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Make the Most of Social Media in K12 Education

Social media has often been viewed as a bane of K12 educators – a perpetual distraction of students armed with their smartphones. However, more schools and teachers are started to utilize social media to leverage its benefits whether it is teacher-to-teacher, teacher-to-parent, teacher-to-student, or student-to-student interaction. You can also utilize social media to promote your school for recruiting or enrollment. There is quite a lot to be gained from using social media platforms when securely executed in a controlled environment. Read more

Cybersecurity Basics for Businesses on a Budget

In the past, cybersecurity issues were something that only larger companies worried about. Enterprises worried that data would be stolen, viruses would be implanted, and that the regular business of the company would be interrupted. Interruptions to regular business cost money. 

Then, over the past several years it has become evident that anyone is at risk. Small and medium-sized companies and even individuals run the risk of being “ransomed” by individuals or groups. Read more

6 Books Every Ed Tech Leader Should Read

You may be a highly respected, experienced IT director for your school district. You know the ins-and-outs of implementing technology hardware in your school having done so for many years. But the technology and its use continues to change, new vendors develop, and it never hurts to continue learning. The same can be said of any professional working in any field.

So how to do this? There are, of course, conferences, classes and other events to attend. But one of the easiest ways to stay on top of the latest developments, or simply to expand your perspective for a deeper understanding of education technology and student outcomes, is simply to read the books other industry experts have put out there that are specifically geared toward people such as yourself. Read more

A Closer Look at Security AI Coming to Microsoft

After much speculation, Microsoft announced last week that it was indeed acquiring Israeli cybersecurity company Hexadite for its remediation tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The solution is intended to add on to Microsoft’s offering for Windows 10 commercial users through Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) which shields from zero-day attacks, ransomware and advanced cyberthreats. This last piece from Hexadite will provide an agentless, automated remediation solution for endpoint security which business consumers will likely find highly attractive, and will set Microsoft apart from its competitors.

So how exactly does Hexadite operate, and what does it do? We took a deeper look to find out. Read more

The Use of Tablets in Special Education

Tablets have revolutionized the special education experience in many classrooms across the world. The devices help with different areas of learning, catering to the specific needs of children with various disabilities. Parents and educators can both take advantage of the ever-growing number of apps developed specifically for their child’s development needs. Read more

How to Make the Most of Your Next Business Trip

 

Have an upcoming business trip? Whether you’re meeting with clients, undergoing training, or attending a conference, it’s easy to get distracted when you’re dropped into a completely new setting. But someone is spending money to send you to this destination, so you’ll want to make sure you’re making the best use of your time and your employer’s resources.

That being said, you can usually carve some time out for fun if you stay organized and on top of your tasks. We’ve compiled a list of helpful tips to help you get the most out of business travel. Read more

Virtual Reality Apps for the 2017 Classroom

Despite the notion that virtual reality is some kind of futuristic technology concept, the fact remains that virtual reality has been around for a long time. Virtual reality has actually existed in some form since the 1950s, and yet it is only just starting to break into the mainstream. While virtual reality startups have raised over $1 billion since 2012, the industry is expected to grow to $15.9 billion by 2019, according to Citi analyst Kota EzawaRead more

Top PC Laptop Solutions for Small Businesses

 

When buying hardware for your small business, we understand that you’ll want to get the most bang for your buck. So how do you choose what machines will be best for your employees? There’s factors of consideration to help narrow your selection: Who are the machines for and how much computing power do they need? Are you an IT company, or a marketing company that requires superior graphics and fast processing speeds? Or maybe your needs are more basic, and a basic workstation or tablet will suffice for your sales and administration team. Perhaps it is a mix of both.  Read more

5 of the Biggest High-Profile Hacks

By now, you’ve heard how important cyber security is for your business. It doesn’t matter if you’re a small mom-and-pop, or a large enterprise. The criminals are not discriminating; they just want your money. For a smaller business, they see an opportunity because it is harder for it to justify the costs of investing in a sophisticated security system or employing a staff to manage it. Small businesses are easy targets with systems that criminals can access en masse. And the businesses usually pay, because it is still cheaper in their minds than the cost to undo the damage and implement a new security system. Read more

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