Safer students. Better learning.

As “School Season” Comes to a Close

GoGuardian Team GoGuardian Team June 13, 2019

In the past few months, your favorite TV shows came to a close for the season. You watched your finales and perhaps saw previews of what’s to come in the fall, and hopefully you were excited for shows to return in a few months (except for one, maybe. Winter is sadly not coming again...but fall is!). In the television industry, it’s called a “hiatus.” In education, most call it “summer break.” But it all means the same thing: we break for summer and come back strong for the next season. The truth is, while the viewers are taking summer breaks from watching the show, the production keeps running in order to bring you top content for the fall. And that’s what we’re doing too.

GoGuardian never takes a break. In fact, we’ll spend the summer ramping up to bring you new products, features, and enhancements when the school year starts again. Like any good show does for its loyal viewers, we want to give you a recap of what you’ve seen thus far and a preview of what’s to come. Here’s the Spring Finale (past updates to products) and Fall Preview (future updates to products) of the show we call “School Year”:

Read more

Posted in Products, Technology, Filtering, classroom management, Suicide Prevention, events, conference, Internet Safety For Kids, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution, Chromebooks, 2019, iste

9 Tips for Prepping for Summer: K12 Admin Edition

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner May 23, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, seasoned K-12 administrators know that the chaos is just getting started. From Chromebook collection, to month long projects and getting everything ready for the following year, check out these handy tips for getting ready for summer.

Read more

Posted in Technology, Filtering, classroom management, edtech, Google Suite for Education, Chromebooks, 2019

How To Make End of Year Chromebook Collection Easier

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner May 09, 2019

 

 As school winds down for the year and summer break nears, the last thing administrators or teachers want to do is worry about collecting and inventorying their students’ Chromebooks. Unfortunately, the task of making sure every student returns their assigned device before the end of the school year is a necessary part of successful 1:1 programs.

Read more

Posted in Technology, "Web filtering, Filtering, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety, Google Suite for Education, Chromebooks, trends, 2019

How Students Bypass School Web Filters & How to Stop Them

Nina W. Nina W. May 02, 2019

From looking to watch their favorite music videos on YouTube, to streaming the latest episode of their favorite Netflix series, or attempting to play Fortnite during research periods, there are dozens of reasons students look to bypass web filters in school. And with that growing number of reasons, comes a growing number of means and methods students rely on to accomplish this goal. So what can you do as teachers to prevent this and to maintain a safe and focused learning environment in a digital world?

Read more

Posted in Safety, Technology, "Web filtering, Filtering, classroom management, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, Child Safety and Protections Month, Digital Citizenship, 2019

How to Block Fortnite in Schools

Nina W. Nina W. February 15, 2019

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.

Read more

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

Guest Writer Application

×