NetSupport DNA empowers educators and technicians with a complete solution to manage all classroom devices and school-wide IT assets. As technology use continues to expand in schools, educators should be equipped with tools to not only improve the quality of technology-led instruction but also maintain a safe learning environment while ensuring IT assets are used effectively. In addition to providing teachers with tools to interact and collaborate with student devices in their classrooms, NetSupport DNA allows IT staff to centrally manage and support IT assets and endpoints across a school or district-wide network. Powerful student safeguarding features help support school counselors in protecting vulnerable students with internet metering, keyword/phrase monitoring, webcam controls, reporting of concerns, risk index, plus more. NetSupport DNA provides a complete toolkit for successful IT management while promoting positive digital citizenship and digitally protecting students.
APC by Schneider Electric invites educators to upload an image or video of their school’s messy, disorganized, or chaotic server room for an opportunity to win a $10,000 IT equipment upgrade for their school through the APC K–12 Server Room Makeover Contest.
A group of K–12 educators concerned about data privacy has created an online searchable library called Check the Privacy, which contains information on more than 7,000 edtech tools and programs. The searchable library will be available before the 2019–2020 school year.
Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’sScholarly Communicationsprogram has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving.