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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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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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