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What Football Can Teach Us About Time Management in the Classroom

GoGuardian Team GoGuardian Team September 17, 2019

The start of the school year always coincides with the start of football season. While the two may not seem like they have much in common at first, you’d be surprised how many skills they share. From discipline to learning game plans to addressing mistakes and then fixing those mistakes, the only real difference is that the Super Bowl can be more exciting than a history final exam! In this post, we’ll talk about a skill that’s crucial for both football players and kids: time management. 

In a football game, certain plays take up more time than others. Sometimes, you want to stop the clock by going out of bounds, and other times you want to stay in bounds and bleed the clock. Just like with students in the classroom, football players learn these rules from a very young age. When they join the NFL, time management becomes second nature. So let’s take a look at a few ways we can help our students prepare for the games ahead:

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Posted in Learning, Technology, classroom management, Teaching, Teacher ideas, time management, classroom

Fostering Intrinsic Motivation with Tech-Hesitant Teachers

Kat Goyette and Adam Juarez Kat Goyette and Adam Juarez August 28, 2019

Technological devices with internet access have been deployed in schools across the globe. Some educators see this as an opportunity to leverage technology to empower students in accessing, curating, and creating content. Still others are hesitant to place technology into students’ hands in the classroom. Teachers, administrators, and parents may express fears of cyberbullying and inappropriate media use. Educators may indicate that they do not feel comfortable using the technology themselves, much less introducing it to students. 

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Posted in Learning, Technology, edtech, Teaching, back to school, Admin

How To Keep Students Engaged Using Technology

Nina W. Nina W. July 17, 2019

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Posted in Technology, classroom management, edtech, Teaching, Teacher ideas, 2019, learning games, games

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

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.

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

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