The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy

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

5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

Across the United States, the average school day is approximately six and a half hours.  That’s incredibly lengthy relative to the the average human attention span of 8 seconds.  In today’s world, students need even less than 8 seconds to access information or find an answer to their question with search engines and online databases. … Continue reading 5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

Web Filtering Anywhere

By Tom Walker Web filtering is an effective tool to ensure online student safety.  Recent innovations have allowed web filtering to improve from a rather stationary service, to a mobile and easy-to-use necessity. Schools are starting to abandon inconvenient web filtering hardware in favor of flexible cloud-based solutions which better provide for 1:1 program safety measures. … Continue reading Web Filtering Anywhere

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