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Supporting the EdTech Community with By Design and By Default principles

Have you ever wondered what GDPR Compliance means for EdTech Vendors or for Schools?

Late last year I sent out a series of tweets referencing what schools and EdTech vendors need to do around The Children’s Code. Following on from the session at BETT this year from 5Rights and a separate session from ICO and Prof Dr Gers Graus, I thought it would be good to bring these back…
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Looking at a ‘least access’ approach, from both a data protection and safeguarding point of view

It was so good to be back at BETT a few weeks ago, and there are a raft of really good reports, talks and narratives about what people found, were inspired by or even scared by. My regular tweets and retweets covered some of these, rather than to try to list as many as I…
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The Problem With the EdTech Community is …

Well, there isn’t really a problem. Or rather the are so many little ones that to say there is a problem is like saying coastal erosion is a problem. And knowledge and understanding of this can save you so many headaches and worries. One thing that is consistent is that due to a lack of…
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Recording of Online Lessons

I read, with interest, a discussion on LinkedIn about the recording of lessons being conducted via online teaching. This is not exactly a new discussion. There have been discussions about recording video-conferencing as far back as 2002 that I am aware of (Becta and Becta’s ICT Research Network), and I am sure that there has…
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Supporting School Business Tech

I had the pleasure of talking with Ryan Green on School Business Tech earlier a few days ago. The Youtube channel is hosting a range of interviews about how things are changing in the technology used behind runnings schools and the previous session from Graham Reed was so insightful and I hope that my session has…
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My Data Protection World

K.I.S.S.

When I get asked what the single largest issue is with helping schools on their data protection and privacy journeys, I try to stop laughing and explain that you cannot focus on one thing and treat it with a silver bullet. It is never just one thing. Neither is it a bunch of things on their…
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My Data Protection World

It always seems strange, writing that first article or post on a new site. This is no different.Over the coming months, I will be introducing you to a wide range of information about how EdTech, schools and families are heavily intertwined. I look forward to sharing with you all.