for Administrators in K–12. K-12 school districts looking to improve student success rates should invest in training administrators in data analysis, according to a report from the Data Quality Campaign. Twitter.

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Q&A: Matthew Mugo Fields on the Current State of Data Analytics in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Matthew Mugo Fields on the Current State of Data Analytics in K–12. While many teachers understand the importance of data, integrations can prove burdensome on educators who do not have the background or time to use analytics tools properly. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how K–12 schools can simplify their data analytics initiatives. EDTECH: What are some of the most common data collection methods schools use to help their students improve? Twitter.

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Guided Tour of a Google Data Center - very interesting

Educational Technology Guy

Google has some very cool data centers. It''s also a great learning resource to discuss energy, environment, data, technology and security. The data center campuses are very secure, with very limited access. Here is the link to Google''s main data center page: [link] --.

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FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy. Schools utilizing education technology may need to double down on cybersecurity as collections of student data become more common targets for cybercriminals, announces the Federal Bureau of Investigations in an alert , Tuesday.

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. Twitter.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 A hacked school Twitter account in Florida. Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools.

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Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases. Using Twitter can have its challenges.

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Data Security for Teachers: Know Your Data!

The Electric Educator

The first step in protecting your data and privacy is to know what data has been collected and is know about you. Most **good** data companies will give you full access to the data and information they have collected about you; that you are storing with them.

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Sharing Classroom Data with Sheets

The Electric Educator

Step 1: Collect data with a form Using a form ensures the consistency of the data and makes it very easy for students to fill out. Step 2: Collect & Calculate in Google Sheets Each time the form is submitted, the data is logged automatically into a Google Sheet.

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Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers. K–12 schools need powerful data centers now more than ever as their infrastructures feel the increasing weight of new technology integrations, data analytics initiatives and the rising number of personalized devices.

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Have a Favorite Twitter Client? It’s Probably About to Break

ProfHacker

And then there’s Twitter. People come to Twitter to connect, to share links and resources, to make jokes, to rage about politics, and to complain about Premier League and MLS officiating. Twitter.) On the one hand, this is self-evidently an annoying move by Twitter.