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  • Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing

    Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Read Full Article

  • K–12 Cyber Incidents Have Been Increasing in 2017

    The founder and operator of a K–12 Cyber Incident Map is sharing some lessons he has learned after collecting data over the past 17 months on cyber incidents at United States schools. Doug Levin, president of Ed Tech Strategies, says that as K–12 schools increase their use and reliance on digital tools and services, the number of cyber incidents has also been on the rise — exponentially so. Read Full Article

  • 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. Read Full Article

The Latest in Networking

  • Cost to Connect Rural America: $19 Billion or Less

    The report comes on the heels of a Trump administration infrastructure plan that includes $50 billion set aside for rural projects, distributed to states in the form of block grants, and another $20 billion for unspecified "transformative projects"; both reference the possibility of increasing broadband facilities alongside road, bridge, rail, port and water initiatives.

  • NC District Hit with Malware Costing $314,000 for Cleanup

    Rockingham County School District Superintendent Rodney Shotwell explained that even after all of the infected computers at the district were cleaned and re-imaged, they became re-infected. At that point the district IT team called in the cavalry, including the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as local IT experts.

  • 1Million Project Supplies Devices and Internet to LA and Miami Students

    The project is intended to help fill what educators have dubbed the "homework gap" — the situation that exists when schools expect all students to be able to use technology to do their homework, even those who lack access to computers or internet connectivity at home.

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