for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
What do you do when you’re part of an internationally-recognized digital conversion initiative that garners the attention of schools from around the country and even the President of the United States to your district? You make it safer.
Online communication and collaboration open up a whole new world for students and teachers. But this new world has a potential dark side by providing students with opportunities to get into serious trouble. Protecting students online was the theme of last week’s Gaggle webcast, “Student Online Safety In Action.”
Robert McCollum from Hesperia Unified School District sought me during the CalSPRA Annual Seminar to tell me a story about a Possible Student Situation. We detail what unfolded in an incredible new case study with a great ending to this story.
Giving students devices and access to tools such as email and online file sharing and storage also bring safety risks. These and other topics were discussed during the last week’s Gaggle webcast, “Using Google Apps 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.