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for K-12 educators and
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Archiving & Backup
Can Your Email Archive Prevent a Teachers Strike or Even Save a Student’s Life?

While an email archive is typically reactive—for instance allowing a school district to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from a concerned parent or an inquisitive journalist—you should start viewing your archive as a proactive solution that helps your schools run smoothly.

04/18/2018
Four students sitting at a table outside, using Office 365 for Education on tablets.

Office 365
How St. Mary Parish Schools Keeps Students Safe on Office 365

Dr. Susan Dupre recently took time from her busy schedule to talk about how Gaggle is being used as a teaching tool inside St. Mary Parish Schools when students in grades 5-12 use Office 365 for email.

04/09/2018

Social Media
How to Keep Your Students (and Teachers) Safe on Facebook

Students and teachers might assume that their data is just broadcasted on their favorite social network and shared with their friends, but what they post often is shared with third-party vendors. To understand how this happens, consider how Facebook manages users’ content.

04/05/2018

Office 365
When Edtech is as Easy to Use as Chalk

At Tech & Learning Live in Princeton, NJ, last October, Mike Jamerson, Director of Technology at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (IN), provided an evocative image for technology in the classroom: Edtech should be as easy to use as chalk.

03/27/2018

Professional Development
Digital Citizenship’s New Imperative

When is a student successfully educated on the subject of Digital Citizenship? It’s when the content takes hold of the student’s actions, and they treat their peers differently.

03/21/2018

Student Safety
Cyberbullying Never Sleeps: How to Protect Kids at School and at Home

We’ve all seen that scene in a movie where a kid comes sprinting down his street, pursued by a snarling bully. Just as the bigger, meaner kid reaches out to grab our hero’s arm, he slips inside his house and slams the front door, safe.

03/13/2018

Professional Development
Moving from Banning Technology to Embracing Technology

Lisa Nielsen, founder of The Innovative Educator and author of several books on using technology for instruction, champions the view that mobile devices in particular should not be banned or discouraged.

03/09/2018

Archiving & Backup
Compliance Rules and Email Archiving: What You Need to Know

Email archiving can benefit schools and districts and save you money is by understanding three specific compliance rules: HIPAA, FERPA and COPPA.

03/01/2018