Keeping students safe on school-issued devices while they’re at school is usually straightforward. School web filter appliances can handle this task easily. But when those devices travel outside of school walls, an appliance-based filter is no longer the right tool for the job. Chico Unified School District experienced this in 2017. Implementing a 1:1 Chromebook … Continue reading How a Cloud-based School Web Filter Helped Chico Unified Build a Districtwide Culture of Trust & Security
With over 50,000 students across its 100+ schools, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) faced a daunting challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. As with many districts across the US and wider world, the sudden need to embrace 1:1 technology usage saw increased demands on APS’ educators as they scrambled to manage student engagement. Post-pandemic, a brand-new world … Continue reading How Atlanta Public Schools are Making a Difference for their Classroom Engagement
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