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Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

April 19, 2019 | SETDA

Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this report was launched under the leadership of Christine Fox, SETDA’s Deputy Executive Director with guidance from SETDA’s State Action Committee, membership and private sector partners to provide a comprehensive overview of state practices related to the procurement of digital instructional materials. As part of the […]

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Digital Resources Menu

April 19, 2019 | Escambia County School District

Digital Resources Menu

The Escambia County School District has a digital learning ecosystem–the CORE. Incorporating all new digital learning materials into our ecosystem, the CORE, will ensure anywhere, anytime accessibility for learning using a content library that accommodates various learning styles and preferences, the ability for students to construct content, to make learning visible, and to communicate mastery […]

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Are Privacy Fears Expanding the Digital Divide?

February 5, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Are Privacy Fears Expanding the Digital Divide?

In recent years, growing concerns about students’ data privacy have led to over 500 proposed new laws in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. There are legitimate concerns about the protection of students’ information, but one concern doesn’t get enough discussion: whether privacy fears and the push for new laws are making it more difficult […]

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School Safety Report Neglects Privacy Concerns

December 20, 2018 | Alexis Shore

School Safety Report Neglects Privacy Concerns

By Sara Collins, Tyler Park, and Amelia Vance Yesterday, the Federal Commission on School Safety released a report detailing its conclusions, after holding a series of meetings and hearings in the wake of school shootings such as the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February 14th. Nearly every aspect of the […]

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Voice Assistants in the Classroom: Useful Tool or Privacy Problem?

November 18, 2018 | Susan Bearden

Voice Assistants in the Classroom: Useful Tool or Privacy Problem?

Voice assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home are used by consumers to help automate common tasks such as home heating and lighting, listening to music, searching the internet, making online purchases, and sending emails. While some consumer tools have an education version with privacy policies and terms of service agreements specifically geared towards educational use, Amazon Echo and Google Home do not.

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Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data

September 10, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data

As you send your child off to start a new school year, you may have questions about how your child’s teachers are using new technologies, such as tablets, computers, apps, or online learning platforms. What kind of information will they collect, and how will it affect child’s privacy? With all of the new educational technology in classrooms, it can be hard to know what questions to ask. Here are the 7 most important questions that parents should ask about student privacy during this school year.

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