Gaggle Speaks

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

G Suite for Education
Is Google Hangouts Safe For Your Students?

Law enforcement has made it a point to tell us that they’ve seen activity on Hangouts quickly go the wrong direction and have arrested and sent to prison individuals preying on students. These same law enforcement officials urge districts to monitor their students’ use of Hangouts similar to other forms of school-provided communication tools.

01/31/2018

Archiving & Backup
Are There Student Safety Concerns in Your Archive?

Without a third-party archiving solution, it will be difficult to remove content related to the safety and well being of your students. Your retention rules and litigation hold policies—whether at the organizational unit (OU) level or by the user—will make it virtually impossible to remove this unwanted content.

01/25/2018

Professional Development
Should Educators Focus on Just Citizenship Instead of Digital Citizenship?

With technology always shifting, our communities and especially our students need a firm foundation for decision-making and behavior to help inform how these tools shape their lives. In the education community, we call this digital citizenship.

01/19/2018

Student Safety
The Impact of Technology-Facilitated Crimes on Students

For years, technology-facilitated crime has presented courts and legislators with the difficulty of maintaining the pace and rapidity of trends in online crime. Some of the more common forms of technology-facilitated crime that affect students today include child pornography and cyberbullying.

01/11/2018

Student Safety
Have Schools Become Too Dangerous?

With an influx of infrastructure, equipment, procedures and personnel centered around safety, can one conclude that K-12 schools and districts are becoming too dangerous for students?

01/03/2018

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