School networks could be under persistent attack--here's how to stay in touch with your students in a safe manner

How to safely stay connected with students during COVID-19


School networks could be under persistent attack--here's how to stay in touch with your students in a safe manner

As COVID-19 continues to spread, educators worldwide are forced to reassess their lesson plans and adapt their curricula to accommodate e-learning.

Within the U.S. alone, statewide school closures will demand remote learning for the final months of the 2019-2020 school year. The implications for e-learning, in a U.S. education culture still dominated by in-person classes (especially at the K-12 level), cannot be overstated.

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With a world of new challenges ahead of educators and families, it’s important to keep in mind the implications tied specifically to internet and technology usage in e-learning.

Heightened cyber risks

All 21st century U.S. educators must demonstrate some understanding of technology’s role in the classroom, even if their specific responsibilities with it are more indirect. They are doing a large percentage of their weekly work onsite – at the specific school(s) where they are employed. This was the standard before COVID-19.

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