Common Sense Media is always one of my go-to sites for all things involving digital literacy, both as a parent and an edtecher. Their latest project just solidifies their position. The Common Sense Privacy Evaluation Initiative helps, in their words, to “clarify privacy policies so that teachers can make smart choices about the learning tools they use with students, and schools and districts can participate in evaluating the technology used in K–12 classrooms.” Much like succinct reviews of movies and games for kids, Common Sense is now rating how well edtech companies adhere to privacy standards—from use responsibly, to use with caution, to not recommended. I suggest adding it to your bookmarks ASAP!
—Kevin Hogan, Content Director