Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle Speaks provides ideas, news and advice for educators to bring safe, online communication to your school or district.

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How School Principals Can Create Conditions for Better Learning

What do you think is a school principal’s first responsibility? Among the many duties that principals have, the most important is the broad task to […]

Have You Done Any Google Hacking Lately?

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Brad Currie A weird question to ask, right? Since the word “hacking” brings to light a negative connotation. For one moment […]

Students Using Office 365 More Likely to Be Bullied, Have Contact with Strangers

More than one out of every three students in sixth through eighth grade are using Office 365 to support their learning, while nearly half of […]

Social Network Spotlight: Signal

The number of end-to-end encrypted messaging apps grows larger every day. While they’re not all about State secrets and Edward Snowden, arguments abound for and […]

Why School Boards Should Want to Get Devices Into the Hands of Students

For years, school boards have worked to put learning devices into the hands of students, whether through carts, one-to-one or BYOD initiatives. By putting devices […]

Safety Management Categories: Drugs & Alcohol

This is the fifth post in a Gaggle Speaks series on our Safety Management categories. In this post, we discuss our Drugs & Alcohol category. […]

Student Online Safety This Summer: Digital Empathy from Mom and Dad

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Thomas Dodson It starts with communication. You know, suggesting to parents that they talk with their children. Bold? Yes. Cutting edge? […]

3 Email Archiving Considerations When Using More Than One Provider

Some school districts still are just starting to give their students access to email, but have relied on a different system for staff email for […]

Safety Management Categories: Nudity & Sexual Content

This is the second post in a Gaggle Speaks series on our Safety Management categories. In this post, we discuss our Nudity & Sexual Content […]

How to Use 13 Reasons Why to Spark Conversations About Teen Suicide

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Sara Keag As a high school counselor, I found it necessary to watch 13 Reasons Why, the emotional story of a […]

Is the Blue Whale Game Really Causing Kids to Kill Themselves?

Last week, our Safety Management team received a considerable number of inquiries from educators concerned about the game “Blue Whale,” which has ostensibly resulted in […]

Safety Management Categories: Violence Towards Others

This is the third post in a Gaggle Speaks series on our Safety Management categories. In this post, we discuss our Violence Towards Others category. […]

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