Increasing Transparency Between IT Leaders and Product Providers to Support Student Success

Recently, our CEO and co-founder, Karl Rectanus, was a presenter for three sessions at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, FL, including a workshop with Jenny Herrera, Senior Director of ProjectEd.

The primary objectives during these sessions were:

  1. To provide district technology leaders with insights and strategies to improve their edtech decision making;

  2. To bridge the gap between districts and vendors, so that all parties benefits and achieve in the collective mission to improve student success.

Here are three takeaways focused on increasing transparency between IT leaders and product providers through peer sharing and access to data that promotes success for all learners.

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We’re Officially the Go-to EdTech Analytics Source for 1 Million Users

Since we began our work of delivering actionable edtech insights and analytics to K-12 school and districts across the country back in 2014, we have consistently heard the same challenge from many of them: “If we don’t know what edtech tools our teachers and students are using, how can we effectively manage things like product efficacy, student data privacy and transparency to parents?”

Flash forward two and a half years, and we’re excited to announce that our tool for delivering these insights, the LearnPlatform Google Chrome extensions have officially “gone platinum,” reaching more than 1-million users nationwide. See what they’re all about.


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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Over the past 12 months, we’re provide edtech heroes like you, from around the country, with research on the latest trends in education technology, detailed analyses of important topics like student data privacy and interoperability, and actionable strategies for saving time, saving money and improving outcomes. We’re proud of the insights we’ve shared and couldn’t be more excited for what we have to share in 2019.

Until then, here are our top 10 most popular blog posts from 2018. We hope you’ll see an old favorite on the list or find a new piece to share with your fellow educators as we head into the new year.

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What's the Difference Between EdTech Management and Single Sign-on Authentication and Rostering?

The education market has never been more inundated with classroom technology. Education organizations need tools that save time, save money and improve outcomes as they expand their students’ access to digital learning solutions.

As such, the importance of education technology management (“edtech management”) platforms that help organizations achieve these goals is steadily on the rise. With that rise comes some confusion, particularly when compared to tools that offer single sign-on (SSO) authentication and rostering (for example, Clever or Classlink).

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Four New Reasons LearnPlatform Has the ‘Most Charming Team in EdTech’

If it seems like every few months we’re introducing you to a handful of new team members, well, that’s because we are. As LearnPlatform continues to grow and reach new districts across the country, so does our diverse team of passionate educators, researchers and technologists. This “charming” group of individuals (as we’ve been called) is helping to drive the mission of expanding equitable access for all students to the best edtech around. So, what can we say? We enjoy bragging on them a little bit. Here are a few of the newer faces around the LearnPlatform office.

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