As a high school teacher and college professor, Fred has had a lot of experience with Learning Management Systems and he’s here to give you some tips and tricks on leveraging your LMS as a tool for cyber competition coaching.
Author: Fred Stinchcombe
Need Some Buy In – Tips on Selling NCL to Your School Admins
Fred is an educator who teaches cybersecurity at the high school level. When he inherited his school's cyber team, administration paid no attention. Seven years later, his entire school benefits from great press, visionary leadership, and students who are learning hands-on, competing, and excelling. Read to find out how you can gain support for NCL at your school!
Everything You Need to Know About the NCL Gym (but Were Too Afraid to Ask Someone)
Are you new to NCL or returning after an absence? Fred elaborates on the wonders of the NCL Gymnasium, where you can develop your skills in an practice arena outside of the Games. Let's walk through what to do with that lovely picture of a lamb!
What I Learned from Teaching Cyber at an All Girls High School
Fred has been teaching cybersecurity for about 15 years. No matter where he's taught, girls have been rare in mixed-gender classes. Fred discusses gender bias and answers the question, "How do you get girls into your classroom?" The answer may surprise you! It turns out that students who won't join a class (yet) will still join a CTF!
Summer Camp 2020 – Metadata
Fred walks us through how he would solve the Summer Camp 2020 – Open Source Intelligence challenge: Metadata.
The Pros and Cons of Different Cyber Competitions for High School Students
It's the post that NCL doesn't want you to read! (Or maybe, now that there's a Forensics domain, it does!) Fred gives his uncensored opinion as an educator on the merits and faults of the major competitions, shows you where to find lesser-known CTFs, and exposes the most evil challenge he's ever come across.
Why I Became a Player Ambassador – Fred
Fred's story is an unusual one, because he's never competed in NCL! He was first introduced to it when a student appeared to be goofing off in class. Fred has since become an invaluable resource for other coaches and anyone who needs help bringing NCL to their school.
How to Infuse a Culture of Fun into Your Cyber Team
Would you pass up an opportunity to eat pizza with your friends and argue over the right way to solve a cryptography challenge? Fred reveals time-honored techniques for breaking down the barriers to fun and learning by osmosis.
You must be logged in to post a comment.