Learning from Student Data

Learning from Student Data

May 10, 2016 | Kobie Pruitt

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Kids on privacy

May 10, 2016

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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iKeepSafe SOPIPA Badge

May 5, 2016

iKeepSafe SOPIPA Badge

iKeepSafe has made available a new SOPIPA badge for education service providers to help them communicate to schools, parents and other stakeholders that they are responsible with student data and are complying with the laws that govern student privacy.

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Future of Privacy Forum Featured in NASBE’s May Issue of the Standard

May 5, 2016

Future of Privacy Forum Featured in NASBE’s May Issue of the Standard

The Future of Privacy Forum along with other student data privacy advocates were featured in the May issue of the National Association of State Boards of Education’s editorial the Standard. The May edition, called “The Power of Data” features articles that discuss school data use and student privacy.

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Can we teach our kids how to “share” in the social media sandbox?

April 29, 2016

Can we teach our kids how to “share” in the social media sandbox?

More than half of teens go online several times a day. Some of us could argue that our kids never go “offline” as approximately ¾ of American teens say they have access to a smartphone. Not surprisingly 71% of teens use more than one social network site, defining teens as kids between 13-17 years old. […]

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Playing in the Social Media Sandbox

April 22, 2016

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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Houston Independent School District Resources

April 21, 2016

Houston Independent School District Resources

The Houston ISD Education Technology department provides trending, analysis, research, testing and customized innovative services to support the district’s strategic initiatives. In addition, Houston ISD provides many resources for parents and students about their online privacy. In particular, Houston ISD provides a Safety and Security Rating, which rates commonly used web applications for their safety, […]

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Using Student Data Essential for Research that Empower Students

April 15, 2016 | Future of Privacy Forum

Using Student Data Essential for Research that Empower Students

In our nation’s schools, we have seen widespread use of zero tolerance policies that lead to suspension, expulsion, and other extreme disciplinary measures. Do these policies work or do they cause more harm than good? Thanks to research that studied student data over time, we now know that these procedures are not effective in preventing future misbehavior nor improving student […]

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South by south what??? SXSWedu 2016 Privacy Panels –privacy still matters

March 24, 2016

South by south what??? SXSWedu 2016 Privacy Panels –privacy still matters

SXSWedu is described as the conference to attend when it comes to tech and education. The events are fun, the parties can be a blast, and the innovation presented is often quite impressive. SXSWedu prides itself in bringing a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss everything and anything tech, education and lately – privacy. But […]

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