5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

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Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. I give a lot of credit to the leading district CIOs and CTOs who have stepped up and fulfilled the promise of the laws,” says Vance, who also runs FERPA|Sherpa , the Education Privacy Resource Center that has loads of resources online.

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

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Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students. A proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 is circulating in draft form. LA Johnson/NPR.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Data Analytics. Data empowers school districts to make informed technology decisions that impact student success, Draper explains. Data Privacy.

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5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees. School management needs to take reasonable steps to ensure protection beyond data sharing policies. All presenters have heard of school officials losing their jobs from data breaches.

Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution

EdTech Magazine

Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution. Legislators across all 50 states have introduced student data privacy laws. But what happens to this data when lessons are over and students leave for the summer, or move on to college or the workforce?

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What It’s Like Navigating the Strictest Student Privacy Law in the Country

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We often hear how important it is to protect the privacy of student data. According to a student data privacy law passed there a few years ago, anyone who collects or shares students’ personally identifiable information (or PII, as the shorthand goes) can be punished by up to six months in prison or $10,000 in fines. You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music or wherever you listen.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

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Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. 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). billion on education software each year. Former Google Design Ethicist: Relying on Big Tech in Schools Is a ‘Race to the Bottom’.

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OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

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Thirty years ago, Channel One offered schools nationwide $30,000 worth of audiovisual equipment at no cost in exchange for requiring students to view a daily current events program during class. Nor are they offered insights into how algorithms that determine student outcomes are created.

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Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act

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Last week undergraduates at Harvard University raised concerns about the institution handing over their data to an anti-affirmative action group as part of a lawsuit. Protecting student information is increasingly challenging in an era when learners leave digital footprints of nearly all of their academic and extracurricular pursuits. Universities need to provide students the freedom to explore ideas without the concern that they’re being monitored.

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Confronting K-12 Cybersecurity and the End of Innocence

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In discussions among educators and entrepreneurs about the importance of student data privacy, issues of information technology security risks and threats are often glossed over. While data breaches and technology vulnerabilities from companies such as. Apple , Equifax , Google , Intel , Uber and even the federal government have been in the news, it has remained an open question as to whether K-12 schools themselves are really at risk.

What’s New

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms.

Practicing Privacy: Insights from Edtech Lawyer Gretchen Shipley

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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.

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

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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 as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

Tech Helpful

Citizen- Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Mentor students in safe, legal, and ethical practices with digital tools ad the protection of intellectual rights and property. Management of personal data.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? “I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This But.truth is, the US government isn't the early adopter here; Amazon, Google and Facebook are really the front-line developers of the surveillance state." This from the school district that is still reeling from a major student data privacy breach.

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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

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) Many of us have become quite lackadaisical about the data we share.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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There’s more Department of Education news – relating to student loans in particular – in “the business of financial aid” section below. Letting the police decide what students should and should not read – totally a sign of a healthy democracy. Via The Hechinger Report : “In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Via NPR : “ Hillary Clinton ’s Plan For America’s Students.” Via The Wall Street Journal : “The federal government is pumping $245 million into the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation with hopes of helping students in low-income communities.” ” Via the Data Quality Campaign : “ Student Data Privacy Legislation : A Summary of 2016 State Legislation.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via EdScoop : “ Google adds new terms to comply with Connecticut student data privacy laws.” Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says.” ” That is, students in the North Bend School District. of Texas System Apologizes for Revoking Nepali Students ’ Scholarships.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Violate Your Student Visa ? The university let him continue treating students.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” (“…She’s unlikely to encounter local students when she’s there.”). Via NPR : “19 Years After Columbine , Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence.” More on NYC , from NY1 : “Student diversity push upsets some parents at UWS school.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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As The New York Times notes , “The Detroit , Flint and Grand Rapids school districts have among the nation’s 10 largest shares of students in charters, and the state sends $1 billion in education funding to charters annually. Among the larger National Education Association (NEA), which comprises more than 3 million members, more than one in three who voted did so for the billionaire developer, early data show.” “ Will Trump care about student data privacy?

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“Dean Dad” Matt Reed responds to Senator Alexander’s proposal to limit student loans. ” More on privacy legislation in the “privacy” section below. And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. Education Politics.

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Privacy, Security, and Encryption

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In conversations about student data privacy, the terms "privacy," "security," and "encryption" are often used interchangeably. Privacy Privacy is arguably the least technical element in this conversation. There are two facets to privacy we will highlight here: It's possible to have great security and bad privacy practices; and we often speak about "privacy" without clarifying "private from whom."

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