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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”:

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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

10 Things To Look Forward To At ISTE

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner June 05, 2019

Every year more than 16,000 educators and admins join their personal learning network for one of the largest educational technology conferences in the world. People come to ISTE from across the nation for its convention rooms filled to the brim with swag, break-out sessions, and ISTE buddies. As usual, GoGuardian will be there, and we are so excited to share with you what is going on in our booth this year! To begin the ISTE countdown, we’re having a countdown of our own: what are people are most excited for on the ISTE floor and in Philadelphia? 

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Posted in workshop, events, edtech, conference, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution, Digital Citizenship, Fake News, Media Literacy, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Chromebooks, 2019, iste

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.

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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?

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

Beacon Wins Coveted International Design Award

GoGuardian Newsroom GoGuardian Newsroom April 30, 2019

We’re thrilled to share that last week the International Design Awards (IDA) named GoGuardian Beacon in their list of Annual Design Award winners for 2018. The 12th annual awards celebrate and promote visionary design around the world, and named Beacon as a Silver Award Winner in the product design category, recognizing new, innovative and ground-breaking products.

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Posted in Safety, Suicide Prevention, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, Child Safety and Protections Month, Digital Citizenship
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