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.

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

eSchool News

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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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. However, in exchange, education technology companies may have access to student information including biometrics, personal identifiable information and students’ geolocation. .

Protecting student data privacy

FETC Converge

The Future of Education Technology Conference ‘s IT program chair Bruce Umpstead joins FETC speakers Lynette Attai of Playwell LLC and Education Daily reporter Emily Ann Brown to discuss emerging challenges in protecting student data as edtech expands. Uncategorized data privacy edtech FERPA student privacy

January 14: – 8pm EST: Student Data & Privacy in the Cloud

EdTechTeacher

ATLIS, EdTech Teacher, and ICG combined conversation on student data, privacy, and cloud-based service providers. You can also folowing Lorri Carroll, moderator, agreed to make student privacy the topic of this week’s ISED Twitter chat (#isedchat).

Today's Newsletter: Student Data Privacy in Peril

techlearning

Worries over personal data are not restrained to Russians and Facebook. This weekend’s reading of the Tech&Learning news feeds indicates that the issue is an edtech sore point as well. Edweek surveys privacy experts on what the Cambridge Analytica fiasco means for schools. Kevin Hogan [ An Innovative Educator’s Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings ].

Student Data Privacy – It’s a Big Deal

Question Tank

This week I head to DC for the Student Privacy Boot Camp for Edtech Companies. This event, co-hosted by Rethink Education and the Future of Privacy Forum is timely. Over the past several weeks, student data privacy has again been in the news as a software engineer and dad from the Silicon Valley took some… EdTech

Student Data Privacy – It’s a Big Deal

Question Tank

This week I head to DC for the Student Privacy Boot Camp for Edtech Companies. This event, co-hosted by Rethink Education and the Future of Privacy Forum is timely. Over the past several weeks, student data privacy has again been in the news as a software engineer and dad from the Silicon Valley took some… EdTech

Making Sure Your Online Services Protect Your Students’ Data

edWeb.net

After the sudden switch to remote and hybrid learning models at the start of the pandemic, the use of online tools and resources may seem like less of a concern now, but ensuring that studentsdata remains protected is still a priority, especially as it is a federal requirement.

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Data access is easier than ever, but is that a good thing?

eSchool News

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIOs, teachers, administrators, and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy, and interoperability. Dr. Fruth suggests that school districts hit the ground running by adding privacy components and security before it becomes a “What should I do right now?” The data balancing act.

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5 things every K-12 employee should do to protect student data

eSchool News

Student data privacy and security are top priorities for edtech leaders. While IT leaders in education have their hands full trying to protect the student information stored and accessed in the software and data systems used by their schools, the actions of other employees throughout the district can support—or undermine—these efforts. Don’t keep or share student data any more than you have to.

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The Challenges of Easy Data Access

edWeb.net

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. Dr. Fruth suggests that school districts hit the ground running by adding privacy components and security before it becomes a “what should I do right now?” Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. Data Analytics. Data Privacy.

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How (and why) ed-tech companies are tracking students? feelings

FETC Converge

For years, there’s been a movement to personalize student learning based on each child’s academic strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. To be effective, the thinking goes, schools also need to know when students are distracted, whether they’re willing to embrace new challenges, and if they can control their impulses and empathize with the emotions of those around them. Uncategorized data collection edtech social emotional learning student data privacy

Cybersecurity Tops CoSN’s Annual Ed Tech Leadership Report

EdTech Magazine

On May 26, the Consortium for School Networking released its annual EdTech Leadership Survey Report. This year’s report highlights the struggles that educators faced during the pandemic and will help the organization focus its efforts for the coming year.

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SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

Edsurge

It was early in offering programs that highlighted edtech,” says Frank Catalano, an independent industry strategist who previously served on SIIA’s education board. “It It was essentially the go-to association for the edtech industry.” Education Technology Events Edtech Business

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 students’ learning 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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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). So, how does a tool that effectively functions as a messenger for students, parents and educators take the crown?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

If this doesn’t get you thinking about the security risks of schools collecting and managing sensitive data, I’d submit you may not be paying close enough attention. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids.

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Instructure Is Back on the Stock Market, But Not Much Change Expected For Canvas Users

Edsurge

That’s because even with the IPO, Thoma Bravo will maintain majority ownership of Instructure, notes Phil Hill, an edtech consultant and blogger. “I They have not been the ‘evil’ company trying to use data to change their strategy.”

Campus Edtech Has Shifted Focus From Tech to Ed

Edsurge

But it did save instructors huge amounts of time on an administrative task, and that left space for more meaningful work with their students. Second, in the last few years, interest has begun to shift from a focus on adding new features to a focus on adding data-analytics tools.

What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

Edsurge

Cisneros’ office works with 31 school districts, has a budget of about $308 million and directly works with about 19,000 students, according to its website. Bonde’s district consists of two high schools and works with about 4,000 students in total. I look at outside resources and edtech organizations like CETPA , CUE , iNACOL and ISTE , for example, to connect with people who have tried the products to see if they could be a solution for our teachers.

Practicing Privacy: Insights from Edtech Lawyer Gretchen Shipley

Edsurge

2016 has been a busy year for data privacy advocates. University of California, Berkeley students filed suit against Google for illegally scanning their emails. Pokemon Go launched its wildly popular location-based and data-hungry augmented reality game. And at least 14 states have passed student data privacy laws, so far. We asked Shipley how schools can adopt new technology without running afoul of the many state and federal privacy laws.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. 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. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. What then of the students?

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Get to the root of the edtech issues with three key questions

edWeb.net

Mention edtech, and the first thought that usually comes to mind is collecting data to evaluate students’ progress. They also said, though, that with the silos of information that still exist in many schools and districts, one of the most important pieces of data to collect is to find out what edtech resources are actually being used in your classroom. By asking three key questions, leaders can get a better sense of their K-12 edtech ecosystem.

FETC 2019: Day One

eSchool News

Not the driving rain or 50-degree temperatures could keep edtech enthusiasts from the opening day of FETC 2019 in Orlando. The edtech administrators, information technology, educator, early learning, and inclusion and special education tracks ensured that there was something for everyone. Student Data Privacy. These challenges were addressed in the Future of Edtech Administrator and the Future of Edtech Information Technology workshops.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. 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. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. What then of the students?

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Will New York Do the Right Thing on Facial Recognition in Schools?

Doug Levin

For those who care about the evolving terrain of student data privacy and civil liberties issues in schools, you may know that the actions of Lockport (NY) Public Schools – and their defiance of the advice of the New York State Department of Education – have become a defining case. Blog Privacy Security ACLU facial recognition NYCLU

How the CCPA Affects California School Districts

EdTech Magazine

This month, the state of California began enforcing its latest consumer privacy law. Known as the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, the comprehensive law protects the personal consumer data that businesses collect and increases transparency around it.

How the CCPA Affects California School Districts

EdTech Magazine

This month, the state of California began enforcing its latest consumer privacy law. Known as the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, the comprehensive law protects the personal consumer data that businesses collect and increases transparency around it.

How K–12 Schools Can Balance Privacy and Security Protocols

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Balance Privacy and Security Protocols. As technology becomes more ubiquitous, schools must balance student access with student privacy laws. . To offer some insight, the National Cyber Security Alliance offers guidance on using technology that adheres to the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how data privacy concerns are expanding with education technology use.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes. How Caliper Enables a Deeper Level of Data Sharing.

Educators Discuss Keeping Student Data Safe

Gaggle Speaks

There’s perhaps no other edtech topic discussed more these days than student data privacy. Because keeping your studentsdata safe is important to everyone here at Gaggle, we decided that our next webcast should focus on what school leaders and edtech companies can do to protect student data. “The issue around security and privacy is not new. ” Student Safety Success Stories

Cybersecurity Resources for schools - IT and Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Recently, multiple school districts have been hit with ransomware (including on in my home state of CT), malware, virus's, DoS attacks (a 16 y/o student did this in Texas) and more. Here are some resources for IT and educators to help protect your network, data, faculty and students.