Other Resources for Ed Tech

Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

May 10, 2017 | Apple

Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

This guide is designed to help parents and guardians understand how Apple helps protect the privacy of your student’s information. Our goal is to provide the best tools for learning, while making sure our technology works in ways that protect your student’s privacy and keep their data safe.

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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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Student Privacy: The Next Frontier Emerging & Future Privacy Issues in K-12 Learning Environments

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Student Privacy: The Next Frontier Emerging & Future Privacy Issues in K-12 Learning Environments

This report considers the following four layers of the ed tech ecosystem, each of which informs the others in myriad ways: Technological Infrastructure: What kind of technology can be considered “ed tech”? This layer encompasses cloud infrastructure, the Internet of Things, sensor networks, and other new technologies that facilitate connected learning environments (which transcend the traditional […]

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Student Privacy and Ed Tech (K-12) Research Briefing

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Student Privacy and Ed Tech (K-12) Research Briefing

Foundational changes at the intersection of technology, society, law, and behavior are disrupting and energizing large institutions, impacting the educational technologies and student privacy landscape at lightning speed. Greater levels of connectivity and participation are raising questions about how best to navigate new types of learning environments, how best to engage in data-driven decision-making, and […]

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Youth Perspectives on Tech in Schools: From Mobile Devices to Restrictions and Monitoring

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Youth Perspectives on Tech in Schools: From Mobile Devices to Restrictions and Monitoring

This research brief is a contribution by the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Center to its Student Privacy Initiative, which seeks to explore the opportunities and challenges that may arise as educational institutions adopt cloud computing technologies. In order to understand the implications of cloud services for student privacy more holistically, it might […]

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Student Privacy and Cloud Computing at the District Level: Next Steps and Key Issues

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Student Privacy and Cloud Computing at the District Level: Next Steps and Key Issues

This report offers recommended next steps and prioritizes open issues in the K-12 edtech space, with a special emphasis on two topics: (1) law and policy and (2) norms, values, attitudes, and practices, as well as an overarching eye to opportunities for collaboration. It builds from and reflects upon a conversation co-organized by the the […]

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May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

K-12 Edtech Cloud Service Inventory

This inventory aims to provide a more concrete survey of the kinds of cloud computing technologies adopted in the K-12 context. It groups services according to the rough functionality they afford, from those common to any organization (collaboration and identity management), through the administrative office (student information systems), to the classroom (learning management and classroom […]

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Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

May 10, 2017 | Council of Chief State School Officers

Student Privacy & Data Security: A State Education Agency Discussion Framework

This resource is designed to assist chiefs and state education agency leadership in engaging in a robust and productive conversation within the agency. This guide should be used to support agency leadership in the use of data and technology in meeting their overall vision, mission, and goals.

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Privacy Evaluation Questions

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Privacy Evaluation Questions

The Qualitative questions are part of the questions used to drive the Common Sense District Privacy Evaluation Initiative. These qualitative questions can be used to evaluate the protections and potential risks as they are defined in policies and terms of service of educational software. Between the legal rationale supplied with the Category descriptions and the […]

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