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Marielle Gilbert


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Why Not All Filtering Solutions Are Created Equal

Marielle Gilbert March 14, 2018

 

The mission to bring digital learning into our classrooms has been decades in the making. Back in 1996, President Clinton led 20,000 volunteers in an effort to connect California public schools to the “brave new world of mouse clicking and web surfing. Oh, how far we’ve come. According to Futuresource Consulting, nearly half of K-12 students now have access to 1:1 computing.

Today, more and more school districts are closing the “connectivity gap,” providing students with unprecedented access to technology and new ways of learning. With more freedom comes more responsibility. In an era where educators and administrators are tasked with building safe and effective digital learning environments, online filtering tools are a must.

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AI in Education: Beyond the Buzzword

Marielle Gilbert March 07, 2018

 

Artificial Intelligence is Making Classrooms Smarter

When most people think of AI, they envision self-driving cars, Kubrick’s HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or machines of the future with the hands of the Terminator and the voice of Alexa. However, AI is already happening all around us: about 50% of the population is already using AI and don’t even realize it. AI is used in everything from fraud detection to entertainment, and now it’s making its way into our classrooms -- and making them smarter.

 

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To Block or Not to Block: The State of Chromebook Filtering in Schools

Marielle Gilbert February 27, 2018

  

They say good things come in threes: the “rule of three” is invoked across mediums, from folk tales to blockbuster trilogies. The principle of omne trium perfectum, that suggests information presented in a triad is inherently more perfect or effective, still holds water today. At GoGuardian, we approached our three-part Benchmark Report with this in mind.

In Parts I and II of GoGuardian's 2018 Benchmark Report, we learned what websites students are engaging with most, and how students are using their devices at home compared to at school. In Part III of the Benchmark Report, we examined the aggregate device usage of 5 million students and took take a deep dive into trends in school filtering.

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The Top 5 Findings from the 2018 Benchmark Report

Marielle Gilbert February 15, 2018

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At GoGuardian, we were curious. We were curious about trends in Chromebook usage among K-12 students nationwide and about how students were using school devices to learn. We wanted to get an inside look into how students were using their Chromebooks, and discover organic trends in student engagement.

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This Thanksgiving, Students Become the Teachers

Marielle Gilbert November 17, 2017

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“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see."
— Dr. Robert Holden


For Thanksgiving this year, we want to hear all about your gratitude. Specifically your gratitude for your students. We flipped the script and asked teachers to tell us about a time when a student taught them something about technology.

We hope these stories will inspire you to think creatively about utilizing technology in new ways in the classroom. We also hope these stories inspire gratitude - the key to creating a positive culture and growth mindset in and outside the walls of the classroom.

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Posted in Learning
 
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