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ParentSquare Joins Access 4 Learning Student Data Privacy Consortium

Amid a growing call by cybersecurity experts and privacy advocates for tighter student data protection measures, and two big data breaches in recent months compromising the personal information of millions of students, unified school-home engagement provider ParentSquare has joined the nonprofit Access for Learning Community’s Student Data Privacy Consortium, the company said this week.

Two More Districts, in California & Washington, Add 22K to Number of Students Impacted by Illuminate Breach

Two more school districts, Waterford USD in California and Renton in Washington state, have filed state-mandated notification letters with their respective state Attorney Generals revealing that their students — a combined total of at least 22,000 — were among the millions across the country impacted by the Illuminate Education breach of private student data.

These DisplayNote Solutions Enable Wireless Screencasting on Any Connected Devices: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

In this June 28 video interview from ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans, Ed Morgan illustrates how DisplayNote's Montage software solution helps K–12 teachers who want to wirelessly share any device's screen to the main display in a classroom and how the Broadcast solution lets a teacher screencast to up to 40 students in real-time.

How the PowerSchool Dashboards Work in Unified Insights, Unified Curriculum & Instruction: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

From #ISTELive22, Sam Sale showed THE Journal readers how the educator dashboard of two PowerSchool K–12 software solutions bring together multiple sources of data to simplify real-time interventions and lesson decision-making for teachers and administrators: Unified Insights with MTSS and Unified Classroom Curriculum and Instruction.

How a Pen Tablet Offers Teachers More Freedom in a Digital Classroom: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Wacom technology provider brought its education pen tablets and pen displays to ISTE Live 2022 and illustrated how its wireless pen tablets make teaching in a digital classroom easier and allow educators to mark up documents shown on a screen while they move around a classroom.

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Eduverse VR Platform from Avantis: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Avantis Education debuted its new Eduverse, dubbed as an educational metaverse for K–12 teachers and students, at ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans on June 27, and Chris Klein gave THE Journal readers a quick walk-through via video interview, below.

When Schools Use Online STEM Programs, Everyone Wins

A technology teacher from New York explains how the online STEM instruction platform CoderZ is an accessible method of teaching coding and helps him introduce students to some of the realities of working in IT and prepares his students for success in the workplace.

How ParentSquare Simplifies & Improves Parent-Teacher Communications: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

THE Journal's ISTELive2022 ed tech chat with ParentSquare Chief Strategy Officer Chad Stevens, who explains what ParentSquare does and how it simplifies and improves parent-teacher communications.

Watch a Quick Demo of Promethean's New ActivPanel 9 Display: Ed Tech Chat at ISTE Live 2022

Watch a thorough 4-minute overview of Promethean's new ActivPanel 9 Interactive Display for Education, unveiled on June 27 at ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans in this video demo live from the expo hall.

See a Quick Introduction to AVerMedia's Audio Solutions for Classrooms: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

THE Journal's ISTELive2022 ed tech chat with AVerMedia's Jacky Chen, who offers a quick overview of AVerMedia's top-selling audio solutions and equipment built for K–12 classrooms.

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