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G Suite For Education: Collaboration-Based Pedagogy | Featured Reports | Publications. Statements gathered and edited by Andréanne Turgeon, Editor, Profweb. In November of 2015, Maxime Ross, a Techno-pedagogical Advisor at the Cégep de Rimouski, published an In-depth report on Profweb entitled Le projet Chromebook et le déploiement des outils Google pour l’Éducation. In this report, he presented the main steps that led to the introduction of Google Classroom and Chromebook laptops to a cohort of students in the Arts and Sciences program (AS). This first experiment aimed to explore Google's cloud-based tools, to verify their pedagogical use and to justify their deployment to the entire Cégep de Rimouski college community.

So where are things now, a year later? Overview Editor’s Note: Beginning on September 29th 2016, Google Apps for Education was rebranded as G Suite for Education. We would like to help other educational establishments whose realities are similar to ours to discover this technological model. Addressing a Few Concerns: Advertising, Privacy and Confidentiality. Google Changes Its Tune When it Comes to Tracking Students. Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google. There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Google Account, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier.

As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy explains: What information we collect and why we collect it. How we use that information. The choices we offer, including how to access and update information. We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Information we collect We collect information in the following ways: Information you give us. Information you share. Protecting Students with Google Apps for Education. Posted by Bram Bout, Director, Google for EducationToday more than 30 million students, teachers and administrators globally rely on Google Apps for Education.

Earning and keeping their trust drives our business forward. We know that trust is earned through protecting their privacy and providing the best security measures.This is why, from day one, we turned off ads by default in Apps for Education services. Last year, we removed ads from Google Search for signed-in K-12 users altogether. So, if you’re a student logging in to your Apps for Education account at school or at home, when you navigate to, you will not see ads.Of course, good privacy requires strong security. We have more than 400 full-time engineers — the world’s foremost experts in security — working to protect your information. Main Safe Harbor Homepage. On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice issued a judgment declaring as “invalid” the European Commission’s Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000 “on the adequacy of the protection provided by the safe harbour privacy principles and related frequently asked questions issued by the US Department of Commerce.”

In the current rapidly changing environment, the Department of Commerce will continue to administer the Safe Harbor program, including processing submissions for self-certification to the Safe Harbor Framework. If you have questions, please contact the European Commission, the appropriate European national data protection authority, or legal counsel. Please click here for information regarding the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, including a statement by Secretary Pritzker and a factsheet. In order to bridge these differences in approach and provide a streamlined means for U.S. organizations to comply with the Directive, the U.S. The U.S. To get started, please use the following links: Google Apps for Work Security Guidance: Administrator good practice. This document gives deployment security considerations when using the Google Admin Console (GAC) to configure the Google Apps for Work (GAFW) web service. The secure configuration of this cloud hosted service aligns with government’s guidance on implementing the Cloud Security Principles.

Please send any feedback you may have to 1. Google Admin Console The GAC allows an administrator of Google Apps for Work to configure users’ settings and privileges, including restricting user access to Google Apps. When GAFW is initially deployed, a number of Google Apps and services are available by default. The GAC provides security options that need to be addressed under Admin console | Security | Basic settings Password length and complexity should meet existing guidance. 2. Google Apps for Work uses Organisational Units (OUs) as user groups to control which Apps, services, features and settings are available to users. 3. 4. 5.

Where The Sidewalk Ends: Wading Through Google's Terms of Service for Education. 11 min read Google Apps for Education has been very popular in K12 and higher ed. The service is free, and Google makes some carefully phrased claims about how Apps for Edu does not show ads to users within the core suite of Apps. These claims are often repeated with less nuance by consultants who have been certified to train schools and districts on using Google Apps. Unfortunately, as is often the case, the reality doesn't live up to the sound bite.

In this post, we will examine the loopholes that permit data collected from students with Google Apps accounts to be used for non-educational purposes. Google has five main issues that complicate absolute claims about what Google does or doesn't do with data collected from people within Google Apps for Edu. We'll get into more detail in this post, but the tl;dr version runs like this: Google defines a narrow set of applications as "core" Apps for Edu services. Background There's A Hole In The Bucket Integration with Third Party Apps 1.4 Ads. Google Terms of Service – Privacy & Terms – Google. Both the law and these terms give you the right to (1) a certain quality of service, and (2) ways to fix problems if things go wrong. Warranty We provide our services using reasonable skill and care. If we don’t meet the quality level described in this warranty, you agree to tell us and we’ll work with you to try to resolve the issue.

Disclaimers The only commitments we make about our services (including the content in the services, the specific functions of our services, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs) are provided in (1) the Warranty section; (2) the service-specific additional terms; and (3) laws that can’t be limited by these terms. Liabilities For all users Both the law and these terms try to strike a balance as to what you or Google can claim from the other in case of problems. These terms only limit our responsibilities as allowed by applicable law. For business users and organizations only If you’re a business user or organization: Google Apps Terms of Service – Google Apps.

The Customer agreeing to these terms (“Customer”) and Google Inc., Google Ireland Limited, Google Commerce Limited or Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (as applicable, “Google”) have entered into a Google Apps for Work Agreement, Google Apps Enterprise Agreement, Google Apps for Business Agreement, Google Apps for Work via Reseller Agreement, Google Apps Enterprise via Reseller Agreement, Google Apps for Business via Reseller Agreement, Google Apps for Education Agreement or Google Apps for Education via Reseller Agreement, as applicable (as amended to date, the "Google Apps Agreement"). This amendment (the “Data Processing Amendment”) is entered into by Customer and Google as of the Amendment Effective Date and amends the Google Apps Agreement.

Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google. Google Apps Terms of Service – Google Apps. Le présent Avis de confidentialité décrit la manière dont Google collecte et utilise les informations issues de comptes Google Apps for Education. Il complète les Règles de confidentialité de Google générales, lesquelles s'appliquent également à ces comptes. Création de comptes par l'administrateur. Le compte Google Apps for Education d'un élève est un compte Google créé par l'administrateur du domaine et associé à l'établissement où est inscrit l'élève.

Lors de la création d'un tel compte, l'administrateur peut être amené à fournir certaines informations personnelles, y compris, par exemple, le prénom, le nom de famille et l'adresse e-mail de l'élève. Google Apps for Education Core and Additional services - Google Apps Administrator Help. FactSheet DataSecurityandPrivacywithGoogle. Google is tracking students as it sells more products to schools, privacy advocates warn.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) In public classrooms across the country, the corporate name that is fast becoming as common as pencils and erasers is Google. More than half of K-12 laptops or tablets purchased by U.S. schools in the third quarter were Chromebooks, cheap laptops that run Google software. Beyond its famed Web search, the company freely offers word processing and other software to schools. In total, Google programs are used by more than 50 million students and teachers around the world, the company says. But Google is also tracking what those students are doing on its services and using some of that information to sell targeted ads, according to a complaint filed with federal officials by a leading privacy advocacy group.

And because of the arrangement between Google and many public schools, parents often can’t keep the company from collecting their children’s data, privacy experts say. “Google’s primary source of income is collecting data on people,” he said. World-leading compendium of Google Antitrust Research. Google Monitor - Holding Google Accountable Google Monitor | Holding Google Accountable. Google Apps for Education Dangers – An Open Letter to School Administrators, School Boards & Parent Associations | The Precursor Blog by Scott Cleland.

Dear School Administrators, School Boards, and Parent Associations, If you assume Google is careful to protect your students when they use Google Apps for Education, you are sadly mistaken. Too many assume that someone else must have done the due diligence necessary to ensure that Google Apps for Education adequately protects students’ privacy and safety, because they unfortunately did not. If they had, they would have been alarmed at Google’s shocking history of knowing disregard for the privacy and safety of their users including students. This open letter will spotlight student privacy/safety concerns with Google that responsible parents and educators would want to know, given that Google Apps for Education, and Google’s other services, pervasively insinuate themselves into so many aspects of their students’ education and private lives.

It also will provide an important jumpstart to long-overdue, better due diligence of Google’s impact on student privacy and safety. I. A. B. C. D. E. Best Practices for Data Security in Google Apps @ NC State | Google Apps @ NC State. In 2010, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) began offering Google Apps accounts to NC State students, and in 2011, to university faculty and staff (collectively referred to as “Users”). The information provided below explains the appropriate use of private and sensitive data utilizing Google Apps Education Edition as it relates to your role at NC State.

Appropriate Use of Private and Sensitive Data NC State and Google have negotiated contractual terms and conditions that protect the privacy and confidentiality of university student, faculty, staff, and alumni data in the NC State Google Apps suite of services (“Google Apps @ NC State”). As a result, you may use Google Apps @ NC State to conduct university activities that are aligned with your role at the university, provided that you do so in accordance with all of the following: Your Data in Relation to Google Appropriate Use of Email By its nature, email is an unsecured medium for sharing sensitive information.

[Back to top] The facts about student data privacy in Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks. Posted by Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Google Apps for Education Our goal is to ensure teachers and students everywhere have access to powerful, affordable and easy-to-use tools for teaching, learning and working together. We have always been firmly committed to keeping student information private and secure. On December 1st, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published a complaint regarding Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and other products and services especially Chrome Sync. While we appreciate the EFF’s focus on student data privacy, we are confident that our tools comply with both the law and our promises, including the Student Privacy Pledge, which we signed earlier this year.

The co-authors of the Student Privacy Pledge, The Future of Privacy Forum and The Software and Information Industry Association have both criticized EFF's interpretation of the Pledge and their complaint. We build products that help teachers teach and help students learn. Google Hit With A Student Privacy Complaint : NPR Ed. Google Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in use in Arlington, Texas. Google hide caption toggle caption Google Google Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in use in Arlington, Texas. Google Google products are growing as ubiquitous in classrooms as dry-erase markers. This software is free to use, for the most part. EFF has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, charging that Google is in violation of a legally binding agreement signed by 200 companies called the Student Privacy Pledge.

Understanding the substance of this complaint requires learning a little more about how Web services work: When you or I are logged in to Google, whether we're using Search, Maps or Gmail, one account is following us around — sometimes even in the physical world — collecting information. For students, though, the rules are supposed to be different. The EFF's complaint, however, pertains to non-core services: sites like Blogger, Photos, Maps and YouTube. Google Stops Mining Education Gmail And Google Apps Accounts For Ad Targeting. Google will no longer scan student and teacher Gmail messages or use data from Apps for Education for advertising purposes, the company told the WSJ today.

The move comes after Google’s use of data from its education products came under fire by students and others during a court case last year that claimed the scanning violated user privacy rights. The company’s director of Google for Education Bram Bout told the WSJ that all scanning of Gmail and any collection and use of data from Apps for Education, which includes Google Docs, will stop. Previously, ads weren’t included in education apps, but the company still scanned them for information to be used later in other areas to target ads to users. Google also said it’s looking at making similar moves in its Apps for business and for government products. Protecting Students with Google Apps for Education.

The facts about student data privacy in Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks. Google Apps Terms of Service – Google Apps. Google for Education: Tools schools can trust.