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Privacy Concerns in K-12 Sector

Everyone is concerned about privacy these days, and rightfuly so. Big data, analytics, and data mining are great tools manifesting great research capability for decision makers, but at what cost? How does it effect the K-12 industry as well?

A total of 14 companies have addressed this issue by at the very least acknowledging the importance of it. Indeed it maybe a drop in the ocean, but when such things are in their infancy its usually the small drops that create the bigger ripples.

See article for further details.

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SLMS in Elementary Libraries

A link to NYLA/SSL's official statement regarding school library media specialists at the elementary level:

(PDF) NYLA/SSL Position Statement Elementary School Librarians in Every School, 2014

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Shellshock Resources

Unfortunately I feel this will be happening more and more. It was late this past Spring many Internet sites were rocked with the Heartbleed vulnerability. Heartbleed was a serious vulnerability that effected sites using OpenSSL, how Internet information is transferred and encrypted, and how by reading the system memory that encrypted information could be hacked and read.

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An Eye on Innovation

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Call it ingenuity. Call it effective problem solving. When working on one project it becomes necessary to invent a new technology to obtain a larger goal.

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More Than Just a Standup Desk

The stand up desk is becoming more and more popular. Now someone has taken the idea one step further: the hamster wheel standing desk. For when standing all day is not enough -- you need to combine the benefits with a treadmill.


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