We are pleased to announce that our very own Ruoting Sun will be presenting at TECHSPO '14 this week. Ruoting will be presenting on social media in the classroom.
TECHSPO is an annual technology training and exhibition conference for school leaders and others interested in educational technology. It's a two-day event presented by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. This year the event will be held January 30-31 at Bally's in Atlantic City. Ruoting will be representing Barracuda and presenting information on the challenges surrounding social media in the classroom. From the event page:
The benefits and challenges with social media in schools are clear. Students use social networks like Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis to collaborate with each other in real-time. While they certainly have benefits, the dangers of cyber-bullying and other suspicious activities on social networks are very real. This session highlights how schools can selectively control what students do on social networks, be proactively alerted of certain dangerous activities, and archive these communications for e-discovery and litigation purposes.
Ruoting will be joined by Marc Plevinsky, District Technology Manager for Cherry Hill Public Schools. Marc will be discussing best practices on providing safe Internet access. Specifically, Ruoting and Marc will be presenting information on:
- The challenges surrounding social media
- The Barracuda experience in K12
- Barracuda threat intelligence
- Leveraging Barracuda solutions to manage social media access
- Success stories
Ruoting's presentation will take place on Friday from 2:30-3:30. You can register for the event here.
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Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.