Author: Rob Yoegel

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

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4 Keys to Successfully Plan and Design Your School or District Website

Designing a website isn’t easy. And with all of your other priorities, it’s likely not the most appealing. Still, a school or district website is a very helpful tool for communicating with parents and the community. If you’re not exactly sure where to start with your website design project, here are a few tips to get you going.

03/09/2016

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How to Create a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

Your school or district likely isn’t much different than Redding School District in Northern California. Just like you, Redding School District strives to keep pace with the latest advances in technology. The district recently provided Chromebooks to about 1,200 students in fourth through eighth grade as part of a 1:1 initiative.

02/09/2016

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How to Create a School Website that Parents and Others Will Want to Visit

Start by fixing five common problems with many school or district websites. Then move on to developing a sound strategy that should include responsive design, incorporating social media, and an easy way to access your learning management system and other tools used inside and outside of the classroom.

01/11/2016
Office 365 for Education in the Classroom

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5 Ways Office 365 Can Benefit Student Learning

Office 365 broadens the capacity for learning, offering on-demand access to documents and projects, and provides students new and creative outlets to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. Let’s explore some of the many ways that Office 365 can help students and teachers.

11/16/2015
Google Apps for Education Setting Goals

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Two Simple Ways to Get Started with Google Apps

While many educators choose Google Apps for Education (GAFE), others have it fall into their laps. Regardless of which side of the classroom you’re standing, it’s important to set goals and lead by example.

11/11/2015
Kik App and other Apps Students are Using

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Kik App, Others, Still a Concern for Parents

It’s starting to become a regular occurrence. Every month or so, a news organization reaches out to us about social networks and mobile apps that kids use in unintended ways.

11/06/2015
OneNote Student Collaboration

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4 Ways to Use OneNote for Better Student Collaboration

Successful collaboration takes a bit of scaffolding to ensure the experience is useful and effective. Here are four ways to use OneNote to incorporate collaboration in the classroom in a way that encourages interaction from all students.

11/02/2015
OneNote for Lesson Planning

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5 Ways OneNote Helps Make Digital Lesson-Planning Easy

Teachers who use Office 365 often rave about the great ways that OneNote takes note-taking to new heights. And while the note-taking functionality is quite “noteworthy,” OneNote is also useful for creating digital lesson plans. Here are ways OneNote helps.

10/19/2015

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Cyberbullying Facts and Other Student Safety Concerns That Will Astound You

Students are creating an increasing amount of digital drama on social media, email, mobile apps and online collaboration tools. These stories were among the topics discussed during last week’s Gaggle webcast, “Making Online Student Safety a Priority.”

10/14/2015