Securing student data and privacy is an important topic in the economy of educational technology. While the Federal Government has declared several guidelines via COPPA and FERPA, it is very tricky to know whether or not a company or organization adheres to these requirements. Many of them assert that schools/institutions are responsible for enforcing COPPA compliance.
A great tool for educators and institutions to determine a company’s abilityto protect student data is TrustE certification.
The TRUSTe Children’s Privacy Certification program certifies compliance with the COPPA Rule and meets the requirements of TRUSTe’s standard TRUSTed Websites Program, which include ongoing site monitoring and privacy dispute resolution.
After passing the certification process, members receive TRUSTe’s trusted web seals to display throughout their respective web pages. Client Service Managers provide seal placement guidance to ensure members are maximizing the impact of the seals. More than 25 million consumers click on these seals annually to confirm TRUSTe membership.
Posted in COPPA, Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, FERPA, Technology
Tagged COPPA, Ed Tech, Education, Educational Technology, FERPA, privacy, TrustE, under 13
If you haven’t check out iPad4Schools, then it’s time! Here are some great suggestions/outlines for bringing creativity in your classroom, but not letting it dominate it!
Finding interesting ways to evaluate, reflect and report on workand projects can be tricky. Many students struggle to engage with the reflection properly as it is often a dry, unentertaining end to any unit or project. But that’s where the Green Screen App can help. (How-to help sheet below)
People don’t learn from experience.
People learn when reflecting on experience.
People learn more when they can witness their own reflection.
It’s not all about being Superman!
Being able to place moving images as well as still behind the student reporter / reflector makes the report far more engaging for the viewer….
Read more here:
Why & How to Green Screen in class.
Plagiarism Education Week is April 21-25. Turnitin.com is hosting a series of free webcasts to highlight methods to combat plagiarism from pre-emptive education, structuring assignments, and addressing the issue after the fact. Topics include:
To learn more about Plagiarism Education, enroll, or participate, visit their blog post here.
Posted in Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Podcast, Professional Development, Technology
Tagged academic dishonesty, academic integrity, cheating, Education, Educational Technology, plagiarism, Professional Development, turnitin
We can all agree that, for better or worse, the internet is having a profound impact on education. I believe that the growing pains we are currently experiencing with new technologies will ultimately change how we teach, assess, and access education in both K-12 as well as Higher Education. The infographic below, created by OnlineEducation.net highlights that most radical impacts the Internet has had on education. You can read more about this via Edudemic here.
Posted in Digital Citizenship, Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Public Education, Teachers, Technology
Tagged EdTech, Education, Educational Technology, internet, the internet
This past weekend, I had the privilege of being an invited guest of Dr. Will Deyamport on his weekly podcasts, “The Dr. Will Show.” The subject of the conversation was flipping your professional development. I recently wrote an article, “Flip your PD for Greater Flexibility and Support.” Our conversation was excellent – we discussed the role that flipped pd plays in training faculty and supporting them in their professional development. You can see the full video below:
I also encourage you to check out Will’s blog for more resources on educational technology.
Posted in Education, Educational Technology, Podcast, Professional Development, Teachers, Technology
Tagged camtasia, Ed Tech, Education, Educational Technology, flip, flipped PD, flipped professional development, flipped-classroom, flipping, Professional Development, quicktime, snagit, training, video