Bill Fitzgerald of Common Sense Media on EdTech NOW Transcript

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Lee: This is “EdTech NOW,” a short podcast about educational technology and how it’s used in the classroom. “EdTech NOW” is made possible by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that makes reading fun and easy using the entire web and delivers reading progress and online usage metrics to administrators. Now, here’s our host, Noah Geisel, Education Director at Stackup.

Noah: Hi, Lee. Great to be here with you today, and our guest today is Bill Fitzgerald, who’s director of the Privacy Evaluation Initiative at Common Sense Media. Bill evaluates the privacy practices of vendors building educational technology and was also a classroom teacher for 16 years. Bill, welcome to the podcast.

Bill: Hey, great to be here, Noah. Thank you for having me.

Noah: Bill, Common Sense Media has been around about as long as what we think of today as educational technology. And so I’m curious from the Common Sense lens, how has EdTech become more and more pervasive in our learning? And how has Common …

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