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Survive and Thrive with EdTech: Less stress and more success when learning new software and hardware

For teachers, learning to use new education technology can have its challenges, but the rewards are great. Below is a wonderful set of tips from guest blogger, Derrall Garrison, a master teacher who is spending 8 weeks at HP as a Teacher in Residence...




If XP is alive and well in your school, so are the chances of lawsuits

Very simply, schools are continuing to leverage computer operating Microsoft-Deutschland-Bye-Bye-XP-Ballon-Aktion-1373130883-0-0.jpgsystems that leave their schools and districts vulnerable to attack, where personal information on students and employees may easily occur. While Windows XP comes to mind, I’m not surprised when I still see even older versions of Windows and Mac operating systems from prior decades still in use. As long as those machines remain connected to your network and internet, they serve as gateways to your confidential information. 

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  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
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