Gaggle is the approved student email system for the School District of Manatee County. Gaggle student email provides a safe email environment free from profanity, pornography and inappropriate behavior. Gaggle meets all national and international privacy and protection rules. Gaggle offers a free version, however the district pays for their own domain name manateeschools.org which is advertisement free.
Students are able to email with their classmates, teachers, epals, experts and family members. Teachers can set up message boards for students to exchange ideas and collaborate.
Additional features include Social Wall like Facebook, Collaborative Documents similar to Google Docs, shared calendars, chatting and blogging.
To get started using student email, teachers must have a Gaggle account. They use their account to set up and administer student accounts. Contact your assigned Tech Contact to get set up with your manateeschool.org Gaggle account.
Contact your assigned Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) for assistance for learning the interface and for ideas for integrating Gaggle into the classroom.