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.
Against the backdrop of COVID-19, racial violence, and action for justice and healing, back-to-school is nothing like normal. But as schools reopen—online, in person, or both—Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is offering a series of webinars that will look at the challenges of the moment.
With many K–12 schools moving to a hybrid learning model this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom is adding new features designed to help teachers manage virtual classrooms. The free Zoom for Education plan includes more control over virtual classroom views.
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