A fleet of brand new iPads just rolled in. But while you’re admiring that pallet of shiny, cellophane-clad tablet goodness, the realization hits you: “I have to get these in the hands of our students in just a few hours”. Oh, did we forget to mention that part? Yeah, you’re also in charge of the … Continue reading What makes Securly the perfect choice for iPads?
Sending devices home isn’t anything new, many schools started their journey to 1:1 years ago. But for those admins whose current circumstances have forced you to escalate that initiative, let’s talk about common challenges and important things you should definitely take into consideration. Network PerformanceFault ToleranceMiTM SSL DecryptionAuthenticationOff-Site Filtering Network Performance - Anytime the network … Continue reading Do you still use an on-site filtering appliance?
70.3% of students we surveyed did not know what web filter their school was using, if at all. ALL of the students we interviewed were unaware as to what sites were prohibited on their school's network. Teachers themselves are often surprised and irritated by blocks to YouTube clips planned for class lecture. Both teachers and … Continue reading The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy
The rise of edtech and 1:1 devices affords teachers to encourage online research. Recent Pew Research Center data suggests that the very nature of research has drastically changed: students quickly find just enough information to satisfy research assignments via big name search engines and stop there. Transfer a few sentences and an image onto a Prezi slide … Continue reading Safe Image Search Resources for Students
Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted a study on the correlation between test performance and technology usage in the classroom. In the last quarter of 2015, they released their findings in “Students Computers and Learning: Making the Connection”. … Continue reading 6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom