How one district handles student data privacy

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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. It can be a huge undertaking to vet and manage the privacy policies of all of the online resources used in a district. Even with good intentions, most districts do not have adequate protection and are vulnerable to a data breach.

Promethean Announces iKeepSafe Student Data Privacy Certification in the U.S. for ClassFlow Software

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The certifications for FERPA, COPPA, and California (Student Privacy – CSPC) mean that ClassFlow has been assessed by iKeepSafe and meets iKeepSafe’s rigorous standards. federal and state privacy laws, helping to eliminate privacy concerns during remote, hybrid, or in-person teaching.

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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.

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.

Experts: All departments districtwide should engage in protecting data

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® School leaders don’t have to ban innovative pedagogy and technology-rich learning in order to safeguard student information, according to Robert Dillon, director of innovation and learning for the School District of University City in Missouri. More… Uncategorized data collection digital learning student data privacy technology integration

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Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

The Hechinger Report

As students spend more time on digital devices in school, data security becomes increasingly important. When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them. That meant more partnerships with third-party vendors, some of whom tracked student performance or required personal information about students to open new accounts.

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How to find an LMS that supports student privacy and data security

eSchool News

As the stewards of student data and information, our school district doesn’t take that role lightly. Proud to be one of just 13 districts nationwide to receive the Consortium for Student Networking (CoSN) Trusted Learning Environment Seal—which designates institutions that have taken measurable steps to implement practices to help ensure the privacy of student data—we knew that our existing learning management system (LMS) wasn’t up to the task.

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CatchOn Launches Student-Level Data Module, Provides Visibility into Engagement and Learning

eSchool News

To provide enhanced visibility into student digital engagement and learning patterns, CatchOn , an expansive data analytics and application monitoring tool for K-12 schools, has launched an industry-leading student-level data module.

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As Instructure Changes Ownership, Academics Worry Whether Student Data Will Be Protected

Edsurge

The pending $2 billion sale of one of the largest learning management systems to a private equity firm has raised questions about what happens to the trove of student data held in the company’s courses. We do not—and we will not—share or sell student data.

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Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

When it comes to digital assets, I have found almost universally that schools do not know what they have. Inventory controls are minimal when it comes to digital curriculum for a very good reason. The content industry blew up and atomized into millions of pieces when it used to be consolidated into a few mammoth publishers that pushed out lines of books with an internal structure and consistency to learning that was all mapped out for schools. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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How do parents really feel about student data?

eSchool News

Ask many public school parents about student data use and privacy, and you’ll likely end up with a heated debate about protecting sensitive, personal information. But what do parents really understand about school technology use and student data privacy? FPF’s report indicates parents are the most comfortable with student information use when it is used to directly improve teaching and learning.

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5 goals, 5 barriers of digital curriculum

eSchool News

Survey reveals how school and districts leaders aim to use the digital curriculum transition to better serve students and teachers. School district leaders’ top objective in transitioning to a digital curriculum is to achieve greater instructor effectiveness, according to a survey from The Learning Counsel. According to surveyed district and school administrators, the five most important digital curriculum policy controls are: 1.

4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

Edsurge

The learning management system provider—best known for its Canvas product popular among colleges—is officially under private equity ownership. One name floated by company watchers is Ray Henderson, the former chief products officer at ANGEL Learning.

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Blackboard to Sell Open LMS Product for $31.7 Million

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based provider of learning management software for K-12, higher ed, government and businesses, has agreed to sell its Open LMS business to Learning Technologies Group, or LTG, a London-based conglomerate of workplace learning software services. Blackboard, a Reston, Va.-based

What Do Teachers Know About Student Privacy? Not Enough, Researchers Say

Edsurge

What should teachers be expected to know about student data privacy and ethics? Considering so much of their jobs now revolve around student data, it’s a simple enough question—and one that researcher Ellen B. What is privacy?

How Education is Becoming the Front Lines for Debating the Role of Algorithms

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Among them are concerns over what happens to data in learning management systems like Canvas , to questions over whether campuses should ban facial-recognition software. Brian Short, a program director at British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Association in Canada.

How to assess your district’s digital readiness

eSchool News

A first step is for districts to learn about CoSN’s new Digital Leap Success Matrix (Matrix) which outlines the practices needed to be a successful digital school system. If this vision gets to the heart of improving outcomes for students, the transformation will be pointed in the right direction. If the vision is limited to bringing in technology solely for engagement or to connect with the digital generation, the transformation will likely go astray.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space. New resources on student data privacy.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

eSchool News

Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security. But with this digital transformation is a new frontier of challenges confronting IT administrators,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN, in a press release.

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Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids. 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. Data and Privacy.

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.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space. New resources on student data privacy.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

And even though technology can advance the learning experience, students’ screen time is a deep concern for some parents, policymakers and educators. . We also invite you to come early for our deep-dive workshops on esports, becoming a new CTO, and data privacy practices. Ignite sessions will be sprinkled throughout the conference in CoSN Camp, our “unconference” learning space. New resources on student data privacy.

itslearning Webinar Alert

techlearning

No-cost webinar for K-12 educators PRESENTER: Kerry Gallagher, Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org WHEN: Wednesday, April 11 at 1 PM ET REGISTER: [link] Boston, MA – March 27, 2018 – Today, educators are collecting more student data than ever before. Information like academic performance, attendance trends, behavioral history, and the personal history of each student is readily available. In addition to her full-time role as Digital Learning Specialist at St.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

edWeb.net

Collaboration with peers is one of the most effective ways to learn about effective ideas and practices. The edWebinar series will continue on a monthly basis throughout the school year, addressing topics that CoSN has covered in one-page briefs : Accessibility, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Mobile Learning, Online Assessment, Student Data Privacy, Smart Network Design, Strategic Technology Planning and Investment, and Closing the Homework Gap.

?Tools: CoSN Supports, Trains Education Technology Leaders

Edsurge

Its core beliefs are: Technology is a critical tool to personalize learning. Global connections are vital to transforming the education process and improving learning. Technology will transform learning only with strong leadership and vision. It recently re-released with the Center on Technology and Disability a report, Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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. The report is one of four reports featured in the executive brief series 90 Days that Changed K-12 Teaching & Learning.

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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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

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 studentslearning on a daily basis. To give further context, I’ve sorted them alphabetically, into four categories; (1) those organizations that are instructionally-focused; (2) those that provide supports for technology leadership; (3) those that focus on connectivity and access; and (4) those that focus on data privacy and security.

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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.