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Announcement Mode in GoGuardian Teacher Chat!

Dan Russ August 30, 2016

Earlier this summer, we released Chat in GoGuardian Teacher, and have heard awesome things about it from our teacher community. Chat allows teachers to chat directly with students without needing to use email or interrupting the class, quietly send students help, encouragement, or resources, and keep distracted pupils on task -- without interrupting your class or drawing the unwanted attention of peers.

Do you know what would make Chat even more helpful to teachers? Announcement Mode would, that’s what!

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Teaching with Technology: What We Get and What We Can't Forget

Kevin Feramisco Kevin Feramisco August 26, 2016

I am no teaching expert. 

Now that we got that out of the way, let me tell you what I do know.

August 8, 2016 was the first day of my tenth year of teaching at the same school in the same district with most of the same teaching staff. My teaching style never really progressed or changed or innovated dramatically in all of these years. Oh sure, I’d do something different one year that didn’t work so well the previous, I’d rethink my classroom management from time to time, and I’d change the order of my units around to shake things up a bit. But nothing really drastic.

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What's an IP Address?

Dan Russ August 24, 2016

An IP address is a method of identifying devices, like laptops or Chromebooks, and distinguishing them from one another. Like the street address of a business or a house, an IP address lets websites and servers know where to send information so that your laptop or Chromebook can display it.

IP stands for Internet Protocol, and each IP address is a series of four sets of numbers that are separated by periods. IP addresses usually look something like this:

Or like this:

The Difference Between Internal and External IP Addresses

Although there are several different types of IP address, the most important thing to understand is that there are internal (also called private) and external (also called public) IP addresses.

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GoGuardian's Back2School Supplies Giveaway!

Dan Russ August 18, 2016

At GoGuardian, there are few professions that we think are as important as teaching. While astronauts might be awesome and jet pilots get to travel far really fast, they don’t have nearly as much influence as educators do on the next generation.

Without teachers dedicated to teaching, none of us would be where we are now — and we appreciate what you do tremendously.

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How to Gmail: Add One Gmail Account To Another

Dan Russ August 17, 2016

Today, we’re going to talk about how you can import Gmail messages and contacts from one mail account to another. We’ll also talk about how to forward emails from one Gmail account to another. Combining contacts and messages from Gmail account to another lets you ...

  • Create brand a new email address while preserving all of your messages and contacts.
  • Consolidate email addresses, even non-Gmail addresses, making it easier to manage and keep track of multiple email accounts.
  • Walk away from email accounts that you don’t use anymore, but keep all of your messages and contacts.

Although this How to Gmail article focuses on importing one Gmail account into another, most of these steps will work with other web-based email services like Yahoo and Outlook.

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