January 18, 2021

Category: CyberSecurity

Three Easy Strategies for Computer Security
CyberSecurity

Three Easy Strategies for Computer Security

November is a big month for computer security. The 30th happens to be National Computer Security Day, a nice reminder for students to reflect on their “digital hygiene” and assess what might be going well and where improvements could be made. If not reminded, students may forget that they should back up their electronic devices, […]

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Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits – Part 7
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Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits – Part 7

I’m back with even more cool websites, neat ideas, and other ed tech innovations in this blog. If you missed the previous six, be sure to search our blog site for them. They are packed with tools to use immediately. Thanksgiving Resources Julie Smith offers a writing activity called Turkey Texts that can be completed […]

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Addressing Data Privacy in a Time of Online Learning
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Addressing Data Privacy in a Time of Online Learning

With October designated as cybersecurity awareness month, there’s a great deal to focus on. Indeed, the argument can be made that the conditions we’re living through in 2020 have brought cybersecurity to the forefront of people’s attention more than ever before. With more people working, teaching, and learning remotely, we are simply relying more on technology […]

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It’s Digital Citizenship Week
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It’s Digital Citizenship Week

Civics classes can help students learn their rights, privileges, and duties as a part of a larger society. For that reason, we include civics in most education programs. But today, being a positive part of society includes not only our words, actions, and behaviors in “the real world” — but those online as well. Helping […]

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October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

We live much of our lives online, and security in the virtual world can be just as important as physical security. This is especially true in education, and that’s why, in October, educators, administrators, and students are observing Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  Defining Cybersecurity The history of keeping digital devices, records, networks, and more safe has […]

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Are You a Victim of Typosquatting?
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Are You a Victim of Typosquatting?

Educators have made great strides in teaching digital citizenship to students. Many students now know the value of a strong password (that is, not shared with anyone), common phishing scams via email, and even how to spot fake news sites. But few students realize that if they misspell a website URL, they may end up […]

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How You Can Adopt a Security Mindset
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How You Can Adopt a Security Mindset

As the CTO or network administrator, you focus your valuable time on the health and integrity of the network so your staff and students can focus on their work. This may or may not allow you to spend the necessary time required to protect the network from intrusions, malware, and other cybersecurity threats. If you […]

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Maintain Teacher Privacy with Google Voice
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Maintain Teacher Privacy with Google Voice

As an educator leading remote learning, you may need to call parents. But sharing your mobile number may cause you concerns. Giving students and parents your personal mobile phone number is unprofessional and you may find yourself View tweet in an uncomfortable situation. After all, what if you are at home relaxing with family and […]

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Five Cybersecurity Tips for Newbies
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Five Cybersecurity Tips for Newbies

It’s that time of year again, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The October, 2019 theme is “Own it. Secure it. Protect it.” While NCSAM offers this nice toolkit in portable document format (PDF) for you, I thought I might share a few more tips. You also get access to two wakelets chock-full of info on […]

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