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. ”.

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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6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII. Student privacy first entered the national conversation in 1974, with the passage of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Manage data with precision.

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).

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

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. Many schools still rely on the once-a-year cyber security seminar or focus on too narrowly on a specific issue, like not posting student info online. Know the life of your data. This starts with knowing where the data is stored (on site, in the cloud, where the back-up files are, etc.).

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.

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. New resources on student data privacy. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag

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. New resources on student data privacy. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag

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. New resources on student data privacy. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag

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. New resources on student data privacy. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag

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. New resources on student data privacy. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols. Find more best practices for maintaining student data privacy! Best Practices to Keep Student Tracking to a Minimum. Twitter. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:18.

Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

There also was only one dominant business model in the market: districts purchased one textbook per subject per grade per student from approved publishers. That same textbook would be used for anywhere from 5-10 years or more – passed from one student to the next – depending on a variety of factors including how well the book held up under student use. Update the examples and sample questions to improve student engagement or the quality of instruction?

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

Every few months in Raytown, there’s a new silly video with the serious purpose of safeguarding student information. Privacy and data-security themes are also woven into Raytown’s professional development workshops, curriculum planning sessions and even parent-teacher conferences. “It’s If our student data is hacked, it might just be a test score, but it could also be their social security number, or their disability information,” she said. “It

Blackboard to Sell Open LMS Product for $31.7 Million

Edsurge

LTG will maintain the existing Blackboard student data privacy policy. By selling our Open LMS business, both companies will be hyper-focused on fully serving their respective clients and making a difference in the lives of the students,” he said. Blackboard, a Reston, Va.-based

Data Security and Implications for Physical Security

Leadership Lounge

Three schools in Iowa and Nebraska have canceled classes and have increased security due to graphic and violent content being emailed or texted to parents of students within the school districts. The group “Dark Overlords” has taken credit for the hack, and posted the complete directory of school information online, including student names, addresses and phone numbers. Still, the district provided increased security for students.

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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. 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. Now that very same data could be used to track them down. teachers and students?

EdTech 150

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. 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. Now that very same data could be used to track them down. teachers and students?

EdTech 150

Be Privacy Aware, Not Privacy Scared

Graphite Blog

I love finding awesome tools that engage students and get them thinking critically and collaborating. And I love reviewing privacy policies -- not! It's the issue of privacy. Researching privacy policies and understanding terms and conditions are critical to keeping students safe, but many administrators and teachers alike don't feel qualified or don't have the time required to wade through dense legal documents. I love edtech.

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. Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy. As an active member of various Twitter chats, sharing my views on different topics is part of that community.

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. But this year, the company is less visible on the SXSWedu floor, and the Amazon Education Twitter handle has been quiet since February 7 of this year. However, an Amazon spokesperson tells EdSurge, "Amazon remains committed to K-12 education and innovating on behalf of students and teachers.”

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Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work. If you have any questions—or see something that should be updated—please let me know on Twitter @tonywan or tony@edsurge.com. Most learning management platforms have built-in tools for students who need accommodations.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. While social media can pose risks to student privacy, these risks can be managed with informed, intentional use. DO: Review the privacy settings on any personal social media accounts.

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

Doug Levin

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. In addition, I’ve begun to do some cursory analyses of the data set underlying the map in an attempt to identify patterns that may be useful in responding via policy and practice. Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. What then of the students?

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

Doug Levin

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. In addition, I’ve begun to do some cursory analyses of the data set underlying the map in an attempt to identify patterns that may be useful in responding via policy and practice. Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. What then of the students?

EdTech 150

Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, April 26th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: 10 Ways to be a Rock Star Teacher in your Classroom , Are you interested in creating dynamic hands on lesson plans that leave your students wanting to come back to class the next day? In todays show, we will share and demonstrate tips and tricks to creating the perfect project based, blended learning lessons for students of all ages and grade levels. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.

Privacy, Security, and Encryption

Graphite Blog

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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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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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.”

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 Tagged on: March 10, 2017 As new technology is paramount, Robertson County gives students laptops | WKRN News 2 → "As new technology is paramount," Robertson County gives students laptops - funded through a special resolution (and not the regular budget).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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

Hack Education

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). It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep.