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You've Been Hacked! Explaining Cybersecurity to Students in an Interconnected Era

Computer hackers, also known as cybercriminals, are infiltrating our world with ever-increasing sophistication. It is critical that students understand both the benefits and risks of their devices — especially their smartphones. Educators have an important role to play in helping students understand and safely navigate an internet-connected world.

Tips Toward a Safe and Positive Social Media Experience

This article presents some ideas and suggestions to work towards being a more informed digital parent and guide children in an increasingly online world.

Microsoft Project Develops Physical Programming Language for Blind Students

A Microsoft project called "Project Torino" will teach blind students from seven to 11 years-old how to program and apply design thinking to projects.

CoSN Releases Updated Privacy Toolkit for School Leaders

The new “Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning, Version 3” toolkit serves as an "in-depth guide to key student data privacy laws," according to the Consortium for School Networking. The full toolkit is available for free.

GE Donates 3D Printers to Hundreds of Schools, Colleges

More than 400 schools and eight higher education institutions across the United States will receive free 3D printers, metal printing machines and other supplies retailed at hundreds of thousands of dollars. GE is donating the supplies to help students build skills in computer-aided design and additive manufacturing.

Performance Matters Adds Training Resource to Classroom Observation Tool

With the upcoming training module, scheduled to be released in June, program participants will be able access courses “designed to teach observers how to conduct evidence-based observations and conversations to promote continuous growth."

ThingLink Adds Filter Search to Interactive Digital Media Platform

Millions of classrooms worldwide using ThingLink image and video editors to create interactive digital content can now tap search filters on platform.

Steve Hargadon Wants Tech — and Individuals — to Revolutionize Education

Steve Hargadon wants a revolution in education. He is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, a social networking website for educators, as well as a vehicle for online and in-person educational conferences. During the ISTE conference in San Antonio, TX, Hargadon will present at three sessions.

Texas Middle School to Re-Open as STEM Certified Campus

North Richland Middle School is the first school in Birdville ISD to earn the National Certificate for STEM Excellence from the National Institute for STEM Education.

Maine Department of Education to Host VR Expo for Educators

The department is hosting an expo to familiarize educators with tools that facilitate immersive learning experiences.

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