Zero trust provides an architectural approach to address the need for a unified security solution in today’s fragmented space. Zero trust brings explicit control to the IT environment where all devices and entities must be known — authenticated and authorized; their behavior must be explicitly allowed; and their actions must be understood and monitored. These principles are in stark contrast to what most organizations follow today.
- By Hernan Lendono
A longtime educator and expert in Competency-Based Education teaching models argues that there is a significant misalignment between the vehicles through which students communicate what they know and can do and the opportunities available in the workforce, and he says K-12 education should be implementing skills tracking, which would fix the issue for both students and employers.
A Fortinet Field CISO and education cybersecurity expert explains when SASE can be a good solution for public school IT leaders and what they should consider first.
An expert in cloud data backups explains that Instead of “adding extra fences” that hackers could potentially get around, schools are better off ensuring data is recoverable no matter the circumstance, and why object storage-based data backups are a better, safer, and more affordable solution.
- By Anthony Cusimano
The internet has proven to be a critical tool in the classroom. Even with broad support among parents for the internet as a vital educational tool, we know the internet is a vast and varied place that can easily become a distraction or even a danger. This is where digital citizenship comes in. A former education director of technology offers five tips for embedding good digital citizenship across K–12 schools.
As schools respond to the far-reaching mental health crisis in our schools, close collaboration between students, families, schools, community organizations, and support services can be a game-changer, and technology can play a role in making the collaboration easier and automatic. An expert in digital case management systems shares three ways schools can enhance their collaboration practices to better address students' needs.
- By Gary Pettengell
A virtual math teacher and math interventionist shares three ed tech tools that work for helping students overcome barriers and become more engaged and motivated in math class.
- By Emily Strickland
Schools spend $8 billion on energy each year, but there are ways to save, starting with billing and consumption audits.
A longtime technology professional specializing in data protection and disaster recovery shares four types of tools every K-12 school district should be using to bolster their data protection systems and boost their cybersecurity resilience.
A high school career center coordinator explains three ways CTE or career technical education programs and industry-recognized certifications have given her districts' students an advantage.
- By Jeri L. Marshall