Gaggle Speaks

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

Student Safety
Surge in Chromebook Adoption Leads to Increasing Need to Keep Students Safe    

Without appropriate controls and a realistic understanding of student online behavior, use of communication and collaboration tools on school-or district-provided devices such as Chromebooks can create legal minefields for school districts, as well as unsafe or even dangerous environments for students.

08/14/2017

Safe Learning Management
Is Your LMS Safe for Students to Use?

If you have a place in K-12 education, you’ve likely heard of the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). We’re excited to announce the release of Safety Management for Canvas.

08/01/2017

Archiving & Backup
The Importance of Migrating Legacy K-12 Email Archives

Many school districts are moving their onsite legacy email archives to a third-party cloud provider at a fraction of the cost it takes to manage and store what they’re required to keep based on a retention schedule.

07/27/2017

G Suite for Education
5 Key Takeaways from Hacking Google for Education

Earlier this year, I had the chance to see the authors of Hacking Google for Education: 99 Ways to Leverage Google Tools in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts in action. Here are five of my biggest takeaways.

07/26/2017

Student Safety
Safe Schools Begin at Home: Why Parents Should Be Concerned About Student Online Safety

If education is to thrive in the classroom, and if we want to create safe schools, it will be a result of the combined efforts of a healthy home life and a positive school climate.

07/20/2017

Professional Development
How School Principals Can Create Conditions for Better Learning

Among the many duties that principals have, the most important is the broad task to create a positive climate that is hospitable to education. All aspects of the job, whether logistical or managerial in nature, should serve the end of creating a culture of intellectual and moral maturation and learning.

07/17/2017

Social Media
Social Network Spotlight: Signal

Signal is a bare bones messaging application for iPhone and Android, specializing in secure and encrypted communication between users. Here are some pros, cons and tips for educators.

07/13/2017

Office 365
Students Using Office 365 More Likely to Be Bullied, Have Contact with Strangers

More than one out of every three students in sixth through eighth grade are using Office 365 to support their learning, while nearly half of all high school students use Microsoft’s online communication and collaboration tools, according to Project Tomorrow Speak Up 2016.

07/11/2017