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
While educational tools have evolved dramatically over the years, the old paper hall pass has managed to stick around in spite of the introduction of digital hall passes. In fact, it’s hardly changed at all in decades. It’s possible that paper hall passes persist because they work perfectly fine as is. If they’re not broken, … Continue reading 5 Ways Digital Hall Passes Benefit K-12 Schools
There are a lot of things you used to see in schools 20 years ago that you rarely see today. Traditional classroom favorites like AV carts and hand crank pencil sharpeners have all but vanished from the K-12 landscape, replaced by newer, more efficient tools. As technology has advanced and made previously manual processes more … Continue reading How Does a Digital Hall Pass Work and Why Do K-12 Schools Need Them?
The role IT plays in K-12 education has changed dramatically in just the past few years - and not least when it comes to school-family engagement. As school districts scrambled to support remote learning during the COVID pandemic, they looked to their IT resources to save the day. IT directors and their teams quickly procured the … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways School District IT Departments Can Help Improve School-Family Engagement
Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in December 2019 and titled “5 Signs of Cyberbullying.” It was updated in October 2023 to reflect the most current information. Tens of thousands of children are victims of cyberbullying each year. The Boys & Girls Club of America’s 2023 Youth Right Now survey, which gathered responses … Continue reading 5 Signs of Cyberbullying: How to Know if a Student is a Victim