Lights, Camera, Learning!

Green screens are normally only found in a television studio.  But soon green screens may be coming to schools as a fun way to get students excited about learning. With the technology decreasing in price, all schools need are a video camera, a green wall, and an editing software.  Here are 3 great ways to get students engaged with a green screen.

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Cybersecurity in Higher Education

Colleges have access to lots of sensitive information about their students, faculty, and staff.  With cyber attacks on the rise, are universities prepared to defend themselves against these threats? Many colleges are severely lacking in cyber security defenses, especially when the CIOs and CISOs are not included in senior management affairs. Research done by the International Data Group has shown that only 43% of organizations have increased their IT budget.  Surprisingly, 39% of organizations have kept their IT budget the same and 18% have even reduced their IT budget.

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How to Help Students Remember

One of the biggest struggles for teachers is getting students to remember what they learn in their classes.  Memory is a survival skill that is designed to both store information and improve decision making in a dynamic, fast paced environment.  Research shows that without a connection to the material or reinforcement, information is forgotten as quickly as 56% forgotten in one hour, and 75% forgotten after 6 days.

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Protect your school with a disaster recovery plan

During a disaster, it is very difficult to remain calm and level headed, especially if there is no plan in place.  Having a disaster recovery plan can make a huge difference for your school IT team. Disaster recovery plans can protect your data in the event of a physical or cyber disaster.

Here are 3 steps that your school can take to create a well-rounded disaster recovery plan.

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Encouraging Women in STEM

Currently, women only make up 24% of STEM jobs according to the US Department of Commerce.  But now, there is a growing movement to get more girls interested in STEM related fields. The Ad Council has partnered with large tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Verizon as well as organizations such as Black Girls Code and Girls Who Code to launch their campaign called “She Can STEM.”

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