Student Data Security & Google Apps For Education

There have been a few articles in the media lately about Google’s use of student data and whether they mine data from their Google Apps for Education accounts.

I have put together a few resources and links below to help you answer questions from teachers, parents and students.

Last week in our E-Learning Conversation, we asked Suan from Google for a response to these articles.  You can see Google’s response in a blog post outlining what data Google collects from a Google Apps For Education account as well as how they use that data.

You might like to read an article published in the Financial Review.  I was interested in their claim that Microsoft is sponsoring lobby groups to fuel the debate.

Lastly, I came across this interesting blog post with lots of links and information.

What questions are people asking of you about student data mining and how are you answering them?

BYOD can stand for Bring Your Own Disaster

BYOD in schools: What works?

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), generally means your staff and students are bringing their personal devices to school. However BYOD can also include models where schools purchase the devices and lease them to students, schools mandate a device for parents to buy (BYODD) and everything in between.

In many schools BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Disaster, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Student ICT skills mapping

Students skills and fluency with ICT are just as important as teachers. As students progress through their schooling they are building a certain skill set with using ICT for learning and for life so schools need to consider what this progression looks like and where it is headed. I encourage schools to collaboratively map out students acquisition and mastery of key ICT skills.

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Searching effectively in Gmail

If there is one thing you can do to become more efficient in Gmail, it’s master Gmail search! Learning how to search effectively will allow you to narrow down your search results so that you can quickly pinpoint the exact email you are looking for. In this blog post, I’ll show what not to do when searching Gmail, and what to do instead.

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Outclassed Podcast

Fake News and Getting Google Search to Work For You Ep 27

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