The FTC is reviewing whether technology that analyzes the geometry of a user’s face to confirm that they are an adult can be used to comply with children’s online privacy laws.
EdWeek Market Brief surveyed districts on what kinds of devices they’re buying and what sources of money they’re using to pay for them.
In other noteworthy deals, a Mexican ed-tech company company that makes payment software for private schools raised $19 million in GSV-led round.
Instructure’s analysis looks at trends in school districts’ overall usage of digital products, and which tech tools have the most takeup.
A top reviewer of games at Common Sense Media talks about how companies can develop products that provide feedback to students, and capitalize on their motivation.
South Carolina has given all of the state’s school districts access to a consortium meant to create uniform ed-tech standards, including for protecting student data.
The consumer protection agency accused the video game company of misleading students into making purchases without their parents’ consent.
A University of Southern California program that supports ed-tech companies led by women and minorities has seen rapid growth in applicants addressing learning loss and other needs.
The acquisition of BrainPOP is part of Kirkbi’s goal to become a “global force for learning through play, be it physically or digitally,” the company says.
A new report gives the 20 most popular apps in school districts today, and makes the case for districts reining them in.