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Automate Your Administrative Tasks: Integrating Google Sheets with ChatGPT

In the ever-demanding world of education, teachers often find themselves bogged down with administrative tasks. From tracking attendance to managing assignment submissions, these duties can take away valuable time that could be spent on direct student engagement. Fortunately, integrating Google Sheets with ChatGPT through Zapier can help automate these tasks, allowing teachers to focus more […]

What K-12 School Leaders Should Know About OpenAI’s Chat GPT

What K-12 School Leaders Should Know About OpenAI Chat GPT

Recently, we wondered what K-12 school leaders should know about Open AI’s ChatGPT. So, we asked it. Here is its answer. K-12 principals and executive directors should be aware of several key aspects when considering or implementing OpenAI’s ChatGPT in an educational setting. Here are some important considerations: 1. Data Privacy and Security – Understand […]

LIVE WEBINAR ON 2/29: NYSED Information Security Office Data Security Review

Webinar - NYSED Data Security Review

Did you know that on January 16, 2024 NYSED announced it will be conducting comprehensive reviews to assess what data security controls schools have in place to protect the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of students, faculty, and staff? As part of our ongoing commitment to data security in education, IKON Edutech Group invites you to […]

5 New Cybersecurity Threats Impacting K-12 Schools: Are You Prepared?

5 New Cybersecurity Threats Impacting K-12 Schools

In an era where education relies heavily on technology, K-12 schools find themselves at the forefront of potential cybersecurity threats. As school leaders, it’s crucial to stay informed about the evolving landscape of cyber threats to protect students, staff, and sensitive data. In this article, we’ll explore five emerging cybersecurity challenges and discuss strategies to […]

How an Overlooked Setting on Your iPhone Can Protect Your Private Information

iOS 17.3 Stolen Device Protection, IT Services for K-12 Schools

Apple’s Stolen Device Protection in iOS 17.3 Adds Extra Layer of Protection  “How can you safeguard your hard-earned savings, years of cherished memories captured in photos, and all other aspects of your digital existence? It’s as simple as activating a newly introduced option hidden within the settings menu of your iPhone.” Apple’s recent release of […]

Register for Our K-12 Technology Summit on 1/27!

k-12 technology summit, IT Services for K-12 Schools

Exciting news! Registration is now open for our upcoming TechEmpowerED: K-12 Technology Summit. Join us to explore innovative solutions for Charter and Independent schools, focusing on enhancing instruction, data privacy, network security, and fiscal management. Secure your spot today and be part of a collaborative community shaping the future of education! Don’t miss out on this […]

Secure Schools, Smart Choices: Navigating Cloud Security for K-12 Education

Navigating Cloud Security for K-12 Schools

Many K-12 schools are swiftly transitioning from traditional on-premises tools to cloud-based platforms like Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft 365 to boost efficiency and enhance collaboration.  Moving to the cloud doesn’t exempt IT staff from the duty of securing their data. They are still responsible for identifying breaches, preventing data leakage, and addressing other […]

6 Steps to Navigating the E-Rate Application Process

navigating the e-rate process

From Competitive Bidding to Invoicing The E-Rate program, established to bridge the digital divide in education, provides funding for eligible schools, libraries, and other institutions to acquire essential telecommunications and internet services. This program operates through a structured application process that encompasses six key steps: Competitive Bidding, Selecting a Service Provider, Applying for Discounts, Application […]

Data Security 101: How to Effectively Back Up and Recover Your School’s Private Data

Discover best practices in data backup and security for K-12 schools. Safeguarding your school’s digital assets made easy! In today’s digital age, the importance of data cannot be overstated. Schools, just like any other organization, rely heavily on data to manage everything from student records to financial transactions. Unfortunately, many K-12 schools and school districts […]