Intro to Gaggle

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Intro to Gaggle

  1. 1. Intro to By: Matthew Weber Randolph Middle School
  2. 2. What is Gaggle? Gaggle is a group of SAFE, FILTERED online communication tools that can assistteachers and students to connect online.
  3. 3. Some useful features:• First and foremost, everything is filtered and monitored (both images and text).• An email account for every student• Digital Locker: Online storage of files/documents (similar to Google Drive or Dropbox)• Assignment Dropbox: Teachers can post assignments, and the students complete and submit them online.
  4. 4. More useful features:• ZoHo Docs: Online document creation that saves directly to the digital locker.• GaggleTube: Teacher-approved YouTube videos (even though YouTube is blocked in CMS)• Social Wall: Essentially a safe facebook• Chat with teachers• Teacher to student/parent texting (receive homework reminders on your phone, etc.)
  5. 5. So let’s get started
  6. 6. j.mp/cmsgaggleDO NOT just go togaggle.net!!! Yourlogin won’t work.
  7. 7. j.mp/cmsgaggle
  8. 8. j.mp/cmsgaggle Make sure it says @cms.gaggle.net
  9. 9. j.mp/cmsgaggle If not, click the green….
  10. 10. …and enter your full email address.username@cms.gaggle.net
  11. 11. So, how do we log in?
  12. 12. Login• Username: flastxxxx first initial + last name + last 4 of student id• Password: YYMMDD (should not change)EXAMPLE:John Doe-Smith (Student ID 1234567) would be: jdoesmith4657If his birthday is Jan. 12, 1999, his password is: 990112
  13. 13. Home Page
  14. 14. Again, before we get into mail…Your student’s email address is: _Username_@cms.gaggle.net
  15. 15. Inbox
  16. 16. Mail Menu
  17. 17. Directory
  18. 18. Filter Users to just teachers
  19. 19. Friends (like Facebook)
  20. 20. Add Friends
  21. 21. Friend Requests
  22. 22. Agenda
  23. 23. Widget views of Digital Lockerand Assignments
  24. 24. Applications
  25. 25. Calendar
  26. 26. School Calendar withevents and individual due dates per teacher
  27. 27. Digital Locker: Online file storage
  28. 28. Assignment Drop Box: A folder for each class
  29. 29. Social Wall: A safe facebook
  30. 30. GaggleTube:Teacher-approved YouTube videos
  31. 31. Training Videos
  32. 32. 90 trainingvideos covering almost every question imaginable
  33. 33. My Classes
  34. 34. Click a class to go to its page
  35. 35. Click Chat to open the menu
  36. 36. Click the teacher to have a conversation
  37. 37. There are many otherinteresting/useful features to Gaggle that you will learn through exploring the site. Have fun!
  38. 38. Questions?• CMS has a helpful wiki about Gaggle: bit.ly/12fw0mz• Feel free to email Mrs. Frick or me: marjorie.frick@cms.gaggle.net matthewj.weber@cms.gaggle.com• Check out my wiki: bit.ly/14vhe9O

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