for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
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.”
Training is extremely important from day one, and it should continue throughout the adoption year and beyond. It’s always a good idea to find a small group of teachers ready to learn and share what they’ve learned. It’s important for schools to promote the value that GAFE will bring to teachers, parents and students. Start by identifying key benefits.
When Cincinnati Public Schools made the switch to Google Apps for Education, there was one important, missing ingredient from bringing safe communication and collaboration to students and teachers. The district needed additional controls, including 24/7 filtering and monitoring, to make Google Apps a safe online learning environment.
Google Apps for Education offers students and teachers the opportunity to create and share without ever picking up pen and paper. As you move towards a paperless classroom with Google Apps, countless hours in the copier room vanish, allowing you to spend more time on teaching and planning.
Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools wants to make sure that it’s proactive with online student safety. After deciding to give Gmail accounts to students starting in fifth grade, the district quickly realized that the controls inside Gmail and Google Apps for Education were not enough to ensure the safety of its students.