K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors

EdTech Magazine

Each student receives either a Lenovo touch-screen laptop or a Microsoft Surface for use in the classroom and for homework. As the technology director at Harpeth Hall, Justin Dover works to provide a layer of safety for students’ internet access.

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Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

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According to the fact sheet that the White House recently released, here’s what we know: Adobe has delivered creativity and e-learning software to over 950,000 students and teachers at more than 1,450 schools and launched more than 20 district-wide Adobe & ConnectED programs. Esri has granted 200,000 students access to its professional online GIS mapping software for doing projects.

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?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech

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Access to the identities of staff and students is one of the main attractions for hackers. Need for flexibility: “I need access to the server to integrate other applications.”. Skepticism that the cloud is more secure: “Even if the applications are hosted, cybercriminals can still access our data if they hack our network.”. And perhaps in the future, E-rate can be modified to help districts fund cybersecurity when the current program expires in 2019.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. Tagged on: April 22, 2017 Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor | PCWorld → Google’s Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks have quickly insinuated themselves into American classrooms.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. Tagged on: April 22, 2017 Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor | PCWorld → Google’s Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks have quickly insinuated themselves into American classrooms.

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The Politics of Education Technology

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Microsoft and Apple are two. Hayden is the first new librarian of Congress since 1987,” The New York Times observed at her swearing in in September, “and brings with her another generation’s ideas about accessibility, technology and the role that libraries play in society.” ” Accessibility and Technology (and the Role of Governments and Corporations). million in E-Rate rebates.).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Inside Higher Ed has more details on the University of California Berkeley ’s announcement that they’ll remove free online content rather than comply with a Justice Department demand to make it accessible to those with disabilities. Under current law, student veterans affected by an accreditor shutdown immediately lose access to their GI Bill benefits, including housing.” Via The Backchannel : “ Microsoft Weaponizes Minecraft in the War Over Classrooms.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. Via Education Week : “One million high school students from low-income families will receive free internet access under President Barack Obama’s ’ My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative for minority males, the White House announced.”