Category: Professional Development

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News &
Advice

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

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Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight 2017 is part of a series of probability-based surveys documenting media use patterns among children from birth to age 8 in America. The latest survey includes a nationally representative sample of more than 1,400 parents from all regions of the country.

02/20/2018

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Should Educators Focus on Just Citizenship Instead of Digital Citizenship?

With technology always shifting, our communities and especially our students need a firm foundation for decision-making and behavior to help inform how these tools shape their lives. In the education community, we call this digital citizenship.

01/19/2018

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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
Risk management data flow on white paper

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Aligning Student Safety to Your Risk Management Initiatives

Given the amount of information students document in school- and district-provided online learning solutions, Gaggle Safety Management aligns itself well with your Risk Management initiatives.

10/18/2017

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WTF? What Kids are Saying in Text Messages

BRB, LOL, LMAO, SMH, TTYL, WTF. Most of us are aware of SMS language found in text messages, also known as textese, texting language and many other names. The Reality Check Program has compiled a great list of text speak that educators and parents show know about.

08/23/2017

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5 Key Takeaways from Hacking Google for Education

Earlier this year, I had the chance to see the authors of Hacking Google for Education: 99 Ways to Leverage Google Tools in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts in action. Here are five of my biggest takeaways.

07/26/2017

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How School Principals Can Create Conditions for Better Learning

Among the many duties that principals have, the most important is the broad task to create a positive climate that is hospitable to education. All aspects of the job, whether logistical or managerial in nature, should serve the end of creating a culture of intellectual and moral maturation and learning.

07/17/2017

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Have You Done Any Google Hacking Lately?

A weird question to ask right? Since the word “hacking” brings to light a negative connotation. For one moment though, I want you to put a positive spin on the word “hacking” particularly as it relates to the education.

07/05/2017