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Microsoft Teams Doing Attendance with Automatic Data

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Creating a Smart Tech Support Dashboard with O365

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Cybersecurity Part 4: Surviving Ransomware

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn The scope of all the following arguments is for equipment owned by the school, or equipment approved to use at school. This post is not promoting policies for personal devices used solely … Continue reading

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Flipped Without Permission: Some Advice About Teaching Online an ITBabble No Frills Video

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The Support Puzzle

If you are in EdTech IT Support, make sure you are connected to the culture of your school. Understanding the policies and procedures outside of IT is key to understanding how to support Teaching and Learning.  Continue reading

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Cubit Robotics: Probably Better Than What You Are Doing

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn I have been working with robotics since 2005. I have worked with students from US Grade 4 to students competing in university competitions. As of late, I have been shocked by this … Continue reading

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Are Your Files Public? The Edlio Example

School senior leadership should be aware this information is public, how it can be searched, and there should be some minor threat assessment done to determine if these documents (and posting policies) are creating more risk than reward.  Continue reading

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CyberSecurity Part 3: Simple Penetration Testing for K12 Schools

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn I have been following a few online threads where schools are considering contracting penetration testers. For those who may not know, penetration testing (pentesting) is a security assessment, an analysis, and progression … Continue reading

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Going Phishing with Finalsite

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn This video reviews a method to extract staff email and names from the popular Finalsite CMS used by K12 schools. Disclaimer: This video is not documenting any known bugs or issues with … Continue reading

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CyberSecurity Part 2: OPSEC and Post-it Note Passwords

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn How many times have you seen it? You walk into an office or classroom, and a Post-it is proudly announcing a user’s password. Why? Because schools are trusting environments.  Maybe the password … Continue reading

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