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10 data safety principles every school should be following

Are you following these best practices for safe data collection and use?…

How safe is my student data?

A few years ago I was attending a meeting at my county office, where a vendor who runs a popular education site was making a presentation. If I’m being honest,…

4 fresh ideas for teaching digital citizenship sooner

Kids are immersed in technology from a very young age. So why do digital citizenship courses focus on middle school and above? Recently, I was reflecting on how we as…

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Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation

Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is important in this digital “cut and paste” world we live in. One great project to share with students that can…

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States backtrack on student tracking technology

Use of tracking technology is increasingly common, but many wonder about its necessity Do you know where your student is? At school? On the bus? Paying for lunch in the…

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Anonymous social media apps pose new concerns

A new generation of mobile apps that let users post gossip, secrets, threats, and other random thoughts anonymously has school leaders worried about the fallout from such posts—and urging their…

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5 key steps to safeguarding student data

As uses of student data continue to expand, districts must be prepared to protect this information and ensure it's only used for its indented purpose: to help students succeed. Here…

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Schools grapple with data privacy

After the high-profile demise this past spring of inBloom, a controversial nonprofit organization that aimed to build a national, cloud-based student data system to improve education, school leaders face a…

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How do teachers, parents approach online safety?

Today, children in elementary school often have just as much, if not more, technology know-how than adults. But as children's tech use increases, and as they spend more time online,…

Classroom security: What you should (not) do

Safe School Week will be a national observation during the third week in October (19-25). One study, “On the Importance of a Safe School and Classroom Climate for Student Achievement in…

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