Author: Gaggle

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

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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

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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

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Moving from Banning Technology to Embracing Technology

Lisa Nielsen, founder of The Innovative Educator and author of several books on using technology for instruction, champions the view that mobile devices in particular should not be banned or discouraged.

03/09/2018

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How Four School Districts Keep Their Students Safe on G Suite for Education

As districts like Hollidaysburg (PA), Meriden (CT), Temple (TX) and Yakima (WA) embark on 1:1 initiatives, introduce digital equity for learning or want to make sure students are safe in the open environment that they live in today, they’re turning to Gaggle to keep students safe when using G Suite for Education.

02/12/2018

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Is Google Hangouts Safe For Your Students?

Law enforcement has made it a point to tell us that they’ve seen activity on Hangouts quickly go the wrong direction and have arrested and sent to prison individuals preying on students. These same law enforcement officials urge districts to monitor their students’ use of Hangouts similar to other forms of school-provided communication tools.

01/31/2018

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The Impact of Technology-Facilitated Crimes on Students

For years, technology-facilitated crime has presented courts and legislators with the difficulty of maintaining the pace and rapidity of trends in online crime. Some of the more common forms of technology-facilitated crime that affect students today include child pornography and cyberbullying.

01/11/2018

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Have Schools Become Too Dangerous?

With an influx of infrastructure, equipment, procedures and personnel centered around safety, can one conclude that K-12 schools and districts are becoming too dangerous for students?

01/03/2018

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Top 10 Gaggle Speaks Blog Posts from 2017

Before you ring in the new year, we’ve compiled this list of top blog posts based on traffic to the Gaggle Speaks Blog and the number of shares each post received. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the top Gaggle Speaks posts from this past year.

12/21/2017

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Student Online Safety Featured in New Video Series, “From the Principal’s Office”

Three principals from Illinois spent with us to talk about how they have benefited from working with Gaggle and shared some stories about how we’ve helped to keep their students safe in a new video series we call “From the Principal’s Office.”

12/13/2017