Safe Image Search Resources for Students

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

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

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

5 Reasons Why K-12 Schools Are Abandoning Web Filtering Appliances

Until recently, K-12 web filtering has been dominated by hardware solutions. Prior to the enactment of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) nearly 15 years ago, schools had little need or opportunity to change a system that was considered to be acceptable and the norm. However, given the shift towards cloud computing in the last … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why K-12 Schools Are Abandoning Web Filtering Appliances

Bullying and Self-Harm Detection

A big reason school IT Admins are drawn to Securly is our industry-first "Bullying and Self-Harm Detection". This technology promises to keep students safe on social media by analyzing their posts and alerting school officials of incidents such as cyber-bullying, self-harm, and grief. In theory it sounds quite powerful, but how does our technology work, and more importantly, … Continue reading Bullying and Self-Harm Detection

Allowing Teachers to Control Web Filtering in Their Classroom

“Teachers need choice on when they’re ready to unblock as they teach students to use technology appropriately.” – Tanya Avrith, Google Certified Teacher. We see two “classroom-level” issues come up time and again in post-deployment scenarios: Classroom Management While this was a solved problem in a Windows-only world with applications like LanSchool, the product that … Continue reading Allowing Teachers to Control Web Filtering in Their Classroom