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

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Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud: The Symantec Endpoint Protection Academic edition package includes SEP 14, an enterprise-grade threat protection program that can keep faculty and students safe, no matter what device they are using. Over the past four years, she has taught English and quickly became a huge advocate for digital literacy and integrative technology in the classroom Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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. Let’s explore what makes K-12 unique and how to best leverage technology to drive the experience. Schools need teacher-friendly technology and a great experience that feels perfectly thought out. Some technologies will be adopted for a few years and decline.

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

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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? Rather than attempting to outpace neighboring school districts by purchasing new technology, it’s crucial to focus more on what new solutions can do to support teaching and learning. What if instead you asked yourself, what is my rationale for investing in this technology?

Tips for teaching students with Autism about digital citizenship

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Instructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia, Jennifer Liang, knows all about digital citizenship. In “ Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship ,” a webinar hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education , and sponsored by Symantec , Liang discussed her teaching strategies for incorporating digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy of Georgia—all which can apply to any student, and not just students with Autism.

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

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Endpoint security software offered by companies like Symantec and Malwarebytes allow universities to more easily detect vulnerabilities and unify network management. By incorporating technology and people, a robust program mitigates risks, while also ensuring ongoing education instills good security habits into employees, students, and their parents.”. 3 Ways K-12 Schools Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:53.

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.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

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This broadcast was hosted by Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. She designs and delivers professional development for preK-12 educators that focuses on the implementation of Common Sense’s K-12 digital citizenship resources along with how to integrate technology into the classroom. Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. edWeb Blog edtech edtech tools Technology tools for the classroom

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. During the recent edWebinar, “ Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse ,” they explained it’s counterproductive to become another authority figure telling students what not to do. It’s a time when parents feel like they are losing control of their kids, yet the kids still have the capability to learn good technology habits.

Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

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I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship. In “ Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship ,” a webinar hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec , Jennifer discussed her teaching strategies for incorporating digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy of Georgia. This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.

?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.

K–12 IT Teams Use Phishing Simulations to Boost Cybersecurity

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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 KnowBe4 provided training to phishing-prone educators using simulation programs similar to those used by Symantec or Kapersky Lab. K–12 IT Teams Use Phishing Simulations to Boost Cybersecurity. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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. Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy.

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. Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists.

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. The SBIR program has spawned some successful and recognizable companies including Symantec, Qualcomm and 23andMe.

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. A comprehensive digital citizenship curriculum can help students learn to use technology and participate online responsibly. Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists.

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. The edWebinar referenced above was hosted by Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. She frequently presents at technology and education conferences. She presents best practices in technology and education conferences around the country.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

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More than 100 women participated in the coding challenge, and Door of Clubs brought technology companies, including Asana and Symantec, to talk about career opportunities during breaks. Companies have been connecting with student clubs since long before such technology came along. Beyond Technology. Whether companies and students connect in-person or through technology platforms, there’s opportunity to have more personal conversations around professional development.

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

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This week, KKR announced it has sold its majority stake in Weld North Education, a subset of the overall Weld North portfolio, to Silver Lake, another private equity group whose holdings also include Dell, GoDaddy and Symantec. Over the past three years, private equity groups have upped their stake in education technology companies. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum. This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.

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. Digital Learning & Leadership is a free professional learning community where you can share, learn, and discuss ideas and best practices to enhance teaching with technology.

4 Tips for Controlling Shadow IT

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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. A recent study by Symantec, the 2016 Shadow Data Report , found that most of the cloud-based shadow IT apps organizations rely upon lacked enterprise-class security features. One option is to configure network security technologies to prevent the use of selected shadow IT cloud-based services. 4 Tips for Controlling Shadow IT.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, instructional technology manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum. This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

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The Digital Learning & Leadership PLC, hosted by Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec , hosted the webinar, “ Now I Have to Teach Coding? James and Robin suggested trying unplugged activities that don’t require technology or devices to teach concepts of coding like sequencing, looping, and events. A Beginner’s Guide ” was hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec.

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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