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Student Safety
Social Network Spotlight: Swarm

Swarm is a very focused app that is only truly functional if the user is visiting physical locations and checking in. Because of the need to check in and the competitive aspect, students could leave themselves vulnerable to online predators and other dangers.

04/07/2017

Social Media
Using Facebook Stories in the Classroom

As the adage goes, “the only permanent thing in the universe is impermanence.” This is certainly true of the Stories feature on social media—made popular by Snapchat, which has recently been implemented by Instagram and Facebook as well.

04/05/2017

Success Stories
Saving Students’ Lives: All Part of a Day’s Work

This past summer, no one at Gaggle was surprised when our Safety Management Team started keeping track of the lives it saves by reviewing suspicious content and alerting our school or district emergency contacts to imminent suicide threats. Our latest case study shares one of those stories.

04/03/2017

Student Safety
How to Address Cyberbullying with Digital Citizenship and Gaggle

The importance of protecting students from harmful situations, especially cyberbullying, was the theme of last week’s Gaggle webcast, which welcomed digital citizenship author Dr. Mike Ribble, and Michelle Turnage, Senior Executive Director – Technology Services at Johnston County Schools.

03/30/2017

Student Safety
Why Network Security Doesn’t Keep Students Safe

When K12 schools and districts think of focusing on student safety, network security comes to mind, because it does reduce access to potentially malicious online content.

03/28/2017

G Suite for Education
What You Need to Know About Adding Personal Accounts to Google Classroom

Here are just two concerns regarding Google’s newly added features that allow personal accounts and accounts on separate G Suite for Education domains to have access to your classes.

03/22/2017

Archiving & Backup
The Problem with Free Email Archiving

While there’s a handful of issues associated with free archiving solutions, what they all have in common is that they end up not being free after all.

03/15/2017

Success Stories
How Students’ Use of G Suite for Education Can Be a Real Eye-Opener

An increasing number of school districts, like Wayne Township Public Schools in New Jersey, understand the value of both teaching digital citizenship and implementing technology that helps create teachable moments for students who might take a misstep.

03/13/2017