November is a time for festivity, seasonal treats, and family togetherness. November is also Child Safety and Protections Month: a critical time to reflect on children’s safety in and out of the classroom. This month, along with recipes and holiday shopping, school communities will meditate on topics that relate to children’s welfare, including their safety online.
Posted in Google Suite for Education, Internet Safety For Kids, Filtering, Technology, Child Safety and Protections Month
A Technology Specialist's insights on teaching the "whole child" with technology.
At our school, we believe in one thing above all else: You must teach the whole child. All day, every day, no exceptions. It’s like Maslow's hierarchy of needs: If children don’t have their financial, emotional, or basic human needs met, they won’t be able to learn. At least not in any meaningful way.
This is the way we approach learning at Seatack ES, An Achievable Dream Academy. We have what some might call a unique approach to education. Kids in our program are given opportunities and access to certain extracurricular activities that, along with remediation, they simply wouldn’t receive within a regular public school program.
Posted in Internet Safety, Internet Safety For Kids, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution, edtech, SEL, Differentiated instruction, Learning, Social-Emotional Learning
Reflections and insights gleaned from meeting with the American Association of Suicidology’s Youth Advisory Board.
Across American schools and campuses, there’s a rise of youth involvement with campus activism, philanthropy, and social causes — and mental health awareness is no exception. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with members of the American Association of Suicidology’s (AAS) Youth Advisory Board and to hear more about the impactful initiatives they’re working on to advance suicide prevention.
Posted in Suicide Prevention, Technology, Safety, Learning, American Association of Suicidology
Don't miss GoGuardian at these fall conferences.
Leaves are changing color, pumpkin spice lattes are readily available and students are officially back to school...as are our favorite teachers, administrators, principles and faculty who make all the magic happen! With that in mind, in October we will be visiting various edtech conferences across the country.
Come visit us at the below conferences to learn more about GoGuardian, see a live demonstration, or even if you want to share some of your own GoGuardian success stories! Our team at GoGuardian is looking forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions in person.
If you plan on attending these conferences, come visit our booth and tag us @goguardian with the hashtag #WhereInTheWorldIsGoGuardian. See you on the show floor!
Posted in classroom management, events, Technology, Products, edtech, conference, workshop
GoGuardian’s got a fresh fall look: inspired by you!
At GoGuardian, we always build and adapt our products with our users in mind. As a customer-obsessed company, we’re continually assessing our users’ greatest frustrations, and looking to alleviate them. That’s why, in the past year, when you shared your feedback: we listened. We did some deep thinking about the challenges you encounter every day in your districts and produced creative solutions to meet your exact needs — from individual student reports for teachers, to the ability to test your filtering configuration, to proxy filtering support.
Today we want to share a few of the product updates that we’re most proud of. These enhancements were selected based on your feedback and designed with your workflows in mind. You’ll also catch a sneak peek at new features coming this fall to make student safety and classroom management easier and more efficient than ever.
Posted in Filtering, Products, "Web filtering, classroom management, Safety