Bill Fitzgerald of Common Sense Media on EdTech NOW

Our guest today is Bill Fitzgerald, Director of the Privacy Evaluation Initiative at Common Sense Media. Bill evaluates the privacy practices of vendors building education tech, and was also a classroom teacher for 16 years.

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Key Takeaways:

  • “One of the things that we try and do at Common Sense is, you know, look for ways where we can actually help people working in the classrooms make informed decisions more quickly” Bill at 1:47
  • “We never lose when we are intentional about our pedagogy, and we try and actually provide tools and resources to let people be more intentional about what they used and how they do it.” Bill at 3:11
  • “The problem with news literacy and media literacy is that adults are just as susceptible to it as students are.” Bill at 5:06
  • “I don’t think there’s a single person alive, myself included, who’s on social media who hasn’t liked or retweeted something questionable” Bill at 6:57
  • “Get something to a point where it’s reasonably clean and share it, because your imperfect thing is somebody else’s ideal starting point, but you’ll never know that until you put it out there.” Bill at 12:48

Resourses Mentioned:

-Mike Caulfied

OER Commons 

Createive Commons

US Department of Education 

Read the transcript here.