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Oakland Literacy Podcast



Welcome to Oakland School's Literacy Podcast. Most of the podcasts are focused on literacy, although occasionally other topics are covered. 


These podcasts are also under the Resources section of the Oakland Schools' Literacy website:

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes as well:


I hope you enjoy these podcasts.

If you wish to contact me, here is my email: Les Howard






May 7, 2015

The ability to collect, and store, vast amounts of information about students is becoming increasingly easier and cheaper.

At its best, this information can be used to support students, at its worst, the information can be used against students often without their knowledge. This information can be stored, and manipulated, forever.

Chris Gilliard, Hugh CulikDaniel Hoops and Jason Almerigi provide an insightful and interesting discussion on this issue.

Some links to sites mentioned in the podcast:



Data Quality Campaign

A Parents Guide to Student Privacy

Data Mining and Students: A Curated Resource