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Securing the Connected Classroom

Technology Planning to Keep Students Safe
Product code: DIGDOR
ISBN: 9781564843548
Published: 2015
Topics: Digital citizenship, Technology infrastructure
Audience: Administrators, school and district leaders, technology directors
Length: 120 pages

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By Abbie H. Brown and Tim D. Green

The safety of young people — and the security of the resources available through schools — will always require careful attention. While there is no single method for solving all technology safety challenges in schools, there is a process that can ensure that building or district leaders make effective decisions about technology use that meets the unique instructional needs of their institutions.

In their second book on the topic, authors Abbie H. Brown and Tim D. Green outline a new process education leaders can follow to develop a secure environment for learning with technology. This book guides educators, administrators and IT staff through a step-by-step process for creating a districtwide blueprint for keeping students safe while maintaining an appropriate level of security.

Filled with practical advice on:

  • Identifying and organizing a stakeholder group
  • Assessing potential threats
  • Developing appropriate responses


About the Authors

Abbie H. Brown, PhD, is a professor in the Instructional Technology program at East Carolina University. He received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014 and an Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Award from the North Carolina Distance Learning Association in 2008. He served as editor-in-chief of TechTrends from 2009 to 2012 and is coauthor of numerous journal articles and books, including Security Vs. Access,The Essentials of Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies. Learn more at

Tim D. Green, PhD, is a former K–12 teacher and has been a professor of educational technology and teacher educator at California State University, Fullerton, since 1999. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Security Vs. Access, The Essentials of Instructional Design and Making Change. He also presents on topics such as integrating educational technology, instructional design and online distance education. Follow him on Twitter at @theedtechdoctor and at his blog at