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Technology in Education

5 Tips to Help with #Heartbleed and Security
If you've missed it, there's been a ton of information shared about the OpenSSL vulnerability affecting every web site (so it seems) except a few such as Microsoft, Apple/iOS. Fortunately, most of the web sites are patching their OpenSSL and being fixed. But that leaves you with work to do, work that may take an hour or more to do. Here are 5 tips to help you get that work done and describe what I am doing. View Article ]   Apr 17, 2014, 08:46

UPDATE: Hackers targeting Sherman ISD
In an email to KTEN, April Patterson, SISD director of communications wrote, "Sherman ISD's network has security measures in place to protect its systems and data. An outside service that attacks or tests systems with large amounts of traffic has been directed at the Sherman ISD network by a third-party, and during such events Internet access is congested. These unauthorized attacks were reported for investigation. However, no student data has been compromised and Sherman ISD is not aware of a breach of the security measures. The network is still in operation." View Article ]   Apr 15, 2014, 07:45

Hackers targeting Sherman ISD
Sherman police are investigating a security breach at Sherman ISD. Sherman police say someone has been hacking into the district's computer systems for the past several months. View Article ]   Apr 14, 2014, 08:20

Support for the venerable Windows XP operating system ends this Tuesday.
t means that there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft. Some governments have negotiated extended support contracts for the OS in a bid to keep users protected. Security firms said anyone else using the 13-year-old software would be at increased risk of infection and compromise by cyber-thieves. View Article ]   Apr 8, 2014, 08:37

Lewisville ISD’s iPad program gets mixed reviews
Lewisville school district’s first full year of providing iPads to nearly 20,000 students has drawn mixed reviews from parents, teachers and students. View Article ]   Apr 8, 2014, 08:20

Glen Rose: Teachers embrace technology
Four educators were recognized at the March school board meeting for their efforts to utilize tools of technology. Julie Hinds, selected from Glen Rose Elementary, integrated green screen video techniques into her booth during The Magic School Bus family learning event on campus in February. Working with laptops, projectors, green screens and iMovie, Hinds encouraged students to reenact the life of a butterfly and camouflage themselves into their environment. View Article ]   Apr 7, 2014, 07:30

Dallas County Schools add thumbprint scanners, rear-view pedophile cameras to new buses
High-tech security features on Dallas County Schools’ newest buses will include thumbprint readers to keep track of riders and “pedophile cameras” to keep them safe. The new security measures were announced Wednesday by the agency, which operates buses for Dallas ISD and 13 other school districts in the county View Article ]   Apr 3, 2014, 07:53


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