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Posts Tagged with: Data

March 20th, 2014

The best advice makes simple sense, and we really enjoy reading advice especially when it pertains to use of technology, data security, and privacy in the classroom. Tom Vander Ark, who is the Founder and CEO of Getting Smart, wrote a solid piece earlier this week, Privacy Bills Block Personalization, Seek Private Benefit. Tom’s main focus surrounds the U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center’s (PTAC) “new guidance” on student privacy, educational resources and…   Read…

March 15th, 2012

By: Cathy Ellingsworth Educators are feeling more pressure than ever before due to increased accountability measures, from the lingering No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to the current hotbed of discussion around performance-based pay.  The Silverback Mileposts™ program was not created as a result of these initiatives; however it was created to address the same underlying dilemma that educators have faced ever since the chalk screeched across the first blackboard:  How do we maximize achievement…   Read…