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How IT Teams Help Manage Classrooms During Remote Learning
Episode 814th April 2021 • The K-12 Tech Experience • ManagedMethods
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In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Cody Walker, the Director of Technology at West Rusk CCISD in Texas. Jake and Cody discuss how IT teams have helped teachers manage classrooms remotely since the start of the pandemic, and how to better monitor cybersecurity and student safety risks in a blended classroom. Cody talks about West Rusk's transition into remote learning (02:51); how Cody's day-to-day responsibilities have changed (05:44); the challenges in Google Classroom that have emerged at the start of remote learning (06:37); challenges with attendance and making sure students are enrolled in the correct Google Classroom (10:06); the cybersecurity and student safety risks found in virtual classroom settings (11:35); advice for other district IT teams as they set up Google Classroom and other collaboration apps (15:05); how remote and hybrid learning has changed Cody's thinking on cybersecurity (17:17). Resources Cody uses to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends: listening to his colleagues, The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center, Open Threat Exchange, Education Service Centers. Share us your thoughts on Twitter @managedmethods @jakasowski and on LinkedIn. Learn more about ManagedMethods https://managedmethods.com/