Other Resources for Ed Tech

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

June 5, 2017 | CoSN

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

The CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit supports School Systems in understanding the issues that arise when navigating student data privacy responsibilities, including the selection and use of an online service provider. The original version of this document focused on key requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s […]

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Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy

May 29, 2017 | Cambridge Public Schools

Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy

Cambridge Public School’s student data privacy website. This website has sections on why student privacy matters (for both district staff and for families); a list of the pre-approved apps and other resources; a place for staff to request new resources; professional development resources; legal resources; resources for parents to keep children safe online at home; […]

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The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training

May 29, 2017 | Slate

The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training

Nationwide, however, such training for teachers and school administrators is surprisingly rare. That’s a problem, because it suggests that recent efforts to bolster student data protection have largely neglected one of the biggest risks to any school information network—its users.

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What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

May 29, 2017 | iNACOL

What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

The goal of this report is to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning and empower them with ways to support the shift to student-centered learning. In the pages that follow, we define personalized learning and describe why it matters. We highlight examples of personalized learning in action to show how […]

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Teachers  Know Best: Making Data Work For Teachers and Students

May 21, 2017 | Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work For Teachers and Students

As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s broader efforts to improve educational opportunities for all students, the Teachers Know Best research project seeks to encourage innovation in K–12 education by helping product developers and those who procure resources for teachers better understand teachers’ views.

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Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

May 21, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

This resource contains privacy tips for vendors based on compliance with FERPA and COPPA. This resources also provides an overview of common cybersecurity risks and how to avoid them.

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Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School

Digital technologies used by marketers continue to evolve. Sophisticated and personalized, they help ensure that today’s children and adolescents are constantly connected and available to advertisers wherever they may roam. Moreover, because digital technologies enable extensive personalization, they amplify opportunities for marketers to take over not only public space but also individuals’ private space. In […]

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The Educational Cost of Schoolhouse Commercialism

May 15, 2017 | National Education Policy Center

The Educational Cost of Schoolhouse Commercialism

This report argues that, often, school-business partnerships are little more than marketing arrangements with little if any educational benefit and the potential to harm to children in a variety of ways. The 2010-2011 Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercializing Trends considers how commercializing activities in schools harm children educationally.

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Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data

May 15, 2017 | California Department of Justice

Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data

In the information age, technology holds the potential to unlock countless new opportunities to educate students for the workforce of tomorrow. And while we want to encourage technology in the classroom, we must be aware that student information is something that must be handled with great care. Organizations that make use of student data must […]

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California AB 1584 Compliance Checklist for School District Technology Services Agreements

May 14, 2017 | CETPA and Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP

California AB 1584 Compliance Checklist for School District Technology Services Agreements

Technology services agreements entered into, amended, or renewed by a local education agency on or after January 1, 2015 must include specific requirements. These requirements apply to contracts for services that utilize electronic technology, including cloud-based services, for the digital storage, management and retrieval of pupil records, as well as educational software that authorizes a […]

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