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Professional Development
Top 10 Gaggle Speaks Blog Posts from 2017

Before you ring in the new year, we’ve compiled this list of top blog posts based on traffic to the Gaggle Speaks Blog and the number of shares each post received. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the top Gaggle Speaks posts from this past year.

12/21/2017

Student Safety
Student Online Safety Featured in New Video Series, “From the Principal’s Office”

Three principals from Illinois spent with us to talk about how they have benefited from working with Gaggle and shared some stories about how we’ve helped to keep their students safe in a new video series we call “From the Principal’s Office.”

12/13/2017
Village

Student Safety
Student Safety: It Takes a Village

Experts like Marialice Curran and Michelle Gay are championing a community approach to student safety that includes students, schools and parents.

12/05/2017
Social Media Archiving

Archiving & Backup
What You Should Know About Social Media Archiving At Your School District

There’s an increasing expectation from the courts that document files and even social media also get retained. The burden falls on the school district and retention is not enough. You must also be able to search and produce specific data just like we have for email for the past decade.

11/27/2017
Office laptop keyboard and police crime scene tape

Student Safety
How Child Pornography Gets on School-Issued Technology

Many schools and districts are unaware, but there’s a very possible scenario by which child pornography can get on school-provided technology. Here are three steps that can lead to pornography on school resources.

11/16/2017
Students on computer

Student Safety
Student Safety and SEL

School districts in Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, Oakland and others should be applauded for adopting SEL frameworks. Together, we can make sure that our students participate in a welcoming, participatory and caring climate for learning.     

11/08/2017
Student on computer

Student Safety
There’s More Than Homework in Students’ Drive Accounts

G Suite for Education and Office 365 are wonderful learning solutions, but they also present a liability to K-12 schools and districts that don’t fully consider the ramifications of student safety. Moral of the story: If you use these tools, there is more than homework in your students’ drive accounts.

11/03/2017
Reddit

Social Media
Social Network Spotlight: Reddit

While Reddit can be a resource for students who wants to view the “front page of the internet,” it also has potentially offensive or extremely graphic content.

10/26/2017