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5 Tech Tools for Classroom Collaboration

Marielle Gilbert October 18, 2017

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"Collaboration is essential in our classrooms because it is inherent in the nature of how work is accomplished in our civic and workforce lives. Fifty years ago, much work was accomplished by individuals working alone, but not today. Much of all significant work is accomplished in teams, and in many cases, global teams."
The National Education Association, An Educator's Guide to the "Four C's "
 

Collaboration is one of the most essential ingredients to fostering 21st century skills and deeper learning in the classroom. The Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has argued that, because knowledge is now available on every internet-connected device, the ability to collaborate has become far more important for students than academic knowledge. Did you know that it was a collaborative school computer club that brought together two minds that would change the future of technology forever? Those two minds were Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the founders of Microsoft. Collaboration doesn’t just fuel social and emotional skills ...it fuels innovation.

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4 Ways to Protect Kids from Cyberbullying

Marielle Gilbert October 02, 2017

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The beginning of October marks the start of 
Cyberbullying and Mental Health Awareness month.  At this time, teachers, administrators and school systems are taking time to reflect on the epidemic of cyberbullying, and rethink ways to combat it. Educator Todd Whitaker once said, “The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate.” In any organization, including schools, behavior is clearly shaped by culture. Here are a few ways we can all come together to create more inclusive cultures in our classrooms, and better ensure the wellbeing of our students.

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GoGuardian & Denton ISD: Opening Doors While Keeping Kids Safe

Marielle Gilbert September 15, 2017

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Dr. Jamie Wilson is the Superintendent of Schools for Denton Independent School District. He’s also had a 24-year career working in public education advocacy, growth management and instructional innovation. We were fortunate enough to sit down with Dr. Wilson to talk with him a little about technology in education, and how GoGuardian has made an impact in his school district.
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Posted in Safety, Technology

5 Secret Features of Google Chrome

Marielle Gilbert August 31, 2017

 

Like your favorite superhero or super-heroine, Google Chrome has hidden powers. That’s right. Just as Clark Kent isn’t what he seems, neither is your Chrome browser. Unfortunately, unless you’re a tech whiz, these powers are not immediately accessible to the layperson.

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Join our Weekly Webinars & Become a GoGuardian Expert!

Marielle Gilbert July 31, 2017

Want to learn more about how to use GoGuardian products to best suit your needs? You’re in luck! For the back-to-school season, GoGuardian is offering weekly free and interactive webinars for GoGuardian Admin and Teacher. The webinars are designed for new and returning customers, for both admins and teachers, and for any educator interested in learning how to leverage GoGuardian products to create better results for your classroom. Join to learn your way around GoGuardian products, ask questions... or just to brush up on your GG skills!

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