July 14, 2020 —iKeepSafe is pleased to announce that Mote Technologies Inc, (https://justmote.me), has earned the iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications. These certifications signify that Mote’s platform for voice-powered feedback has been proactively and independently assessed by iKeepSafe, an experienced privacy protection organization.
iKeepSafe Privacy Certifications simplify privacy compliance for education technology vendors and make it easy for schools to identify websites, apps, data management platforms, and other technology products that follow various privacy laws governing student data. Products that carry the iKeepSafe badge provide educators and parents with assurance that the product meets iKeepSafe’s standards in the areas of privacy, safety, and security.
Mote is a Chrome extension for effortlessly adding voice-audio and voice-to-text feedback within GSuite and Google Classroom. Mote supports transcription in more than 15 world languages, including English, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese. Teachers use Mote to ask students questions and provide feedback quickly and with human connection. Whether they’re at home or in the classroom, Mote helps educators and students to stay connected.
“Soon after we launched Mote in mid-March this year, just as Covid-19 lockdowns started transforming the teaching experience for the world’s educators, we realized that Mote was fulfilling a vital role for teachers and their classes. As experienced product developers, but newcomers to the Education Technology space, we knew we needed to find a partner organization with the experience to guide us through the complexities of educational sector compliance,” said Mote Technologies CEO and co-founder Will Jackson. “We’ve been delighted by iKeepSafe’s approach and are thrilled to have now joined the ranks of respected, iKeepSafe-certified EdTech companies.”
“By earning the iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Privacy Certifications, Mote has clearly shown their dedication to safeguarding student data,” said iKeepSafe President Amber Lindsay. “Users can feel confident that Mote meets iKeepSafe’s high standards of data privacy protection.”
About Mote Technologies, Inc.
Mote Technologies is a fast-growing startup focused on helping the world learn faster through feedback. Its first product is a Chrome extension for effortlessly adding voice-audio and voice-to-text feedback within GSuite and Google Classroom. The company, co-founded by former BBC and Vevo executives Will Jackson and Alex Nunes, is developing a platform for requesting, receiving and rewarding formative, non-evaluative feedback, for a lifetime of faster, friendlier learning.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation. To view iKeepSafe’s list of assessed products, visit https://ikeepsafe.org/products/.