Kudos to the GRACE IT team for a smooth deployment of computers to 567 students in the span of two days. New this year were the brand new Chromebooks that were purchased for students in grades 4-6 to replace the MacBooks that were at the end of their lease cycle. Students enjoyed being able to unpack these new machines and turn them on for the very first time.
As many of you are probably aware, there has been a significant malware attack going on across the globe. A new strain of the “worm” first reported on Friday, May 12th is already being detected online. Keeping your student’s information safe is VERY important to GRACE. We have taken and will continue to take proactive measures. These measures include following best firewall practices, intrusion detection, monitoring suspicious network traffic, and updating servers.
Here are some simple best practices that you can follow as well:
- Keep your operating system up to date with the latest updates and patches
- Never click on links in email messages unless you are certain of the source of the message
- Only download software from known and trusted sources
On March 2nd and 3rd, the entire GRACE faculty attended NCTIES, the North Carolina Technology in Education Society conference. We’re bringing back tons of great ideas! We’re working on writing up a post of our favorite takeaways, but in the meantime, here are a few shots of our faculty enjoying their learning. 🙂