Monday, July 11, 2016

Clever Video Illustrates How Apps Track Data: It’s Like Stalking. – Missouri Education Watchdog

Clever Video Illustrates How Apps Track Data: It’s Like Stalking. – Missouri Education Watchdog:

Clever Video Illustrates How Apps Track Data: It’s Like Stalking.

shop keeper app


If a picture is worth a thousand words then the video below is worth several thousand words and multiple articles on what occurs in the app tracking of your student in public school.  Data information captured from your student’s key strokes are then inserted in a personally identifiable permanent data set which follows them cradle to grave.   In place of a shopkeeper role portraying an app, pretend she’s a teacher asking your child these questions as he/she has them using classroom apps on their hand held devices or computers.   From The Danish Consumer Council:







Some of the comments on the youtube video state that you can turn off information to apps.  You can choose to use a phone app or not.
Do you have the ability to turn off the information on the apps that your student is required to use in the classroom?  Do you even know what apps students are using, what information is being gathered and who has access to this personally identifiable information?  Guest editor Cheri Kiesecker weighs in on just some of the information gathered on your student:

Classroom apps collect data. By logging in, they already have the student’s ID and/ or name. Then some apps ( like LEARN ZILLION) for example, collect names of your siblings, parents, pet names, etc. NAVIANCE is worse– it does actual personality surveys, and has access to financial info because it also handles student grants and loan applications.

If you haven’t asked your school district and state legislators on what data is being gathered, who it is disseminated to and for what purpose, it’s Clever Video Illustrates How Apps Track Data: It’s Like Stalking. – Missouri Education Watchdog:

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