New book explores safe digital learning environments

New ISTE book can help educators make effective tech decisions

ISTE-digitalAt CUE 2015, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) unveiled Securing the Connected Classroom: Technology Planning to Keep Students Safe.

In their second book on the subject, authors Abbie H. Brown, Ph.D., and Tim D. Green, Ph.D., outline a new process for education leaders to follow to develop a secure environment for learning with technology.

Exploring the changes in the digital learning landscape over the five years since their first book, Security vs. Access: Balancing Safety and Productivity in the Digital School, Brown and Green guide educators, administrators and IT staff through a step-by-step process for creating a districtwide blueprint for keeping students safe while maintaining an appropriate level of security. Filled with practical advice on identifying and organizing a stakeholder group, assessing potential threats and developing appropriate responses, Securing the Connected Classroom will inform educators’ conversations about security in schools.

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Laura Ascione

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