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.

Group advises SEAs, LEAs on emerging student data policies

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily ® In the course of developing new laws governing student data privacy, states and districts have experienced some common “pitfalls” — some of which, along with lessons learned, were documented in a recent policy brief authored by Amelia Vance, director of education data and technology for the National Association of State Boards of Education.

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Celebrate graduation virtually

eSchool News

Educators can help build a living media portfolio that is unique for every student, visually documenting a student’s journey to graduation. In the process, Vidigami is helping schools enforce policy related to student data privacy and security while engaging students, faculty, and families in an all-digital school experience.

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

More students than ever before now have access to a quality education, no matter where they live. Lesson plans can be tailored to meet the learning needs of individual students. At the postsecondary level, more than 15% of students were enrolled exclusively online in 2017.

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Chief Privacy Officers: The Unicorns of K-12 Education

Edsurge

Last month, the nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) published a report arguing schools and districts should go the way of other industries and hire a Chief Privacy Officer to oversee their organization’s privacy policies and practices. The intent here is good, says Linnette Attai, a K-12 privacy expert and founder of the global compliance consulting firm PlayWell, LLC. Schools and districts collect, manage and analyze more data now than ever before.

5 Essential Tools for Protecting Student Privacy Online

Fractus Learning

Protecting student privacy and making sure online environments are safe and secure is a very big deal. We have digital landscapes that are constantly evolving and students who are more and more confident exploring online without instruction or supervision. The tool will help students save and centralize their passwords as well as take care of some of the most common bad habits many of us have when setting up passwords. Overview.

COPPA Best Practices: Advice for Schools on Staying on the Right Side of the Law

Edsurge

It’s not just edtech companies and app developers who have to think about complying with COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which was designed to protect the privacy of kids under 13 years of age. For schools that use technology, here is some advice from Bathon and two school district professionals on best practices for keeping student data safe. Education Technology Data Privacy Policy

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

Digital/digitized elements (such as documents, video, e-books, lesson plans) . Student Information Systems (SIS). An example is the distribution of iPads to all students. A good strategy will provide the oversight and direction to use those iPads to change the students’ approach to education. Deciding on a single note-taking app that students will use through multiple grades means they don’t have to learn a new app with every new grade level.

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How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

Every few months in Raytown, there’s a new silly video with the serious purpose of safeguarding student information. Privacy and data-security themes are also woven into Raytown’s professional development workshops, curriculum planning sessions and even parent-teacher conferences. “It’s If our student data is hacked, it might just be a test score, but it could also be their social security number, or their disability information,” she said. “It

5 Steps K-12 Schools Need to Consider When Moving to the Cloud

EdTech Magazine

These include Software as a Service migrations of infrastructure applications, which are so well documented and well understood that they’re widely considered to be slam dunks. . For some schools, student data privacy regulations may prohibit the placement of certain workloads into the public cloud. . 5 Steps K-12 Schools Need to Consider When Moving to the Cloud. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:11.

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.

What’s New

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EDSBY UPDATES ( edsby.com/edsby-k12-dataaggregation-analytics/ ) Edsby announced that it has built sophisticated data aggregation and analysis capabilities that allow states, provinces and countries to optimize their education investments and policies.

Be Privacy Aware, Not Privacy Scared

Graphite Blog

I love finding awesome tools that engage students and get them thinking critically and collaborating. And I love reviewing privacy policies -- not! It's the issue of privacy. Researching privacy policies and understanding terms and conditions are critical to keeping students safe, but many administrators and teachers alike don't feel qualified or don't have the time required to wade through dense legal documents. I love edtech.

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. Tony Wan, Managing Editor Access and Equity How can we accommodate students who have learning disabilities in online instruction and practice universal design principles?

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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Privacy Protection and Human Error

Graphite Blog

As I now knew that the commenter was the principal of a school, it became clear that the subject of the question -- who, remember, was identified by first and last name -- was almost certainly a student at the school. I had stumbled across a comment on an edtech site where a principal identified a student by name and asked a question that implied an issue with the student, on the open Web. For founders: Start with the PTAC and FERPA resources linked in this document.

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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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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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ACER CHROMEBOOK TAB 10 ( WWW.ACER.COM/AC/EN/US/CONTENT/HOME ) The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be used in classrooms to expand and enhance student learning. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (“…She’s unlikely to encounter local students when she’s there.”). ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “As Republicans seek support for their controversial legislation to update the Higher Education Act , a Pentagon document gives ammo to critics over the bill’s plan to end Public Service Loan Forgiveness.” Via NPR : “19 Years After Columbine , Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via NPR : “ Graduate Students Across The Country Protest GOP Tax Plan.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Universities are also to blame for the GOP’s ‘ grad student tax ’ ” That is, writes Yale University’s Sarah Arveson, "Charging us tuition, only to waive it, helps to define us as students instead of the essential workers we are. House Hearing on Algorithms & Big Data : 5 Takeaways for Schools.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Students would be required to pay.