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STEAM Emphasis, Resources Added to California K–12 Online Content Project for Students and Educators

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 12:18
California's 6 million K–12 students and over 300,000 educators now have free online access to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math learning resources from Gale, an expansion of California’s K–12 Online Content Project.

Acer Introduces Four New Education Chromebook Models

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 10:00
Acer today introduced four new Chromebooks with the newest technologies, durable designs, and features optimal for education uses, including top-rated impact resistance, mechanically anchored keyboards, OceanGlass touchpads and use of post-consumer recycled plastics.

New UNICEF Report: Scale of Education Loss During Pandemic 'Nearly Insurmountable"

Sun, 01/23/2022 - 19:01
Marking the International Day of Education on Monday, Jan. 24, UNICEF today released a new report illustrating the “nearly insurmountable” impact of COVID-19 disruptions on children’s learning around the globe, with "younger and more marginalized children facing the greatest loss,” UNICEF said.

Space Exploration Available to Classrooms Worldwide with New Online Telescope for Teachers

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 20:28
Slooh, the award-winning provider of online, live telescope feeds to students, announced this week it is offering an affordable way for teachers to bring space exploration to all students with the Online Telescope for Teachers.

Cook Center, Share My Lesson Platform Offering New Student Mental Health Animated Series, Extension Lessons

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 14:01
The Cook Center for Human Connection today announced a partnership with the American Federation of Teachers’ Share My Lesson platform to make a new teen mental health animated series and associated lessons available for free to the 1.9 million educators using the platform.

151 Ohio Classrooms Awarded STEM Learning Funds Totaling $687K

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 13:32
The Ohio STEM Learning Network announced this week it will award 151 educators with grants of up $5,000 each to create new STEM classroom projects, with a total investment of $687,500.

Survey Finds Teacher Shortage Crisis Exacerbated By Push to Ban Classroom Discussions of Race and Gender

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 18:22
Education-equity advocacy nonprofit Stand for Children has released a new national survey of teachers that finds that 3 in 10 teachers are considering leaving the profession at the end of this school year, and more than a third of the 2,000 K–12 educators surveyed cited as a reason new state laws restricting classroom discussions on race, gender, and sexuality.

Oklahoma City Public Schools and TutorMe to Offer Free Tutoring for All Students

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:00
Online tutoring platform TutorMe and Oklahoma City Public Schools today announced an agreement to provide every K–12 student in the district with free access to TutorMe's 24/7 service for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.

How to Prepare Your School for a Cyberattack with Limited Resources

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 00:47
Schools don't need to reinvent the wheel when tackling the monumental task of shoring up its IT security, experts say, noting a handful of free resources and guides for IT personnel as well as for district leaders and non-technical personnel — all of whom must be involved in any effective cybersafety plan.

Advice for Overwhelmed School IT Staff from a Cybersecurity Pro: Progress, Not Perfection

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 00:28
Cybersecurity leader and district IT chief Rod Russeau maintains that the biggest hurdle to an effective K–12 cybersecurity strategy isn’t technical know-how; it’s getting district leaders and decision-makers on board and ensuring communication about cybersecurity goals and best practices permeates every level and every group within the district.

Endpoint Malware and Ransomware in First Three Quarters of 2021 Topped All of 2020, WatchGuard Reports

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 00:22
WatchGuard Technologies, a global network security and intelligence provider, said in a new Internet Security Report released today that endpoint malware and ransomware attacks during the first three quarters of 2021 totaled more than in all of 2020.

WatchGuard Says Endpoint Malware and Ransomware in First Three Quarters of 2021 Topped All of 2020

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 00:01
WatchGuard Technologies, a global network security and intelligence provider, said in a new Internet Security Report released today that endpoint malware and ransomware attacks during the first three quarters of 2021 totaled more than in all of 2020.

Windows 11 SE Education Devices Launch

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 17:06
Devices running on the all-new Windows 11 SE for education began shipping Tuesday. These include a new Surface SE device from Microsoft itself, as well as Intel- and AMD-based devices from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and others.

While Parents Say Kids Are Doing OK in School, Teachers Not So Convinced

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:55
As parents and schools do battle over masking practices, in-class discussions on racial inequity and the appropriate time and place for remote schooling, a new report suggested that parent involvement in education is definitely here to stay.

CodeSpark Academy Adds New Adventure Game Design Tools

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 09:00
CodeSpark Academy, a popular learn-to-code app for kids ages 5–10, announced today the launch of “Adventure Game,” a powerful new set of design tools that allows users to use code to create open-ended role-playing games, inspired by classic hit games like “The Legend of Zelda” and “Animal Crossing.”

Literacy and Accessibility Software Firm Texthelp Acquiring Don Johnston Inc. Edtech Division

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 13:49
Literacy and accessibility technology company Texthelp said this week it is acquiring the edtech division of Don Johnston Inc., adding DJI’s Snap&Read, Co:Writer, Word Bank, Quizbot, and uPAR tools to its suite of products, while the DJI products ReadTopia and First Author will be folded into the new spin-off company, to be called Building Wings.

RapidIdentity Unveils SafeID Feature Integrating SpyCloud Breach Data

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 18:03
Identity Automation, the digital identity platform for education, on Thursday unveiled RapidIdentity SafeID, a new option for education clients using the company's flagship RapidIdentity platform to manage identities and access.

Cyberattack Forces Albuquerque Public Schools to Close 144 Schools

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 16:19
All 144 Albuquerque Public Schools are closed for the remainder of this week following a Wednesday cyberattack that compromised the district’s attendance, communications, and transportation systems, APS announced mid-day Thursday.

New Marshall PTZ Camera Gets Zoom Certified

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 15:57
Marshall Electronics has introduced a sub-$900 pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) video camera that's certified by Zoom.