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Enabling Parents in the Digital Classroom

Remote education means that parents have become much more involved with their kids in the “classroom” (a word that is now synonymous with living room, dining room, and kitchen.)

 
21 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing New Tech

In 2020, the average U.S. school district accessed 1,055 EdTech tools each month, and there’s no shortage of new EdTech solutions vying to get on your roster. As schools strive to improve remote and blended learning strategies, EdTech ...

 
5 Things Your Vendors Love That Are Not in Your Best Interest

District IT leaders are tasked with fishing through an ocean of the latest sleek and shiny EdTech products to pull out a winning pearl for their district. There are too many EdTech solutions for a busy CTO or Network Admin to know them all ...

 
The 2021 COVID Response and Relief Act; what it means for K-12

(Updated 2/10) On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA). It was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This long-awaited sequel to the CARES Act includes a ...

 
Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying: A Student Safety Threat & Prevention Measures

This blog was originally posted on Gaggle.net here. One of the greatest threats to student safety online is cyberbullying—the digital harassment of students by other students. Nearly 15% of students ages 12–18 have reported being bullied ...

 
Helping teachers get on board with new technology in the classroom quickly

With COVID-19 forcing rapid tech adoption in schools, it can be hard for teachers to get on board with digital tools fast enough to keep the learning flowing. 

 
[PRESS RELEASE] Linewize and Gaggle Announce Strategic Partnership

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 25, 2020) – Linewize, a growing education technology company, today announced its partnership with Gaggle as a part of its expanding cyber safety offering. Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage ...

 
Distance Learning
Pandemic learning pods; the good and the bad

While U.S. schools wrestle with the decision to reopen this fall or embrace remote education amid the pandemic, parents are apprehensive and skeptical of both options and have taken it upon themselves to find a Door Number 3.

 
Instructional Technologist | Distance Learning
Helping Teachers Combat Interruptions in the Digital Classroom

While most teachers have methods for dealing with students acting up in a physical classroom, they are having to quickly learn to address interruptions in a virtual classroom. Not only are students finding ways to use technology to act up ...

 
Cyber Safety
Don't Ditch Student Privacy for Remote Learning

Due to COVID-19, K-12 schools were forced to quickly move all learning online, whether they were fully prepared from a technology perspective or not. Many districts across the country have announced they will continue remote learning into ...