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Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

May 10, 2017 | Apple

Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

This guide is designed to help parents and guardians understand how Apple helps protect the privacy of your student’s information. Our goal is to provide the best tools for learning, while making sure our technology works in ways that protect your student’s privacy and keep their data safe.

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Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

The purpose of this document is to provide schools, parents and students alike with an overview of some of the laws that may apply as schools begin to use networked services to help educate students. All of the relevant statutes – and particularly FERPA – are complex and are the subjects of large bodies of […]

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Surveying Encryption Practices of Technology Used Within Schools

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Surveying Encryption Practices of Technology Used Within Schools

This study is a result of automated tests on 1,221 logins used by 1,128 vendors for technology used in schools and by youth. We surveyed login locations (login URLs) to assess the level of basic support for encryption. While our list of sites is not exhaustive, it is representative of websites from small developers, well-established companies, […]

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Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

May 10, 2017 | Strive Together

Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

Data informed decision-making is a central tenet of cradle to career collective impact efforts, neighborhood-based strategies, community schools initiatives, and other outcomes-focused community-based organizations. The ability of community organizations to access student-level data from schools is critical to understanding what is working and what actions are leading to improved outcomes. To ensure student protection and […]

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COPPA: The Basics

May 10, 2017 | ACT: The App Association

COPPA: The Basics

This FAQ document gives an overview of basics for education ed tech professionals and developers to know in advance of updates to COPPA being implemented.

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CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

May 10, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

Developed through the collaborative insight and work of national educational leadership organizations and school systems nationwide, the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal embodies the commitment of school leadership to safeguard the digital privacy of student data. The TLE Seal is a program addressing school system student data privacy and security. It provides school system leaders with […]

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EdTech Next – Emerging technology for K–12 education

May 9, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

EdTech Next – Emerging technology for K–12 education

The real innovation in learning analytics, and the focus of this July 2014 EdTechNext report, is the emerging application of data in much more granular, learner-centric ways. Student-level data can provide a window into individual student learning in real time or through more deliberate data mining. With good tools and expertise, educators and data scientists […]

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Student Data Privacy: An Overview

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

Student Data Privacy: An Overview

Student data privacy conversations center on concerns regarding the safeguarding of data collected in educational settings. These concerns oftentimes revolve around a fear of student information being sold to third parties for targeted advertising purposes. Other concerns include the hyper surveillance of vulnerable groups of students, schools selling students’ personal details to marketing companies, and […]

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Personalized Learning: The Conversations We’re Not Having

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

Personalized Learning: The Conversations We’re Not Having

Key questions explored in this primer include: what, exactly the rhetoric surrounding personalized learning is promising, and why? Can an analysis show whether this technology is delivering what it promises? And what other concerns, absent from the discourse, do we need to be most attendant to when the educational sphere imports a framework of data […]

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