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Teachers, Privacy Protections and the Law

May 26, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Teachers, Privacy Protections and the Law

2 years ago, the student data privacy debate sparked and created an awareness not only between schools and vendors but also with legislators. Parent concerns grew at this time as the controversy surrounding inBloom grew and fears of misuse of student data increased. In response to this, legislators in 36 states introduced 110 bills on […]

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Learning from Student Data

May 10, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Learning from Student Data

Just as adults’ personal lives and data increasingly inhabiting online spaces, so are students. While this shift brings many benefits and the possibility of learning tailored to individual students’ needs, it is also brings new challenges. Students create an electronic trail of information that creates an obvious concern: How can they enjoy the better learning […]

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Kids on privacy

May 10, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Kids on privacy

My 9 year old takes better selfies than anyone I know, my 12 year old talks in “hashtag speak”, and my 3 year old swipes at every screen he sees….for most kids and tweens, technology and social media in particular is an integral part of their lives. In discussions around social media and digital citizenship […]

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Playing in the Social Media Sandbox

April 22, 2016 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Playing in the Social Media Sandbox

A few weeks ago, I received an email from my kid’s school. It was a letter from the Principal talking about social media use and tips for creating a safe environment for students. It’s middle school, my kid has a smartphone and continually begs for a YouTube, Instagram and Twitter account…..hence my interest in the […]

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