FETC 2019: Day One

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Student Data Privacy. Edtech administrators and Edtech information technology administrators have many sleepless nights contemplating student data privacy and cybersecurity challenges in their districts. During these sessions, presenters and attendees discussed concerns, best practices, and implementation strategies on data privacy, digital citizenship and understanding the new generation of learners.

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Student Information Systems (SIS). Project based hybrids, such as software to run a robot, science instruments, and calculators . 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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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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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. It also supports Google Play educational apps, so students can collaborate, discover, engage and learn, and includes a Wacom EMR stylus that lets students use interactive apps, sketch, take notes, and capture ideas. 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)

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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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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.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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.”

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Via New America : “Why Does Betsy DeVos think Federal Student Loan Debt has Grown by 1,000 percent?” ” I tweeted that the DACA database is one of the most important issues in ed-tech right now, and if you’re an ed-tech entrepreneur who says “nobody in ed-tech tracks immigration data,” you need to GTFO. Via Engadget : “Trump signs executive order stripping non-citizens of privacy rights.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” ” (“…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.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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Via KPCC : “ LAUSD may try again to give an iPad or computer to every student.” ” The Orlando Sentinel on what students are learning in some of Florida’s voucher schools : “Private schools’ curriculum downplays slavery, says humans and dinosaurs lived together.” Via The Atlantic : “The Confusing Information Colleges Provide Students About Financial Aid.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “How Textbook Rentals Undercut Students.”

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 would be required to pay.