THE IT Trends
Strategies & Insights for Technology Leaders in K-12 2/28/2019

IT Spotlight

  • AI in Education Shows Most Promise for the Repetitive and Predictable

    Artificial intelligence shows promise for education, but only when it comes to supporting teachers with repetitive and predictable tasks.

  • Cryptojacking Targets Education

    Malicious cryptomining or cryptojacking, as it's called, describes the theft of computer processing resources — electricity, cloud services and other digital assets — that are then exploited to do cryptocurrency mining without the owner's permission or knowledge.

  • AI + 5G = New Internet in 2020

    The marriage of two emerging technologies – AI and 5G – are about to remake the Internet. In this week's blogpost we speculate on the changes these technologies and this New Internet will engender.


Ed Tech Research & Trends

  • 5 Hurdles to Technological Innovation in K–12 Education

    Innovating in education, especially with technology, doesn't come without its hurdles. These may be organizational; they may involve people not knowing what to do or having a lack of resources, but the result is a slow-down in the adoption of innovation.

  • Education Does 'Worst' Job at Cybersecurity

    Education as a business does the worst job of cybersecurity compared to nearly all other major segments. The segment performed particularly poorly in three areas: maintaining patches on systems, securing applications and securing the network as a whole.

  • K-12 Cyber Strikes Cost Millions Last Year

    K-12 underwent 122 known cybersecurity incidents last year, hitting 119 different education agencies in 38 states. The result was the "theft of millions of tax payer dollars, stolen identities, tax fraud and altered school records," according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

  • Lower Rates of Cyberbullying in Schools Where Phones are Allowed

    A recent "data point" from the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics stated that schools where cellphone use was allowed reported less cyberbullying than schools where the devices were prohibited.


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