CT Ed Tech: Programs & Services

Connecticut Educational Software Hub

The State Commission for Educational Technology's Connecticut Educational Software Hub supports school districts and educational technology providers by streamlining compliance with State statute (Sections 10-234aa - 10-234dd) and sharing intelligence on purchasing, efficacy, and return on investment. View a demonstration of the Hub here, use this sample language to encourage vendors to visit, and see the following sections for more details.

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Compliance
Single point of reference for districts and vendors, allowing companies to review and sign Connecticut Student Data Privacy Pledge and educators to search for products pledged as compliant. Companies should visit the FAQ page to learn more about compliance issues, such as using the Pledge as a contract rider. 
Local, State, and National Community
Ability to connect with educators within and across school districts to share feedback on the costs and instructional value of educational technology products.
Product Library
Searchable list of more than 3,500 titles based on subject, grade level, technology platform, and other criteria.
Chrome Integration
Browser extension that allows district leaders to track actual usage of software and identify potentially non-compliant products.
Product Report Cards
Ability to create and share rubric-based scorecards of products according to feature set, impact on student learning, and professional development supports.
Additional Features
Premium (paid) district-level features such as software approval workflows and advanced reporting.

Learn more and engage in Connecticut's K - 12 educational technology community:

Connecticut.LearnPlatform.com

NOTE: The Commission does not assess or evaluate software for data privacy compliance or quality. This work remains the responsibility of boards of education, as defined by State statute.

Also from the Commission for Educational Technology:

Student Data Privacy Toolkit
An explanation of the law with definitions and obligations for K - 12 boards of education as well as educational contractors and operators. Includes resources to support districts in the areas of training, communication, and general compliance.
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Content Last Modified on 11/13/2017 10:44:19 AM