for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
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.
You might be hearing some colleagues at your school or district complaining about all the inappropriate email messages that students receive inside their Gmail spam folders. While they’re likely happy that Google labels it as spam, they might be nervous about students having access to unwanted or inappropriate email.
Schools will often use a server-based content filter for Gmail to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), and then quickly realize that it puts the focus on discipline rather than instruction and promoting digital citizenship. This is exactly what happened at Mountain Brook School System when it started to move its technology to the cloud, including deploying Google Apps for Education (GAFE).
Together with Amplified IT, we’ve created a new ebook, “12 Ways to Safely Adopt Google Apps into Your School,” to help technology facilitators with user adoption and to help make sure that GAFE will be safe for teachers and students.