Free COVID-19 Webinars for Youth – @ajsantella

A new, free webinar series for children and teens aims to increase their understanding about the growing COVID-19 pandemic, with information covering the virus’ origins, signs and symptoms, minimizing risk, and the importance of physical distancing,... Read More

VoD platforms urged to include coronavirus PSAs

Video on demand platforms are being urged to include public safety announcements about coronavirus in an effort to spread the word to viewers. In an open letter to the media tech industry, Marc Risby, group CTO at Boxer Systems and DigiBox, is... Read More

How To Safely Clean Computers And Other Devices

You’re stuck at home to teach with what computers, printers and communications gear that you have on hand. Make sure everything’s safe to use by periodically cleaning your equipment, particularly if others at home use it. It’s also a good idea... Read More

Parenting Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This is an unprecedented time in our world and, understandably, there are many questions and concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The shut down of schools, business establishments, and restaurants combined with social distancing, and self quarantine... Read More

Introducing Teach from Home

To support the hundreds of millions of students and educators currently facing school closures, we’re introducing Teach from Home—a hub providing information, tips, training and tools to help remote teaching and learning. Learn... Read More

Verizon is prepared to serve customers during COVID-19 crisis

Verizon announced it’s adding 15GB of free high-speed data for its consumer and small business customers, part of its response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects. The company also said it’s removing data caps for consumer and... Read More

Are your cameras hackable?

Marcus Sheridan’s book, They Ask You Answer, inspired me to reevaluate addressing customer questions online. Needless to say, I figured last week’s dustup around the compromised Ring video camera feed in an 8-year-old’s bedroom would be a... Read More

8 Easy Art Projects for Kids at Home During Coronavirus Isolation

Art is a great way to help kids express themselves, get their energy out, and have fun, all at the same time. Having some easy-to-do art projects on hand and ready to go is a great way to help your kids relieve stress and take control of a small part... Read More

Things that unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody’s working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are. What you get up to doesn’t really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures,... Read More

Emergency Preparedness: Ready.gov

Your tax dollars at work: “Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made... Read More

What exactly is an essential worker?

The New York state Department of Economic Development issued guidance on what exactly is essential. Their list is as follows: 1. Essential health care operations including research and laboratory services, hospitals, walk-in care health facilities,... Read More

Beware of ‘ZoomBombing’ screensharing filth to video calls

The world is vulnerable to a new type of trolling as people turn to Zoom video calls to feel connected amidst quarantines. Jerks are using Zoom’s screensharing feature to blast other viewers with the most awful videos from across the... Read More

Microsoft Teams For ALL

Way more people are kicking the tires of Microsoft Teams worldwide as the coronavirus forces people to work from the isolation of their homes as a public health measure. “We have seen an unprecedented spike in Teams usage, and now have more... Read More

Free Cloud Applications That Are Available To Everyone

With armies of people now working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations everywhere are scrambling for software that supports videoconferencing, remote team collaboration, virtual classrooms and other activities. The scale and... Read More

Working From Home & Teleconference Etiquette

Working From Home Guidelines: Find an area where you will have minimal distractions— If you have a home office, this is probably ideal, but make sure family members know you’re “at work” and not available for random... Read More

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