Reviews on Data Privacy Related to Educational Technology Tools
A group of K–12 educators concerned about data privacy has created an online searchable library called Check the Privacy, which contains information on more than 7,000 edtech tools and programs. The searchable library will be available before the 2019–2020 school year. Teachers will be able use the database to choose the safest products and ensure the security of student data privacy. Check the Privacy will include a brief description of each product, a place for educators to write and read reviews, information on price, and additional privacy resources and snapshots from education privacy groups such as Project Unicorn, Data Quality Campaign, Future of Privacy Forum, and Student Data Privacy Consortium. As companies shut down, new ones launch, and others evolve, Check the Privacy’s Learn team and advisory board of 20 state and district leaders will update the library to ensure that privacy information for products is current.
Every year, we conduct a survey of our Big Deal Media K–12 Technology Newsletter readers. The survey not only helps us improve our publications and resources, but also gives us insight into the landscape of technology in K–12 schools. Check out the findings from this year’s survey.
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