Q&A with Bill Fitzgerald: New Senior Privacy Officer at LearnPlatform
New Research Reveals These are the 40 Most Accessed EdTech Tools in America
We know privacy matters. For students, teachers, districts, and for the edtech providers who handle their data. That’s why we’re excited to announce the newest member of our growing team — Bill Fitzgerald, Senior Privacy Officer at LearnPlatform.
Bill brings significant knowledge, experience, and thought leadership to LearnPlatform, in the areas of student data privacy and related issues, having previously led work at Common Sense Media/Education, Project Unicorn, and with various school districts and education organizations.
Get to know him a little better in this Q&A:
Districts & States Asked, We Answered: Here’s Your Complete Data Privacy Solution
U.S. school districts used an average of 703 different edtech products every month in the 2018-19 school year, according to the latest findings from our EdTech Top 40 research, conducted across 1,000 schools around the country and covering more than 1 million teachers and students.
Increasing Transparency Between IT Leaders and Product Providers to Support Student Success
LearnPlatform is releasing all-new functionality, integrations and upgrades to provide districts and states the complete student data privacy solution they need — and requested.
We’re Officially the Go-to EdTech Analytics Source for 1 Million Users
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:
To provide district technology leaders with insights and strategies to improve their edtech decision making;
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.
Two Questions K-12 EdTech Administrators Should Constantly Be Asking
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.
Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018
Whether you’re vetting countless potential apps for an upcoming school year or reviewing a single tool requested by your teachers, there are two primary questions K-12 administrators should constantly be asking themselves (or others) when selecting new edtech.
What's the Difference Between EdTech Management and Single Sign-on Authentication and Rostering?
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.
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).