Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major education issue at federal, state and local levels. According to Future Ready partner Data Quality Campaign , there are currently over 100 privacy-related bills in 32 state legislatures.

Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

For over two centuries, student information and data was kept in paper form, often in filing cabinets in a school or district office. During this time, there was little concern over security breaches, improper data sharing, or student privacy issues. over the past few decades, the vast majority of personal information, for both students and employees, has been digitized. accidentally uploads private data of 12,000 students. ”.

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The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders. with an overlay of state and local laws makes understanding privacy regulations difficult at every level of education.

How one district handles 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.

5 different ways IT directors handle student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is a hot-button issue. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those laws came with no resources, funding, or support to implement them. In 2019, a lot of general privacy laws may pass that will unintentionally apply to schools.

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FBI Issues Warning for K–12 Schools on Student Data Privacy. However, in exchange, education technology companies may have access to student information including biometrics, personal identifiable information and students’ geolocation. .

What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. There is a concern that data is now a strategic resource, and that acquiring companies for their large data sets could be a means by which China could undermine the strategic influence of the United States.

Video of the Week: Simple ways teachers can protect student data privacy

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note : Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

What You Need to Know About Teaching Cybersecurity

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However, they should be comforted to know that there are many resources available. Cybersecurity instructors should integrate outside-the-classroom experiences for students for them to be well prepared when facing cybersecurity situations in their jobs.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

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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Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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Do you know where your data is stored? With the increased emphasis on student data privacy, many school leaders might think they have a handle on cyber security. Know the life of your data. Schools should also classify data (e.g.,

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

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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.

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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

edWeb.net

When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. Leaders need to provide their constituencies (teachers, students, parents, vendors, etc.)

ED toolkit among resources to help LEAs mitigate, respond to data breaches

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® A number of student data privacy resources were recently released, and among them is a new resource from the U.S. More… Uncategorized digital toolkit FERPA school administrators student data privacy tech tools for administratorsEducation Department intended to help K-12 education agencies formulate a response to the public when a breach in electronic records occurs.

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5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

edWeb.net

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.

The art of procurement: Balancing price and performance

FETC Converge

How schools are acquiring their resources can be as affecting as the changes in instructional practices used by teachers. Uncategorized education technology learning program prescriptive language school technology student data privacyThe learning environment is changing in our schools, and technology is playing a big role. Better prices mean savings, and those dollars can be used to support a school’s other needs.

K-12 Leaders Unite for ‘Check the Privacy,’ a One-Stop Shop for Safe Classroom Tech

Edsurge

For years, the privacy community has been urging educators to be more intentional—and careful—about introducing new tech tools in their classrooms. But expecting teachers to wade through the legalese of every vendor’s privacy policy may be too much to ask for.

How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

Digital Promise

Digital citizenship, content curation, making and coding, student data privacy, blended learning, open educational resources. Do you see librarians as part of the future? Courtesy Mark Ray Mark Ray is the Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

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. Budget and Resources. Data and Privacy.

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

iKeepsafe has also awarded us the California Privacy Badge. About iKeepSafe & the California Privacy Badge. They provide positive resources for parents and educators to teach youth how to use technology safely and productively. iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA ) among others.

New system measures apps for data privacy

eSchool News

Rubric could help districts gauge how to rate apps based on how they handle data privacy. A rating system for educational apps has the potential to fill in a student data privacy gap between what school districts can control and what teachers can download.

Safety First

techlearning

Whether virtual or physical, the safety of students is every educator’s first priority. Just as we wouldn’t let a live spark go untended, so we need to take sensible steps to guard sensitive information—our own and our students’—online.

Technology Not Going to Solve Data Privacy

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and the MLB All Star game were the backdrop for the inaugural CoSN Student Data Privacy Workshop. This seal program is the “nation’s only data privacy seal for school systems” that recognizes school districts’ commitment to high standards around student data privacy.

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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. In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. 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. In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. 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. In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. New resources on student data privacy.

Three Questions for Every School District About Their Student Data Security Practices

Doug Levin

For those who care about the privacy of student information, it is equally important to address issues of IT security – for even the best privacy policies and laws are meaningless if student data is left exposed to unauthorized personnel on school computers or out on the internet.

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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.

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CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI

EdTech Magazine

Students now have more devices than ever, making it more challenging to measure whether these technologies are being used correctly in the classroom and how they are affecting student outcomes. . CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Private clouds help schools weather data concerns

eSchool News

Districts are using private clouds to save money and retain control over data. With student data privacy commanding so much attention these days, some K-12 districts are building private clouds to distribute curriculum and IT resources to students and staff over their own networks.

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edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

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The next edWebinars in the series are: Student Data Privacy: A Priority and Essential Commitment on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern Time, and Cyber Security: A Critical School District Priority on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern Time.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! Keeping up with the requirements of every application, the data policies, and matching them with your school’s policies can be a daunting task.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

FETC Converge

also revealed that school IT leaders are spending more time and devoting more resources to student data privacy and security. Broadband and network capacity is school technology leaders’ top priority, according to the results of an annual IT leadership survey from CoSN. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.,

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. 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.

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. In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. New resources on student data privacy.