To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

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College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs. Beyond Technology.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

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And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

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Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

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Currently, several companies lead the way with offerings that address the diverse infrastructure challenges of data collection through enhanced interoperability. Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:45.

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

What’s hot in education technology? Will investing in flashy new education technology better prepare your students for success in higher education and their future careers? What if instead you asked yourself, what is my rationale for investing in this technology?

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Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. Typically, technology doesn’t start out as a stressor. Integrate technology and social media into lessons where appropriate to model good citizenship.

3 Ways K-12 Schools Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2019

EdTech Magazine

In particular, education institutions struggled with application security, endpoint security and patching cadence, according to the “ 2018 Education Cybersecurity Report ,” conducted by the information security company SecurityScorecard.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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This edWeb broadcast was hosted by Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. Digital Learning & Leadership is a free professional learning community on edWeb.net where you can share, learn, and discuss ideas and best practices to enhance teaching with technology.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

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This edWebinar was hosted by Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. Digital Learning & Leadership is a free professional learning on edWeb.net community where you can share, learn, and discuss ideas and best practices to enhance teaching with technology.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. ” This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. Instead, by encouraging students to share their stories and having them explain how technology impacts their lives, the program gives students the agency to take control over their technology use.

Buying or Building Research-Backed Edtech? The Government Can Help

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Tibbetts Award , an annual recognition of high-performing organizations funded by the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs. The only other education technology company present, out of 45 total recipients, is Agile Mind , which develops online math and science curriculum and assessments. What distinguishes SBIR-backed companies is the level of research baked into their product development.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Media or instructional technology specialists can teach during electives like media and library. She frequently presents at technology and education conferences.

Silver Lake Acquires Majority Stake in Weld North’s Digital Curriculum Business

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For more than two decades, Jonathan Grayer has made a career out of welding educational companies. In 2010, he pooled his own money with KKR, a private equity firm, to launch Weld North , which has since acquired another 16 edtech companies (and invested in 4 others). These three companies include other assets that Weld North has acquired over time. Overall, nine of the 16 companies purchased by Weld North are part of the group now owned by Silver Lake.

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

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Meanwhile, technology is constantly changing and becomes outdated quickly, so there are always new and important skills that must be taught. The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape.

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech

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Just when many school districts were starting to feel good about their wireless coverage and internet bandwidth, they face yet another question about technology infrastructure: how good are their defenses against hacking, or what’s more formally known as “cybercrime”? Given that education funding is not likely to increase significantly anytime soon, IT departments need to seek the most cost effective ways to deliver secure technology to their users.

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. Theresa Ellington is the instructional technology manager for Life Schools, an eight-campus charter school district south of Dallas, TX.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

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This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. At Common Sense, Bill directs the Privacy Evaluation Initiative, a program designed to evaluate privacy policies and practices of vendors building educational technology.

K–12 IT Teams Use Phishing Simulations to Boost Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

At a congressional hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, David Couch, CIO for the Kentucky Education Technology System at the Kentucky Department of Education , testified to the impact human error has on education security. “By According to research conducted by KnowBe4 , a security awareness training company, an average of 27 percent of simulated phishing emails are successful in the education sphere, THE Journal report s.

4 Tips for Controlling Shadow IT

EdTech Magazine

In fact, Gartner recently estimated that, on average, 40 percent of IT spending at companies is on shadow IT. It’s likely that in K–12 school districts, where IT is typically more physically and logically distributed than in the average company, shadow IT may be even more widespread. If the school district’s IT staff doesn’t know the technology is being used, it can’t secure it or monitor and maintain its security over time. 4 Tips for Controlling Shadow IT. jena.passut_7651.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). While not every piece speaks directly to K-12 education issues at present, they all speak to the wider milieu from which our conceptions of public education and consumer technology are derived. The Washington Post → The scope of facial recognition technology is massive and unregulated.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). While not every piece speaks directly to K-12 education issues at present, they all speak to the wider milieu from which our conceptions of public education and consumer technology are derived. The Washington Post → The scope of facial recognition technology is massive and unregulated.

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