Gaggle Speaks

Ideas,
News &
Advice

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

Professional Development
Determining “Just Right” Digital Citizenship Lessons for Kids

Before I became an instructional technology facilitator, I was an early elementary school teacher. A great portion of my time was allotted to reading instruction. One critical skill that I taught students, as well as their parents, was how to choose a “just right” book—one that wasn’t too easy or too hard but was perfectly matched to an individual’s reading interests and abilities.

05/09/2017

Student Safety
13 Reasons Why… Schools & Districts Need Gaggle

I have more than 13 reasons why schools and districts need Gaggle. In fact, I have over 200. The story we all should be talking about is getting students the help they need and celebrating the lives saved.

05/03/2017

Student Safety
Exclusive Data on Student Safety to be Revealed on Webinar

We’ll reveal the results of the “Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning” during the Gaggle Webcast, “Do You Know What Your Students Are Doing Online?” next week.

05/02/2017

Student Safety
The Limitations of Tying Student Safety to Devices

The Family Link app from Google is undeniably a powerful tool with great benefits, however, it invokes a question concerning how safety should be managed on a larger scale for K-12 schools and districts.

04/28/2017

G Suite for Education
Why You Should Backup & Archive Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive

When it comes to backing up and archiving Google Drive or its competitor, Microsoft OneDrive, the good news is that there are plenty of similarities to email as you move beyond the inbox.

04/25/2017

Student Safety
Safety Management Categories: Profanity & Hate Speech

With this Gaggle Speaks post, we’re launching a new series specifically about our Safety Management categories. The Gaggle Profanity & Hate Speech category is for terminology that students use inappropriately or with hurtful intent, whether in conversation with others or privately.

04/20/2017

Student Safety
How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

We laud the efforts of Instagram and others to create safer online environments and kinder communities, and hope they continue to promote values aligned with digital citizenship.

04/17/2017

G Suite for Education
Digital Life After School: Graduation for G Suite

As part of a G Suite for Education release earlier this year, Google introduced Graduation for G Suite, an easy way for students to migrate content to an external, personal account, in order to save all the contents they create or share.

04/12/2017