The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

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Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders. CoSN has stepped in with guidance for superintendents and principals to help them with several aspects of student data privacy, including best practices for informing the community. with an overlay of state and local laws makes understanding privacy regulations difficult at every level of education.

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. .

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What You Need to Know About Teaching Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity instructors should integrate outside-the-classroom experiences for students for them to be well prepared when facing cybersecurity situations in their jobs. The edWeb webinar referenced above was sponsored by Infosec Learning.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees. Sharing both personal experiences and insights from across K-12, they implored school leaders to create a comprehensive cyber security plan now. School management needs to take reasonable steps to ensure protection beyond data sharing policies. School records contain health information on all IEP students, employees, and any medical needs shared with the nurse or school officials.

?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. The framework identifies the necessary knowledge and skills a technology leader should have to successfully build and run digital learning environments. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

FETC 2019: Day One

eSchool News

The FETC Experience, in its second-year, models personalized learning with tracks that identify attendee relevant workshops and sessions. The edtech administrators, information technology, educator, early learning, and inclusion and special education tracks ensured that there was something for everyone. Student Data Privacy. A student does not need to be on an IEP or 504 to benefit from assistive technology.

How Should We Approach the Ethical Considerations of AI in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

AI shows up in instructional chatbots, personalized learning systems and administrative tools. Moreover, since effective AI solutions require large amounts of information, maintaining student data privacy is an ongoing challenge.

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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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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How do parents really feel about data?

eSchool News

New survey reveals parents’ thoughts on student data use, privacy, protection. New data from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) reveals a majority of parents participating in a survey said they support using student data to inform educational practices, but they remain concerned about student data privacy and security issues in schools. And parents want a commitment that their student data will never be exploited.

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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. Eighty-eight percent of those surveyed said they have a student data privacy policy in place to accompany the increased use of digital curriculum and resources.

Hero Awards finalists: 18 schools and educators dedicated to learning

eSchool News

When onboarding, Seage saw firsthand how teachers were under great stress as they struggled to create crucial engagement and ensure students weren’t feeling left behind in the classroom. Arlington Independent School District (AISD) has a population of more than 61,000 students.

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. The Matrix focuses primarily on ten key areas: Leadership & Vision, Strategic Planning, Ethics and Policies, Instructional Focus & Professional Development, Team Building and Staffing, Stakeholder Focus, Infrastructure, Information and Data Management, Communications Management, and Business Management.

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

EdTech Magazine

In recent years, cloud computing has gained momentum among K–12 school districts, following expectations , as personalized learning, connected classrooms and one-to-one device programs add a significant strain to school networks. Keep Learning Software Licensing Agreements in Mind. For some schools, student data privacy regulations may prohibit the placement of certain workloads into the public cloud. .

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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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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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

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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). Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet.

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. Data can also show where programs may be contributing to student success and where the resources show minimal impact.

Tart Retorts and Tools: Overheard at SXSWedu

Edsurge

In fact, a slight sense of skepticism and reflection hovered in the air, with keynoters and student panelists alike calling upon attendees to separate substance from fluff. From personalized learning to ethical analytics, what stood out amongst the conversations? However, an Amazon spokesperson tells EdSurge, "Amazon remains committed to K-12 education and innovating on behalf of students and teachers.”

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.

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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.

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

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. They then met in person to decide which technologies will have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

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]. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Census data, and the divide among states in internet accessibility is apparent.

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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. Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. 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.”

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ 14 Reasons Why Pokémon Go Is The Future Of Learning.” Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. Many of us have become quite lackadaisical about the data we share. Is all that data secure?

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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.” I wonder if his words appeared in any pitches that student loan startups made to investors. Via The New York Times : “ Columbia Graduate Students Walk Out Over Union Fight.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. Via New America : “Why Does Betsy DeVos think Federal Student Loan Debt has Grown by 1,000 percent?” Via Engadget : “Trump signs executive order stripping non-citizens of privacy rights.” ” “Policy-based Privacy is Over,” says Eric Hellman.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Students recorded their teachers.