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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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E-Rate Toolkit – Administrator Guide

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

E-Rate Toolkit – Administrator Guide

The Toolkit contains lessons for school administrators organized by grade, complete with supporting student handouts, videos, assessments, and parent tips, as well as a Teacher Verification Document. Common Sense suggests that you choose one of the two implementation options below for your district or school.

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Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

May 10, 2017 | Strive Together

Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

Data informed decision-making is a central tenet of cradle to career collective impact efforts, neighborhood-based strategies, community schools initiatives, and other outcomes-focused community-based organizations. The ability of community organizations to access student-level data from schools is critical to understanding what is working and what actions are leading to improved outcomes. To ensure student protection and […]

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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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CoSN Protecting Privacy In Connected Learning Online Course

May 10, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

CoSN Protecting Privacy In Connected Learning Online Course

This course is designed for school district leaders who need help in understanding existing privacy laws, defining best and necessary practices around privacy, and communicating with their communities.

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CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

May 10, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

Developed through the collaborative insight and work of national educational leadership organizations and school systems nationwide, the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal embodies the commitment of school leadership to safeguard the digital privacy of student data. The TLE Seal is a program addressing school system student data privacy and security. It provides school system leaders with […]

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Student Privacy in Learning Analytics: An Information Ethics Perspective

May 10, 2017 | University of Wisconsin-Madison

Student Privacy in Learning Analytics: An Information Ethics Perspective

Higher education institutions have started using big data analytics tools. By gathering information about students as they navigate information systems, learning analytics employs techniques to understand student behaviors and to improve instructional, curricular, and support resources and learning environments. However, learning analytics presents important moral and policy issues surrounding student privacy. We argue that there […]

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