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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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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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More Than a New Paint Job: Building a Better Engine for GoGuardian Teacher

Dan Russ April 19, 2017

At GoGuardian, we’ve been hard at work trying to make the Internet a safer place for students, and give teachers the tools that they need to make learning better. Between the launch of Scenes and Chat in GoGuardian Teacher, more students, teachers, and admins are using GoGuardian than ever before.

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Posted in Products, Technology

How to GAC: Set Webpages to Automatically Open for Each Student

Dan Russ November 03, 2016

Google Admin console has a lot of great features, but many of them are hidden and easy to miss. In our new blog series, we’ll be exploring some of our favorite GAC features and options, and show you how you can make use of them in your school and your classroom. Make sure to subscribe to our blog to learn how to do something new in GAC every week!

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