Addison Northwest School District

Technology Department

Looking for something fun to do with the kids that includes technology, and activities in class? Check it out!

6 Wintertime Activities for Kids


New (First) Edition of the Video Edition of Knowledge is Power


National Cyber Awareness System:

Multiple Ransomware Infections Reported

10/24/2017 01:16 PM EDT

Original release date: October 24, 2017

US-CERT has received multiple reports of Bad Rabbit ransomware infections in many countries around the world. This suspected variant of Petya ransomware is malicious software that infects a computer and restricts user access to the infected machine until a ransom is paid to unlock it. US-CERT discourages individuals and organizations from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee that access will be restored. Using unpatched and unsupported software may increase the risk of proliferation of cybersecurity threats, such as ransomware.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review US-CERT Alerts TA16-181A and TA17-132A that describe recent ransomware events. Please report ransomware incidents to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). US-CERT will provide updated information as it becomes available.


Digital Citizenship and Safety Course

Google for Education has some great training courses on how to keep yourself safer on the internet.

Check them out! Each one is 10 - 15 minutes in length and easy to follow.

or go here for just the Videos


Want to know more tips and tricks about Chromebooks?

Check out the ChromeBook Tips page under the Knowledge is Power tab!


A great Power Teacher Pro Training Presentation including a video at the end:

Power Teacher Pro Training

Power Teacher Pro Quick Reference Card


Stay Informed: Follow this link to the Homeland Security's

"A Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Kids Online":


Cyber Quiz

Test your cyber IQ with the quiz question below.

Question: If you receive a new friend request on social media from someone you don't know, what should you do? Why?

Answer: If you receive a ‘friend’ request from someone you do not know on social media, do NOT immediately approve their request. To protect your online privacy and safety, limit your online "friends" to people you know in real life. Do some fact checking to see if this friend request is a legitimate friend or business. As nice as it is to have more "friends" and followers, consider how sensitive some of your posts and pictures may be and remember how personal some of the information may be like family names/pictures, street addresses and license plates, just to name a few. When you add unknown people to your account(s), you are potentially providing strangers with access to personally identifiable information. In turn, these new “friends” can possibly use this information against you for crimes such as identity theft or online stalking.