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Written by Rob Yoegel
on March 13, 2017

There's no denying the value of teaching lessons on digital citizenship. In fact, teaching soft skills, such as digital citizenship, empathy, communication and self-awareness is discussed in a recent Gaggle Speaks blog post.

But an increasing number of school districts, like Wayne Township Public Schools in New Jersey, understand the value of both teaching digital citizenship and implementing technology that helps create teachable moments for students who might take a misstep.

Our friends at Common Sense Education open every Symposium on Student Safety with a keynote called, "Driving Towards Responsible Digital Citizenship & Keeping Our Students Safe."

The analogy they came up with—and that we love—compares online student safety to driver’s education: The best driving lessons (digital citizenship) won't save a student's life without a seatbelt (technology like Gaggle Safety Management). Conversely, the best safety features in a car don't guarantee an accident-free trip without someone behind the wheel who understands the dangers of speeding or is aware of blind spots.

Our latest case study reveals how Wayne Township schools now have the confidence knowing that tools such as Google Drive, when used appropriately by students, can help students prepare for college and careers. You will also learn how the school district:

  • Realized its existing solution for Google Drive security wasn't allowing Wayne Township schools to get a good handle on what students were doing in Google Drive.
  • Trains staff to become Google Certified Educators.
  • Put a new technology plan in place and a district-wide objective that focuses on education rather than discipline.

Read the entire case study, “Students’ Use of Google Drive Can Be A Real Eye-Opener" and learn more about how Gaggle helps students stay safe when using G Suite for Education, by visiting the case study section of the Gaggle Content Library.

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