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Marielle Gilbert

Marielle Gilbert
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Real or Fake News?

Marielle Gilbert Marielle Gilbert November 19, 2018

Fact Fake 1200 x 627px@2x-100 copyHelping students discern fact from fiction has never been more challenging. Here are four tactics to help.

The rise of digital journalism has made information more accessible, but also presented unique challenges. Research is no longer limited to the library; today, kids go online to scour the entirety of the internet. While students now have instant access to learning sources like Encyclopedia Britannica or The New York Times, they also have access to every online hoax, doctored image or conspiracy theory at their fingertips.

Meanwhile, “fake news” stories are being shared at an alarming rate, especially on social media: over half of Americans claim to regularly see fake news on sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Suffice to say, it’s never been more important to model media literacy to students and impart fact-checking skills. By helping children distinguish between what’s real and what’s fake news, parents and teachers can teach kids how to think for themselves, as well as gain a clearer understanding of the world.

Here are some helpful ways to teach kids about real or fake news sources, and give them the tools they need to decipher between the two.

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Posted in Child Safety and Protections Month, Fake News, Media Literacy, Technology, Journalism, Digital Citizenship

New GoGuardian Features Coming Your Way (That Are Literally Made Just For You)

Marielle Gilbert Marielle Gilbert September 25, 2018

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 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.

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Posted in Filtering, Products, "Web filtering, classroom management, Safety

4 Benefits of Using Technology for Better Classroom Management

Marielle Gilbert Marielle Gilbert September 06, 2018

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America is heading back-to-school, and students and teachers alike are preparing for an exciting, new year of learning ahead. While students are tackling their back-to-school supplies lists, teachers have their own preparation to do: locking in lessons, going over their curriculums and accessing the resources they need to best manage their classrooms.

Classroom management refers to the range of skills and techniques teachers use to keep students organized, focused, engaged, on task, and academically productive. Put simply, effective classroom-management strategies minimize student behaviors that impede learning and maximize behaviors that enhance it.

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Posted in Differentiated instruction, Technology, Learning, classroom management

Why Not All Filtering Solutions Are Created Equal

Marielle Gilbert 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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Posted in Safety, Technology

AI in Education: Beyond the Buzzword

Marielle Gilbert 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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Posted in Technology
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