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Toolkit for Managing IT Assets and Safeguarding Students
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.
Competition Celebrating Rube Goldberg’s Legacy
Rube Goldberg, Inc. develops curricula designed to bring laughter and invention together in STEM- and STEAM-friendly activities. A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated—and funniest—way possible.
Program Bringing Computer Science into Every Classroom
An initiative of Microsoft Philanthropies, TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the United States and in British Columbia, Canada, build and grow sustainable computer science programs. TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science.