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Visit Our Website | OCTOBER 26, 2023
Volume 24, ISSUE 10

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CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
October is
TEACHING CYBERSECURITY IN THE CLASSROOM


Each week in October, Tech Connect will focus on a different cybersecurity topic.

October 12th: Facts About Cybersecurity
October 19th: Tips for Personal Security
October 26th: Teaching Cybersecurity in the Classroom

CPSB employees who read through the information will find a challenge question at the end. Those who submit the correct response earn an entry to WIN a prize be given after the month is over. Each person can earn up to 3 entries with 3 correct responses each week. 

Take a moment to read about this week's topic, then submit the correct response to the challenge question for a chance to WIN!


Before teaching students about cybersecurity, it’s crucial for teachers to be familiar with privacy laws and regulations that apply to K-12 institutions to keep students cyber safe. This guidance is taken directly from the Louisiana Department of Education’s Digital Learning handout Student Privacy Laws which is accessible HERE.

Educators


NOT allow students to select the Microsoft account sign-on option for other programs, websites, etc. 
NOT ask students to create logins for online programs without checking if the site has a contract with the district to protect PII.
NOT create logins for students without checking if the site has a contract with the district to protect PII.
NOT use students’ names, initials, or other PII to create logins for acceptable sites.
NOT make lists of student login information and leave them in easily accessible places.
Educators SHOULD


There are specific rules and regulations regarding digital integration in school systems when it comes to student privacy. In addition to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), and CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act, teachers need to be familiar with Louisiana Act 837. 

CPSB provides Student Privacy: Act 837 Employee Resources available at www.cpsb.org/Domain/2011 or by clicking HERE. 

This resource provides lists of approved district and state contracted services along with a flowchart for educators to follow when using online or web-based services.


Teaching students about the importance of being cyber safe should be shown by example and taught when relevant. The lessons taught extend far beyond the classroom. Students should have a grade-level appropriate understanding about the importance of the following.


Teaching students about the importance of being cyber safe should be shown by example and taught when relevant. The lessons extends beyond the classroom. Students should have a grade-level appropriate understanding about the importance of the following:

Cybersecurity refers to the steps we take to protect our data and computers from unauthorized access.
Multifactor authentication is a way for a system or app to verify you are who you say you are. It protects us from other people trying to pretend to be us to gain access to data.
Strong passwords are important and should never be shared with anyone. 
Location sharing should not be enabled on social media apps.
Third-party access to personal data should be avoided.
Software needs to be kept updated.
Wi-fi access should only be used by trusted providers.


Click the question mark to respond to this week's challenge question. If correct, you'll earn an entry to win one of the prizes to be given away. One entry per week permitted. 

Winners will be drawn from all correct responses to the weekly challenge questions shared in Tech Connect during the month of October. Winners will be notified by email and announced in Tech Connect. Good luck!


OCTOBER
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP + CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS
In observation of October as DigCit & Cybersecurity Awareness month, learn how easy it is to use Canvas Studio Video Quizzes to support DigCit and Cybersecurity in your classroom. Integrate it your classroom as described when it makes sense for you anytime this school year. Then, share for a chance to win a bag of teacher swag! Bag contains:
an assortment of teacher conference swag 
a Makerspace Experience voucher for a field trip or for your classroom
classroom posters
custom 3D printed teacher gift
Winners will be selected at random from all entries by the end of each month through May. Participate when you want, as often as you'd like for your chance to WIN!
CANVAS STUDIO VIDEO QUIZZES + DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
This month, learn how easy it is to use  Canvas Studio Video Quizzes to support Digital Citizenship and Cybersecurity in your classroom.

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