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.

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations-Reuters With mounting concerns about school safety, screen addiction,  screen time's known health and brain effects, increase in internet crimes against…
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Big Gov meet Big Brother? The U.S. Race to Beat China. HART and #AI, and OpenData, and a Light-Touch on Data Privacy.

The government has some big ideas on big data. The Federal Data Strategy-- calling for feedback. According to this public notice, the Bipartisan Policy Center is hosting a November 8…
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Google Wants Globally Shared, Interoperable Data, calls it “Privacy”. Watch Congressional Data Privacy Hearing with Tech Industry

Watch here Wednesday morning 10am EST September 26, 2018  as Congressional Senate Commerce Committee talks data privacy with tech giants Twitter, Google, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, and Charter Communications Inc. In…
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Google’s Economic Intelligence Report. “Driving the Skills Agenda: Preparing students for the future” Merging Education and Workforce Pathways

Who knew Google played a role in the ed-workforce 21st Century Skills (data) pipeline?    Google for Education commissioned this 2015 study entitled, Driving the skills agenda: Preparing students for the…
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NWEA MAP Assessments. Study connects test disengagement to student deep-rooted problems. 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 hidden algorithms are a problem,…
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Bombshell Study: Thousands of Educational Apps are Improperly Tracking Children. Parents, click here to see the over 4,000 educational apps that are profiling children.

EdWeek recently wrote about a study that found Android educational apps from the Google Play Store (remember Google built Android, Google Analytics) are improperly sharing children's data with third parties.…
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Unicorns, brain scans, mind tracking, and behavioral data? Oh my. President Trump is Reviewing FERPA, HIPPA, and Replacing Student Privacy Chief--what does this mean for edtech Unicorns and for students?

Project Unicorn Partners presented on Brain Scanning, Data Interoperability, and Student Behavior at 2018 The annual edtech fest was held March 5-8, 2018. is where education software companies come to…
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2011 Video: Personalized Learning’s Plan to Replace Teachers? “It means a different staffing model which costs less and works better”

The last few years have seen an astronomical increase in screen time and “blended learning” being required in schools, starting even in preschool and kindergarten.  Many schools require students to pay a…
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