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How to Block Fortnite in Schools

Nina W. Nina W. February 15, 2019

How to Block Students from Playing Fortnite in School

In fifth grade, I used to creep to the basement after my parents were sleeping to play The Sims on our computer until well after midnight, often on school nights with no concern for having to be up early for school the next day. In high school, I would go to the library and sit at the computer farthest away from the library information desk, turning my screen so that no one could see me logging onto gaming sites during my “research” periods, or trying to use proxy servers to get onto MySpace and AIM. These are the experiences that sit fresh in my mind as I find myself in this ironic-but-necessary position on the other side of the digital battle against accessing restricted content at school.

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Posted in Fortnite, edtech, Chromebooks, 2019, games, Teaching, Digital Citizenship, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, classroom management, Filtering, Learning, Safety

5 Reasons to Teach Digital Citizenship This School Year

Nina W. Nina W. January 28, 2019

It’s a whole new reality of learning for students, with so much of their communication and education now happening online. Our responsibility as educators now extends beyond the classroom to a world within keyboards and html codes, and teaching students to navigate these digital spaces responsibly is a major part of helping them develop a healthy relationship with the world around them. Integrating digital citizenship into your classrooms is a vital part of this process.

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Posted in Teacher ideas, Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, edtech

3 Trends in Educational Technology to Watch in 2019

Nina W. Nina W. January 25, 2019

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In educational technology, change is the only constant and 2019 brings with it several new, innovative ideas and changes surrounding how we approach edtech. From new classroom management solutions, to teaching trends, tech developments and more, we’re in for another exciting year of new information, resources and strategies to enhance the ways edtech is utilized in classrooms. Let’s explore 3 new and essential edtech trends to watch in 2019, that are certain to be educational staples for teachers.

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Posted in edtech, trends, 2019, classroom management, Differentiated instruction, SEL, learning games, Whole Child

Teach the Whole Child: How Innovative Approaches Lead to Incredible Learning

Anne Bianchi Anne Bianchi November 01, 2018

 

Hubspot 1200 x 627pxA 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. 

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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

Mark your Calendar! October Events with GoGuardian

Nicole Concepcion October 02, 2018

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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!

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Posted in classroom management, events, Technology, Products, edtech, conference, workshop
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