Top 3 Takeaways from ATLIS 2019

Top 3 Takeaways from ATLIS 2019 By Drew Millikin | April 23, 2019 Three days in Dallas with hundreds of tech-minded educators? We're in! This year, I had the chance to attend the ATLIS annual conference for the first time, along with our Vidigami Pros; Mandy Chan (Founder and President), Naz Madani (Head of [...]

By |2019-04-24T15:14:10+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Events, Partners, Press Releases, What We Think|0 Comments

Access to Photos on School iPads?

Access to Photos on School iPads? 3 considerations for user and content access in school-issued devices. By Bill Miles | April 16, 2019 Earlier this week, the New Haven Register (CT) reported that a parent from one of the Hamden Public Schools raised privacy concerns when she learned that her child had access to [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:23:25+00:00April 16th, 2019|Privacy and Security, What We Think|0 Comments

The Deal with ‘De-anonymizing’

The Deal with 'De-anonymizing' By Drew Millikin | March 27, 2019 There was a fascinating segment on NPR’s Weekend Edition recently about ‘de-anonymization’, or, exposing individual’s identities out in public using Google. Professor Kate Klonick at St. John’s University Law School challenged her students to use Google to identify strangers based solely on what [...]

By |2019-03-27T11:05:07+00:00March 27th, 2019|Privacy and Security, What We Think|0 Comments

2 Questions to Ask Before Adopting Yet Another Social Platform

2 Questions to Ask Before Adopting Yet Another Social Platform By Drew Millikin | March 27, 2019 I started my journey in education back in 2004, when I was working for the admissions office at Saint Michael’s College. Ever since, I’ve had my hand in marketing and the EdTech world. Now, I am a [...]

By |2019-03-27T10:26:07+00:00March 27th, 2019|What We Think|0 Comments

“Why School MarCom People Are Overworked” – What We Think.

"Why School MarCom People Are Overworked" - What We Think. By Drew Millikin | March 15, 2019 A great post from InspirED (Why School Marcom People are Overworked) recently got me thinking. Yes, marketing and communications offices are totally understaffed compared to their primary on-campus customers, Admissions and Development Offices. But, not only are they understaffed, but the [...]

By |2019-03-15T17:13:43+00:00March 15th, 2019|What We Think|0 Comments

Louisiana’s Student Data Privacy Law

Louisiana’s Student Data Privacy Law: A Look Into The Future of What Student Data Privacy Laws Will Look Like In Your State. By Bill Miles | March 12, 2019 In 2014, Louisiana passed the nation’s strictest Student Data Privacy Law (L.A.R.S 17:3914 (Act 837 of 2014)). In passing this, Louisiana lawmakers were responding to [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:35:44+00:00March 12th, 2019|Privacy and Security, What We Think|0 Comments

Is It The End of Open Social Networks for Schools?

Is It The End of Open Social Networks for Schools? By Bill Miles | March 8, 2019 Mark Zuckerberg’s recent blog post regarding Facebook’s commitment to move away from an open social platform to smaller, private networks has opened up a lot of questions for schools. One of the big ones...is whether schools should [...]

By |2019-03-11T14:59:56+00:00March 11th, 2019|Privacy and Security, What We Think|0 Comments

Has Facebook Finally Come Clean?

Has Facebook Finally Come Clean? By Drew Millikin | March 7, 2019 According to a new report from the Washington Post, Facebook has stated that it will now begin shift its focus. What started as a global social network where users can communicate to large audiences is now gearing up to become a collective [...]

By |2019-03-07T15:00:33+00:00March 7th, 2019|Privacy and Security, What We Think|0 Comments

Top Takeaways from NAISAC 2019

Top Takeaways from NAISAC 2019 By Drew Millikin | March 5, 2019 Last week, over 2,500 educators around the globe convened in Long Beach, California for the 2019 NAIS Annual Conference. This year’s theme was Reimagining Independent Schools: Tearing Down Walls, Building Capacity, and Designing our Future. There were dozens of sessions summarizing what [...]

By |2019-03-06T10:28:50+00:00March 5th, 2019|Events, Press Releases, What We Think|0 Comments

Does California’s Consumer Data Protection Law Apply To Your Educational Institution?

Does California’s Consumer Data Protection law apply to your educational institution (even if you are not in California)? By Bill Miles | February 15, 2019 More news on the state law privacy landscape from last year. On June 28, 2018, the California legislature passed and the governor signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) [...]

By |2019-03-06T16:45:19+00:00February 15th, 2019|Privacy and Security, What We Think|1 Comment