Starting and Sustaining a Data Habit in Your School

Education Elements

If our cliches are an indicator, we all know that data collection, review, analysis, and understanding is important. District Leadership School Leadership DataKnowledge is Power! Measure what Matters!

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How to Manage Data During Distance Learning


Much of the focus on connectivity for education has been on the number of students without Internet access at home, but students also face other challenges with data. Here are a few of them: Digital Learning Technology Insight Data and Trends

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Building Stronger Data Systems for the Future

Digital Promise

Over the past few months, district and charter leaders from 11 districts participating in Digital Promise’s Data Ready 2021 cohort have created actionable data interoperability implementation plans centered on a high-need use case anchored in secure data use, data management, and data integration.

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Using Data in Schools to Learn Fast

Education Elements

Conversely, there were times I didn’t have the energy or brainpower to try new things – I ignored the information my son was giving me because I simply didn’t know how to use the data or what to do. Teachers District Leadership School Leadership Data

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How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan with Vicki Davis In this episode, I give you a peek into my classroom.

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3 Considerations for Managing Remote Learning Data in Higher Education


Much of the focus on connectivity for education has been on the number of students without Internet access at home, but higher ed students also face other challenges with data. Here are a few of them: Digital Learning Technology Insight Data and Trends Higher Education

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Planning for Change with Data: Lessons Learned from Spring Break

Education Elements

Strategic Planning District Leadership School Leadership DataI’m writing this blog during a 17-hour road trip that was supposed to be a 2-hour flight.

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3 keys to protecting student data and privacy

eSchool News

When the sixth-largest school district in the United States announced in early April that hackers were holding its data ransom for $40 million, administrators everywhere paid attention. How do educators ensure that they keep students’ data, records, and personal information private and secure?

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What If Colleges Treated Students as Data Users, Not Just Data Points?


The health crisis has introduced new forms of data collection into higher education, but these are largely changes of degree, not kind. Stand up close, and you see little more than a collection of data points. Education Technology Data Privacy Teaching & Learning Higher Education

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid for a Stronger Data Culture in Schools

Education Elements

District Leadership DataOn January 28, 1986, the space program experienced one of its most catastrophic events to date when the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart just over a minute after launch.

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Data Security

EdTech Magazine

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A Four Step Process for Developing Data Culture in School Districts

Education Elements

For more than a century, standardized testing data have been used to measure the success of students, teachers, and schools - and even to mark our global competitiveness or lack thereof. District Leadership School Leadership Data

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Critical Steps for Safeguarding Data Privacy

Of course, there are technical aspects to protecting data, and as many schools have learned during the pandemic, district IT staff need to stay on top of evolving efforts to compromise systems. Based on CoSN’s “ Student Data Privacy: A School System Priority. By Stacey Pusey.

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Using School Data to Design an Effective Hybrid Learning Program

EdNews Daily

The post Using School Data to Design an Effective Hybrid Learning Program first appeared on EdNews Daily. Digital Featured Technology Using data

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Podcast: Securing Your Investment in School Data

EdNews Daily

Cauthen interviews Doug Walsten from Cisco who examines the risk s of both data-at-rest and data-in-motion, which most school and district leaders know is “everywhere” in their systems, in the cloud, or on some teacher’s desktop.

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Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: The Importance of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships


As the focus on evidence-based practices has increased in education, practitioners are increasingly using data to make decisions to improve learning. While practitioners have access to more data than ever before, limited capacity and training often inhibit the impact of that data on improving practice. Determining which data can be used to answer these questions (including research design questions like what constitutes a reasonable comparison group).

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Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

For over two centuries, student information and data was kept in paper form, often in filing cabinets in a school or district office. During this time, there was little concern over security breaches, improper data sharing, or student privacy issues. However, the misuse and breach of digital student information has brought data privacy to the forefront. A few months prior to the hearing, data breaches at both Home Depot and Target became national news.

Smart City Data Helps Solve Education Challenges

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Data collected by Internet of Things devices and community programs can help schools resolve issues. Big Data Business Intelligence Data Governance Hardware Internet of Things Networking Sensors

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What Responsive Planning Looks Like in a Strong Data Culture

Education Elements

So when school district leaders ask me if their data should drive their strategy, or if they should define their strategy (goals, priorities, actions) and then make decisions about data based on their strategy, my favorite answer is “Yes.”

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Q&A: Using Student Data to Improve Equity and Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

It achieved these increases by taking a closer look at its student data, with the help of Randall Sampson. While some K–12 districts in the nation are still experiencing low minority student enrollment in Advanced Placement classes, Westerville North High School is not among them.

Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

School districts are using algorithms to analyze student data, but those metrics must be usable for educators to impact student learning. The post Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog ai Artificial Intelligence big data Data Privacy little data machine learning Startups

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How to Prevent Data Collection Disasters in Education

Digital Promise

How can educational researchers ensure continued data collection in the wake of COVID-19? For most researchers, cancelling end-year data collection altogether would amount to scrapping a year’s worth of work and is simply not an option.

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How education data helps optimize hybrid learning

eSchool News

Schools worldwide face difficult choices as they try to balance student and staff safety with their educational mission during the pandemic.

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3 major ways to boost basic data literacy in K-6

eSchool News

A new report outlines the need for K-16 students to develop key data literacy skills. Focusing on three specific areas could be key to boosting K-16 students’ data literacy in a world where big data’s importance grows daily, according to a new report. The panelists’ recommendations are included in a new report, Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue. Next page: Why the need data know-how, and why now?

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas…Including (Maybe) the Data Breaches

Doug Levin

A data breach by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) offers a cautionary tale about how K-12 school districts and their vendors should communicate the (bad) news to stakeholders. Blog Privacy Security data breach school data breach TASB teacher data breach Texas Texas Association of School Boards

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6 Principles Every K-12 Data Solution Should Follow

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Ed-tech tools need to make it easier for teachers to collect, access and use student data. The post 6 Principles Every K-12 Data Solution Should Follow appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Big Data/Analytics Data Data-Driven Instruction Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Personalized Learning startupOtherwise districts are wasting their money.

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How using data during COVID becomes more important than ever

eSchool News

For Matt Reynolds, Assessment and Data Officer for the 64,000+ students that attend Douglas County School District in Colorado, running the usual assessment numbers was obviously useless last year. That doesn’t mean that data collection was not an essential part of district operations.

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How Safe Is Your Students’ Data? [Quiz]


Student data privacy has become one of the greatest educational concerns of our time. Knowing that student social security numbers and birthdates are 50 times more valuable than other pieces of personal information, data ransomers, hackers and cyberthieves have made this data a top target.

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Using Data to Support Personalized Learning Pathways

During an edLeader Panel , sponsored by CatchOn, An ENA Affiliate , Eric Butash, Director of Education Technology and Data Integration for the district, discussed how they used data analytics to build their personalized student learning pathways. By Stacey Pusey.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled


Companies that aim to provide student data in a usable fashion, like Schoology , still provide value. Achieve3000 still helps high school students improve literacy, and products like Lexia have improved over time and made it easier for teachers to find and use data.

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Student data: How to manage, and make decisions

Linways Technologies

Data defines strategy. Data reflects strategy. Schools and colleges often have a limited amount of data to work with. So in this article, we are going to discuss a 6-step framework for better understanding and improvement of student data. What is student data?

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Developing Data-Driven Equity Practices and Partnerships

She emphasized that in addition to focusing on the data, asking critical questions about the data was also an essential part of the decision-making process. Considering Data on the Whole Child. Using Data to Respond to the Pandemic. Data-Driven College and Career Planning.

Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. I want to make the critical point that checking for understanding is a tool designed to provide informal data for the teacher and the learner.

How 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp. Their challenges and contexts are different, determined by factors within and outside of district control, but their aims are the same: putting actionable data in the hands of people who can use it to make a difference in students’ lives. DPLIS Data Interoperability Bootcamp selfie!!

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Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A tool for collecting data on special education student behavior can bring benefits to teachers and other students as well. The post Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data Educational Technology/Ed-Tech IEP Schoolrunner special education

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Remote Learning Is Here to Stay, Raising Concerns About Teacher Training and Data Privacy


With continued plans to stick with some form of online school, and teachers feeling iffy about remote tech, maybe that’s why data privacy and security is on the minds of state legislatures. Education Technology Coronavirus Remote Instruction Professional Development Data Privacy Surveys

Data is a poor judge of opportunity

The Christensen Institute

Data myopia. From their perspective, it simply didn’t make sense to manufacture and sell personal computers when, up to that point, the data showed no trends suggesting that people would use computers in their homes. HP’s executives had a kind of data myopia. There wasn’t any hard data to back up just how many new consumers would exist in this new market for personal computers, making the investment seem risky. Looking beyond the data.

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Machine Learning and Data Reshape Guidance Counseling

EdTech Magazine

Artificial Intelligence Business Intelligence Data Analytics SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Schools can give better advice to students with technology.

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Debunking Student Data Privacy


Navigating through the maze of student data privacy laws can be daunting. The post Debunking Student Data Privacy appeared first on OnCUE. Learn CETPA connected educator Partnerships Student Data PrivacyTeachers, administrators, and IT professionals should not have to spend their time researching whether or not an app complies with the law. They should be able to spend their time deciding whether or not the app is aligned with standards and curriculum goals. […].

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . By combining these more flexible assessments with a collection of student data, teachers get a more accurate snapshot of how a student is internalizing the material and focusing on more data-driven instructions.

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Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data

Digital Promise

Adult education providers intend to deliver services to support adults in attaining the skills necessary to find and keep good jobs and sustain independent lives, but they worry a lack of data and data analysis capacity inhibits staff from evaluating and improving their services. A sneak peek at our Tapping Data for Frontline Development report. The post Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Form+: A Data Collection Tool For Educators.


With an intuitive and user-friendly form builder, Form+ is a service that allows you collect data (including files) easily using web forms. Data is stored in your Google Drive and you always have access to it. You can also easily share this data with other collaborators easily. Upload Files : You can accept upload files of all sizes and the data is stored in your Google Drive account and is always accessible to you.

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Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major education issue at federal, state and local levels. Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, have heightened the public’s overall interest in the use and security of student data. According to Future Ready partner Data Quality Campaign , there are currently over 100 privacy-related bills in 32 state legislatures.