In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.
Today’s tip: Computer safety
Category: Maintenance, Security
Q: I’m afraid of getting slammed with viruses, malware–all that bad stuff that comes with visiting the internet. What do I do?
A: If you take reasonable precautions, the chances of being hit are minimized. Here are two first-steps:
- Don’t download from music or video sites. They carry the greatest danger of malware statistically.
- Make sure your firewall is working.
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.
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