Articles: Cyber

9/30/2011

When Google+ was announced in late June, it began in a field trial to determine its place in social networking.

9/1/2011

As districts across the country debate the boundaries of social media in the class room, Missouri took an unprecedented step by passing the first statewide law banning teachers from individual communication with their students on social networks.

7/1/2011
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To the more than 600 million members of Facebook and the expanding legions of Twitter users, you can add a growing number of schools and districts.

6/1/2011

Among the many challenges facing district leaders, student safety can be particularly difficult as new technologies allow for instant and constant communication.

5/1/2011

Online social networking includes much more than Facebook and Twitter. It is any online use of technology to connect people, enable them to collaborate with each other, and form virtual communities, says the Young Adult Library Services Association.

5/1/2011

The suicide of the 10th-grader sent shock waves through the middle school, but after a few months, almost all students and staff had moved on.

3/1/2011

Most of us are familiar with the damaging consequences of computer viruses such as freezing worms and Trojan horses. Another set of devious hacking forces, however, known as botnets, have caused districts to re-evaluate their online security measures.

1/1/2011

Karl Springer, superintendent of the Oklahoma City Public School District, recently found himself answering tough questions in the heavy glare of the media spotlight. The issue? Student bullying.

10/1/2009

Going back to school means something completely different to today’s IT administrators.

3/1/2009

Among the many effects of the U.S. economic crisis is one that may not immediately come to mind: an increase in computer virus attacks.

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