It started with a yellow sticky note stuck to a student computer. It ended with a hacked IT system and the expulsion of two students.
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The price of getting information about your child’s school should not be losing your privacy to online ad brokers.
HTTPS is important. Implementing HTTPS – in many cases – is easy. Not implementing it by a deadline that has been years in coming is a mark of shame and deserves to be called out as such.
Countries – like China and the UK – are rapidly moving to deploy facial recognition technology in their primary and secondary schools. In the U.S., we would do well to follow a different path. The ACLU is at the forefront of the charge to ensure that doesn’t happen, and they deserve our support for it.
Scholastic, one of the most beloved of all education brands, fails to provide even rudimentary security protections for some of its publicly available digital products directed to children under 13.
If you care about your digital privacy and security, here is the tech gear to bring with you to ISTE 2018.
Largely unexamined in the large-scale shift to digital learning in education are the accompanying ethical considerations. Indeed, the issues and tradeoffs that school leaders and teachers face in using technology in schools and for education — whether free or for a fee — are more complex than they have ever been.