Category: Professional Development

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

Gaggle Speaks
How to Use 13 Reasons Why to Spark Conversations About Teen Suicide

As a high school counselor, I found it necessary to watch 13 Reasons Why. After finishing the Netflix series, like most, it hit me hard. I didn’t cry as I was told I would, but my stomach reached up and picked my heart like an apple from a tree and swallowed it whole.

05/15/2017

Gaggle Speaks
Determining “Just Right” Digital Citizenship Lessons for Kids

Before I became an instructional technology facilitator, I was an early elementary school teacher. A great portion of my time was allotted to reading instruction. One critical skill that I taught students, as well as their parents, was how to choose a “just right” book—one that wasn’t too easy or too hard but was perfectly matched to an individual’s reading interests and abilities.

05/09/2017

Webcast
Cyberbullying in Your School: What You Need to Know

Watch this webcast and learn how Johnston County Schools is addressing cyberbullying head on by combining technology with digital citizenship as well as strategies to implement digital citizenship.

03/21/2017

Gaggle Speaks
The Impact Bullying Has on Absenteeism

Even absenteeism is no longer an entirely effective way for students to avoid bullying. Before the advent of the digital classroom and social media, students could find solace in staying home.

03/10/2017

Gaggle Speaks
How to Avoid Fake News Sources When Using G Suite

Here are a few tips that you can use to help your students avoid fake news and attain credible resources when exploring research in G Suite for Education.

03/07/2017

Webcast
How Smaller School Districts Combine Technology with Digital Citizenship to Keep Students Safe

In this webcast, you will learn how smaller school districts address online student safety and get some ideas to take back to your colleagues and administrators that will help you take action.

02/22/2017

Gaggle Speaks
Why Do We Need to Learn This? A Holistic Approach to Education

When am I ever going to use it? Why do we need to learn this? Subjects for which these questions are prompted most are extremely valuable in ways that often get ignored.

02/21/2017

Gaggle Speaks
6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Here are some EdTech tools already making an impact and others that show a lot of promise for what lies ahead.

02/16/2017