security

Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This past week at school, I accidentally clicked a bad link while setting up a fresh installation of Windows10. This dramatically highlighted how easy it is for someone today to accidentally install malware or adware on a computer, and why friends shouldn’t let friends use the Edge Web Browser or the Bing search engine by Microsoft. By comparison, the Chrome web browser and Google’s search engine are MUCH more secure and safe. In this post, I’ll share more details from last…

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eSafety Solution for Schools and Districts – Education Article

Earlier this spring the team behind NetSupport DNA reached out to share some of the eSafety solutions they offer schools. Their goal is to provide schools and districts with resources that protect students online and proactively alert staff about issues that may arise during the school year. With a focus on at-risk students, their tool can identify actions related to bullying. The idea of eSafety at school is definitely a sensitive topic. So I was interested in learning more about…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This month we have seen an uptick in phishing attacks against our faculty and staff at school. Here is a copy of some suggestions for responding to and protecting against email phishing attacks which I shared this evening via email with our team. General guidelines for responding to email phishing attacks are: If you are concerned that someone who has emailed you via a suspicious message is in genuine trouble or needs assistance, contact them directly through a phone call or…

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Digital Classrooms 2018 – edtechdigest.blog – Education Article

5 K-12 trends plus the technologies and strategies for meeting their demands. GUEST COLUMN | by Dan Rivera As predicted,[1] mobile-first digital learning not only spread throughout K-12 districts nation-wide last year, it also generated various associated technology initiatives.[2] These included a proliferation of IoT for everything from Apple TVs in the classroom to weather stations for the science lab; the automation of tedious tasks, such as taking attendance, via location-based technologies; and the growing use of big data to…

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