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Leadership Insights on Issues in Educational Technology

The proliferation of mobile devices and the push toward collaborative learning in today’s K-12 schools has presented new security challenges for district IT departments. How do schools and districts ensure the security of their infrastructure while fulfilling the needs of new learning initiatives? THE Journal spoke with two schools and security vendor Sonic Wall to get their insight.

THE EXPERTS

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Matt Federoff

Chief Information Officer

Vail School District, Arizona
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Jessica Levene

Learning Technology Specialist

Volusia County Schools, Florida

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Supporting Safe and Effective Digital Learning: White Paper

Download the conversation between two thought leaders from two different schools in addition to SonicWALL’s responses discussing online assisted learning, collaborative learning and remote education.

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Powering Student Learning with Data Analytics in K-12 Infographic: White Paper

THE Journal surveyed K-12 education decision-makers on the use of data and its impact on student learning in their schools and districts. Download this informative infographic to learn why they said the smart use of big data and learning analytics contributes to better pedagogies, empowered students and improved outcomes.


Network Readiness Guide: White Paper

As new educational concepts are tested and adopted, such as 1:1 learning, flipped learning, bring your own device (BYOD), and professional development, it is important to understand how the new applications required to address these trends function, the amount of additional bandwidth needed to support them, and the impact they have upon existing applications. Download this guide to learn suggestions on what questions you should ask, a process to consider, and action points around network preparedness for Common Core assessments for grades 3–11.


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THE QUESTIONS

  1. What does collaboration mean for today’s digital learner and why is it important?
  2. What is the role of anytime, anywhere learning in K-12 education?
  3. What are the top three challenges in any district in implementing an effective, safe and secure 21st century learning environment? 
  4. What are the biggest mistakes you’ve seen a district make in securing their school networks for digital learning? 
  5. What is the best advice you would give a district about securing their networking infrastructure to ensure a safe and effective 21st century environment?

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About SonicWALL

Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, SonicWALL® develops advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions that adapt as organizations evolve and as threats evolve. Trusted by small and large enterprises worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to detect and control applications and protect networks from intrusions and malware attacks through award-winning hardware, software and virtual appliance-based solutions. SonicWALL offers a massively scalable architecture to address the rapid increase in bandwidth speeds and escalating volume, frequency and sophistication of Internet threats. Moreover, SonicWALL drives the cost and complexity out of building and running secure infrastructures, thus enabling greater productivity and IT efficiencies.