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, it’s essential that educators are 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 instructors with tools to interact and collaborate with all types of 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. Powerful internet safety features help promote positive digital citizenship with internet metering, keyword/phrase monitoring, webcam controls, plus much more to help protect vulnerable students. NetSupport DNA provides all the elements for successful IT management across all platforms and all types of devices.
Google is helping to educate children about good online behavior as part of a partnership with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the nonprofit DonorsChoose.org. Schools that adopt the program “Be Internet Awesome” will receive resources and training about digital safety, among other things.
Educators have a unique opportunity to expand their skills in instructional design and learn to evaluate the impact of technology on learning. The educational technology programs offered online through Penn StateWorld Campus, in collaboration with the College of Education, can help teachers incorporate the use of technology and the internet to more effectively engage learners and improve the quality of their learning experiences. The courses are taught by the same faculty who teach in residence. The Education programs have been consistently ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Interested participants can choose from the following programs: Masterof Education in Learning, Design, and Technology; Graduate Certificates in e-Learning Design; Educational Technology Integration; and Teaching and Learning Online in K–12 Settings.