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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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Family Tip Sheets

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Family Tip Sheets

This set of tip sheets is a resource for parents who wish to talk to their children about some of the unique challenges of growing up in a digital world, including social media, peer validation, privacy, among others.

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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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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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The Legacy of inBloom

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

The Legacy of inBloom

InBloom was an ambitious edtech initiative funded in 2011, launched in 2013, and ended in 2014. This report addresses why the story of inBloom is important. For some, inBloom’s story is one of contradiction: the initiative began with unprecedented scope and resources. And yet, its decline was swift and public. What caused a $100 million initiative […]

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Privacy Handbook for Student Information Online: A Toolkit for Schools and Parents

May 9, 2017 | Fordham University School of Law Technology and Privacy Law Practicum

Privacy Handbook for Student Information Online: A Toolkit for Schools and Parents

Under the direction of Professor Joel R. Reidenberg, the Technology and Law Practicum course at Fordham Law School prepared this set of materials to assist school communities in addressing online privacy issues. These materials offer tools for school administrators, teachers and parents to better understand and address online privacy protections and legal requirements. The Privacy […]

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Opportunity for all? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

May 9, 2017 | The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

Opportunity for all? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

This report analyzes the ‘digital divide’ by discussing challenges faced by lower income families with respect to the use of technology in learning, both at home and in the classroom, and discusses rates of device ownership, home internet access, digital literacy amongst both students and parents, and potential solutions.

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