The privacy risks of AI use at school | District Administration Magazine

By Emily Ann BrownDistrict Administration, October 2018 9/13/2018

When voice-activated tools are used in the classroom, school leaders need to safeguard student data.

Whether school system leaders realize it or not, voice-activated, artificial intelligence devices such as Alexa and Google Home are becoming a part of classrooms.

“I know of a lot of school districts where teachers use it, and in some districts the [school administrator] knows about it, but in other districts they don’t,”  says Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology and chief technology officer for Mount Greylock Regional School District in Massachusetts. (read more)

Source: The privacy risks of AI use at school | District Administration Magazine

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Eileen Belastock, CETL, is an educational leader who is fueled by the belief that learning anytime/anywhere is critical for both students and educators. Throughout her career in both the corporate and educational settings, Eileen Belastock has encouraged and supported both adult and student learners to challenge themselves to find their passions, grow as lifelong learners and transform education for future generations. Through her articles in online publications such as Tech & Learning, eSchoolNews, and EdScoop, Eileen Belastock spotlights highly innovative educators and administrators as they work to ensure digital equity, student data privacy, and safety in school districts. Eileen can be reached at @eileenbelastock and at

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