Meeting the Challenge of Safe Learning Online With Three Risk Management Strategies

By Lee Gaby Making online learning safe for students requires that we all be at our best in undertaking a comprehensive risk management approach. We need effective strategies for risk awareness, risk control and risk sharing to deal with the potential injury to students before, during and after a harmful digital incident occurs. New thinking […]

Compliance & Administration – Parents’ Perspectives on Data Use in Schools

Educational technology has brought about new opportunities and challenges surrounding student data privacy. Often, the laws and practices approach the issue from the perspective of administrators, educators and third parties who provide online sites and services. But what do parents think about student data privacy? To answer that question, the Future of Privacy Forum conducted […]

In the Classroom – Managing the Digital Classroom: Part I of II

This article is the first of a two part series focused on managing students in a 21st Century, digital classroom. In part one, we’ll consider how to leverage more traditional classroom management skills, and in the next newsletter we’ll consider how teachers can add technology skills to their toolbox. Educational Technology and the 4Cs Educational […]

Feature Article – Professional Development: Updating Privacy Communications to Get ConnectED

Since October of 2012, millions of educators and stakeholders from around the globe have participated in Connected Educator Month (CEM). One of the themes for this year’s efforts, Future Ready, explores the challenges that school and district leaders face while preparing today’s students for tomorrow (CEM, 2015). The Future Ready pledge builds upon President Obama’s […]

In The Classroom

80,000 + Educational Apps: Digital Learning or Digital Candy? If you are looking for digital tools in the education category prepare to make yourself comfortable. Over 80,000 apps are labeled “educational” in online app stores. The notion of “educational app” implies that children will acquire new knowledge and skills as a result of their activities. […]

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The PRIVO Kid’s Privacy Manifesto National Cyber Security month is a great thing, but for parents and educators, every month has to be Cyber Security month. By Denise Tayloe, Co-Founder & CEO of PRIVO and Online Child Safety Expert As we kick off National Cyber Security month, online privacy and cyber security experts in the […]

Compliance & Administration

Intruder Alert: Exposing Security & Compliance Risks in Education Educational technology is a large market; an estimated at $8 billion . In order to get a foothold, many companies will offer free products as a lead generator. In doing so, they may not put as much time and effort as they should into details like […]

In Depth View

Six steps to Ensure Digital Education Products are Treats, not Tricks As educators realize the benefits of data-powered services, conversation about the securing student data is also of paramount importance. There is no better time to discuss data security matters than now: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Safeguard student data in your school […]

An In Depth View

The New i-SAFE: Meeting the Evolving Needs of e-Safety & Child Privacy Protection In 1998 i-SAFE started as a non-profit company committed to teach basic safety skills to kids as they ventured onto the internet. So many things have changed since then. Some for the better, and some not. It is time for us to […]

Compliance & Administration

Five Steps to Overcome Hurdles & Benefit from Unified Digital Learning Educators are increasingly embracing the idea that unified digital learning has the power to deeply engage the learner and transform our education system. However, tackling the challenges associated with implementing technology in the classroom, using online resources, software and apps in digital learning can […]