Gaggle now offers a complete integration with Google Apps for Education. The Gaggle-Google integration turns Google into a full-featured learning platform designed specifically for the unique requirements of K-12. This new solution combines Gaggle’s proven system for protecting students and a seamless integration of both companies’ productivity tools. With Gaggle, Google can truly be a safe online learning environment for students.
Google Apps is a powerful tool in K-12 education, but from a learning perspective more features are needed such as Assignment Drop Boxes, Homework Grading, Filtered YouTube Access and Class Pages. Gaggle solves these problems and more. In addition, Gaggle’s automated systems make provisioning and managing user accounts easy. Gaggle can automatically organize users based off your Google organizational structure.
All of Gaggle’s unparalleled safety features apply, including our extensive text monitoring, Anti-Pornography Scanner, 24/7 Gaggle Safety Management, and transparent access to all student activities in both systems. In fact Gaggle and Google work so well together that Kipp Bentley, Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Learning at Denver Public Schools coined the phrase, “Don’t Google without Gaggle!”
The Gaggle-Google integration is very flexible. Students can log in to either Google or Gaggle, and it doesn’t matter. The same files and email exist in both places and Gaggle’s filtering works in both systems. Middle school students can log in from Gaggle, and your high school students can log in to Google, if that is what works best for your districts.
Gaggle also fully integrates with Google Chromebooks. Amy Stanley, Coordinator of Elementary Instructional Technology for Johnston County Schools, commented on her Gaggle-Google-Chromebook experience, “It was great. Gaggle managed the behind-the-scenes magic, and I was handed our user accounts, which were configured in classes and ready to use. It couldn’t have been easier for us to get our Chromebooks up, running and secure.”