K–12 Tech Tactics
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  • Quarter of K–12 Admins Surveyed Reported a Cyber Incident in Past Year

    Clever’s new report, “Cybersecure 2023: The State of Data Security and Privacy in K–12 Schools,” shares results from its survey of nearly 4,000 U.S. school administrators and educators, revealing that teachers underestimate cyber risks when compared to administrators and overestimate the potential vulnerabilities posed by students and staff.

  • FCC Reconsidering Adding Firewalls, Cybersecurity Services to E-Rate; Seeks Stakeholder Input

    The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau announced Wednesday that it is considering expanding the E-Rate eligible services list to include “advanced or next-generation firewalls and services, as well as other network security services,” and is seeking public comment from stakeholders now through Feb. 13, 2023, with reply comments accepted through March 30, 2023.


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How a High School Class on the History of Poison & Murder Explains the Case for CBE

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THE Journal Insider podcast guest Todd Ryckman of Cypher Learning explains how an unusual high school class at a Wisconsin school using the competency-based education model makes a great mini-case study for CBE. Listen to the podcast.

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The co-founder of Tract app, a free content-creation platform for classrooms, gives a quick intro to how Tract's standards-aligned educator guides can make a teacher's life a little easier. Watch on YouTube.

Drones as a Vehicle for Growing STEM? You Bet!

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THE Journal Insider podcast guest Dan Mantz of the REC Foundation – the host of the world’s largest robotics competitions for K–12 schools – shares how their STEM-focused mission is embracing more kinds of computer science and adding curriculum and competitions for “vertical robotics.” Listen to the podcast.

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