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?
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
By Tom Walker A Brief History of Web Filtering in K-12 Schools When I started my career in K-12 IT, web content filtering in schools was a fairly new creature. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was still in its early stages and various approaches to content filtering began to emerge. A handful of companies began to surface as the … Continue reading Web Filtering in K-12 Schools: The Past, Present, and Future
By Tom Walker A piece of advice I always give people in regard to their online activity is to be mindful of the sites they visit. This is especially true in the K-12 space, where we need to be careful of the content that our students can access. Here are some tools and suggestions to … Continue reading Taking a Safe Approach to Online Activity