Owens from South Fayette shared that in her district, students advocate for computer science by going to conferences and finding ways to connect their experiences to curriculum. The district has also held “coding nights” where parents learned how to code along with students. As students progress and begin to make new products and earn awards, the community further supports their success. South Fayette students have continued to develop an app to promote school bus safety and won awards such as the Congressional STEM App Challenge and the National Infosys Maker Award .
One of the better moves one can make with regard to security is simply switching to a Linux distro or to a Mac. Whether Linux and Mac OS X are inherently safer is up for debate -- it could be that hackers and spyware/malware/virus writers target Windows because that's the OS that an overwhelming majority of people use. At any rate, the security risks associated with Linux machines are close to nonexistent and it's not surprise that the same can be said of OS X. Of course, Linux and OS X share a common history (both are Unix based), so there might be something to the inherent security of those operating systems after all. It is worth mentioning that Windows has become much more secure over the years thanks to consumer pressure and an increase in the number of security updates. Microsoft itself has become more conscious of providing virus/malware protection through its free Windows Defender application. That's a dramatic shift from the days when Microsoft left it up to users to find a third party product to deal with virus and malware threats. view entire post Post your comments Post Anonymously Please enter the code: