Gretchen Thompson

Regional Vice President, Gaggle

Gretchen Thompson is the Regional Vice President for Gaggle. She brings with her an expansive background in educational technology, holding titles as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Market Development, and Sales and Outreach over the past 12 years. A polished public speaker and passionate advocate for safety in the K-12 digital playground, she also holds certificates in women’s executive leadership and emotional intelligence leadership. A graduate of both Kent State and Case Western Universities, Gretchen resides in Bay Village, Ohio.

1 - 2 PM EDT

Tuesday, August 4

The Digital Playground: Keeping Students Safe

Gretchen Thompson will share how districts across the country are keeping students safe in a virtual learning environment with district issued digital tools. Gaggle is helping to identify those students who may be struggling with isolation, the dramatic change in their daily routine, or concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in O365 or Google (email/drive), as well as Hangouts, Teams, Filter and LMS support and monitoring. Gaggle will dive into student and staff safety solutions that can help school districts protect student safety and district liability as they engage in continued learning on and off campus.  This presentation will include:  Insight into national trends linked to student safety and well-being, a live demo of Gaggle Safety Management and its tools/partners, an analysis of real-life student safety concerns uncovered by Gaggle, data from crisis situations, as well as more recent trends with blended learning.