Emily Ann Brown

The concept of free and accessible learning materials is not new to education, but a national movement called #GoOpen is accelerating the creation and sharing of open educational resources (OER) by educators, and helping to improve equity in the process. Read more>>

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Computers, student records and private documents are commonly stored in a school’s administrative suite; all are vulnerable after hours or when the area isn’t supervised. Those items can easily be stolen, unless you provide additional security. Read more>>

Ariana Fine

Despite advanced protection software, hackers continue to have success breaking into school, corporate and other networks by sending phishing emails to employee addresses. To prevent this, Campbell County Public Schools in Virginia deleted staff email addresses listed on the district website and began funneling emails through one address. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

Check out District Administration's roundup of online and app-based parent payment platforms, which offer a convenient and secure alternative to cash payments for lunch and other student expenses. Read more>>

WRDW

State school board leaders are considering making computer science a class for all K12 students, not just as a high school elective. Georgia schools would introduce it in kindergarten, add on to it in third grade, and increase its difficulty from sixth through eighth grade. The goal is to help feed students into high school computer science pathways, and then turn them toward tech careers. Read more>>

MarketScale

Edtech influencer and author Matt Miller joins this podcast to recap the Future of Education Technology Conference 2019. He helps drive home the point that students should be the focus. Read more>>

Minnesota Public Radio

Thanks to a change in state law, a growing number of Minnesota school districts are embracing e-learning on days when the weather makes it too dangerous for students to get to school. With snow and cold weather forcing schools to cancel as many as nine school days this year, the "digital days" allowance has enabled schools to stick closely to the original schedule and avoid extending classes into spring break, holidays or staff training time. Read more>>

District Administration

Implementing and managing districtwide technology initiatives with limited staffing is a common challenge for administrators. By using student tech support teams, district leaders can address these staffing needs while providing students with expanded project-based learning opportunities. Watch now>>

GoGuardian, NetSupport, CrisisGo/Sonim Technologies

GoGuardian released new suicide prevention technology that enables schools to find and help at-risk students. ... To celebrate NetSupport’s 30th anniversary, new features have been added to its IT asset management solution, NetSupport DNA. ... The CrisisGo mobile app will be integrated with Sonim Technologies’ XP8 ultrarugged device. Read more>>

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