Gaggle Speaks

Ideas,
News &
Advice

for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
environments.

Social Media
Sextortion? It’s Real!

Have you heard about Sextortion?  It’s a real thing. We love this Thorn Video.  It really speaks to kids!  
08/14/2018
Ant-Bullying Laws

Professional Development
Is Cyberbullying Illegal in Your State?

There is currently no federal law against cyberbullying, but all 50 states have laws against bullying in general—and every state except Alaska and Wisconsin includes an explicit reference to cyberbullying in their anti-bullying laws.
05/15/2018

Office 365
3 More Important Considerations When Choosing Between G Suite and Office 365

One our most popular blog posts pondered the question, “Which online learning environment is better for schools, G Suite for Education or Office 365?” Here are three factors to take into account when picking the ecosystem where your students will live their academic lives.
05/09/2018
Student using Tablet

Student Safety
How to Talk to Parents About Safety on School-provided Technology

Here are a four tips for educators on how to tackle this tricky subject of student safety on school-provided technology with parents.
05/03/2018
Cyberbullying Research

Professional Development
Why Cyberbullying Affects Girls More than Boys

A new study found that when it comes to cyberbullying among teens, girls are not only more likely to be victims than boys are, but they are more at risk of developing emotional problems as a result of cyberbullying.
04/27/2018
Four students sitting at a table outside, using Office 365 for Education on tablets.

Office 365
How St. Mary Parish Schools Keeps Students Safe on Office 365

Dr. Susan Dupre recently took time from her busy schedule to talk about how Gaggle is being used as a teaching tool inside St. Mary Parish Schools when students in grades 5-12 use Office 365 for email.
04/09/2018

Social Media
How to Keep Your Students (and Teachers) Safe on Facebook

Students and teachers might assume that their data is just broadcasted on their favorite social network and shared with their friends, but what they post often is shared with third-party vendors. To understand how this happens, consider how Facebook manages users’ content.
04/05/2018

Office 365
When Edtech is as Easy to Use as Chalk

At Tech & Learning Live in Princeton, NJ, last October, Mike Jamerson, Director of Technology at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (IN), provided an evocative image for technology in the classroom: Edtech should be as easy to use as chalk.
03/27/2018