Student Data

Student Data

Why is Google Tracking Students’ Location, Voice Activity, Web & App Activity, Device Info, YouTubes Searched and Watched?

Here’s how to check your student’s school issued GSuite account. Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker With mounting concerns about school safety, screen addiction,  screen time’s known health and brain effects, increase in internet crimes against children, along with hyper focused national attention on data misuse, location tracking, breaches, gmail data sharing, and data privacy–what about school ...
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Data Interoperability: Is it the next phase of Common Core?

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker You may recall when teacher Peter Greene asked a brilliant question years ago, “Are Common Core Standards Actually Data Tags?”  Greene said, “We’ve been saying that CCSS are limited because the standards were written around what can be tested. That’s not exactly correct. The ...
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What’s stored in your school Google Drive account? You might be surprised.

Excellent article and one worth sharing from Cheri Kiesecker of Missouri Education Watchdog. As you may or may not be aware, schools across the country are transitioning away from text books, notebooks, etc. to an online environment in which everything is stored, EVERYTHING.  The data is fed from the student’s ...
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NWEA MAP Assessments. Study connects test disengagement to student deep-rooted problems.

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Personalized Learning and Adaptive Assessments: Parents need consent, transparency on how student data (and meta data ) are used and shared. Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence are rampant in education, via online “personalized learning” and online adaptive assessments.  If you want a good tutorial on why these ...
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Data Unicorns? Tech Giants and US Dept of Ed Form Alliance to Leverage Student Data — Without Parent Consent.

Project Unicorn: Billionaire partners promoting data interoperability and online “Personalized Learning” Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker When the Unicorns “protecting” student data are interoperable with the Unicorns taking it, parents and lawmakers might want to pay attention. According to Technopedia, in the Information Technology world, “a unicorn is ...
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USED Document Says Tech Providers CANNOT Require You To Waive Your FERPA Rights

We’ll take any ray of hope, no matter how small, at this point when it comes to being able to protect our children’s privacy. That ray came in a complaint finding letter issued November 2017 from the U.S. Dept of Education which reaffirmed “A parent or eligible student cannot ...
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U.S. House hearing on student data gathering shows no limits on the federal desire to know everything about our children

Karen Effrem of Education Liberty Watch has once again put together a powerful letter explaining the privacy problems raised by the proposed reauthorization of the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA), which was reauthorized as the Strengthening Education Through Research Act (SETRA). This letter was sent to Rep. David Brat ...
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The USDoE’s Digital Promise to advance the edtech field, CBE, and online ed

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker In 2011 the US Department of Education (USDoE) launched the nonprofit Digital Promise, and Digital Promise helped create The League of Innovative Schools. (Click to see map of Innovative Schools in your area). Digital Promise and the League of Innovative Schools are involved ...
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