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