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SecondSite: Chromebook Control

Student Monitoring And Content Filtering For The Classroom
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703 students enrolled
Created by John Meixner
Last updated 5/2016
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Discover the incredible advantages of Chromebooks
Find the vital missing component every Chromebook needs
Deploy the SecondSite extension to student accounts
Consider the important issues regarding OU selection
Configure recommended Chrome policies to keep students safe and secure
Overcome the most common technical issues that prevent monitoring
Track student Internet activity including web history, Google searches and YouTube videos
Search for common time wasting terms
Send or forward messages to keep students on task
View live screens as students are working
Create Watch Groups to better organize and monitor students
Set a default Watch Group to always stay focused
Monitor entire classrooms of Chromebooks
Enable objectionable word monitoring and add more to the list
Activate the content filter to block entire categories of inappropriate content
Create custom lists to allow or block URLs
Set up teacher accounts so they also gain SecondSite
View Curriculum
  • Before beginning the course, it's important to have Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education.

Chromebooks are incredible for the classroom! They provide engaging learning and collaboration. However, they also can be the greatest distraction. With the entire world at their fingertips, students can get off topic and pointlessly wander the online world.

How do schools solve this problem? Often, there is only two choices: walk the rows and watch screens or simply hope everyone is staying on task. Wouldn't it be great if educators had the ability to uncover exactly what students are doing, like their own version of educational ESP?

SecondSite gives technicians and teachers the ability to track all student Internet activity, detect objectionable content, search for time wasting activities and empower them to keep students engaged.

The class begins by explaining the top recommended Chrome policies to keep students safe and secure. You will learn how to deploy the extension in minutes and immediately begin monitoring. From there, discover features like email communication, screen viewing, and Watch Groups. Finally, enable the content filter to detect and block objectionable words and URLs.

This class will allow you to control your Chromebooks and make you an expert with SecondSite!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for school administrators and teachers who wish to monitor student Chromebook activity.
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Getting started and course objectives.


Learn the advantages of Chromebooks, the important missing element and how to sign up for SecondSite.

Chromebook Control And Creating Your Account

Chromebook Control And Creating Your Account
3 questions

Enable Chrome policies to make SecondSite work its best. Install the extension and overcome possible issues.

Policy Recommendations And Installing The Extension

Policy Recommendations And Installing The Extension
6 questions

Track student activity including Google searches, YouTube videos and URLs.

Exploring Internet Activity

Exploring Internet Activity
3 questions

Communicate with students and parents, focus on specific students, view screens and archive data.

Taking Action

Taking Action
3 questions

Create Watch Groups to organize students.

Watch Groups

Watch Groups
3 questions

Configure the content filter to keep students on task. Detect objectionable words and restrict access to them. Block entire categories of websites. Then, customize with your own URLs to block or allow.

Content Filter

Content Filter
3 questions
About the Instructor
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Google Certified Trainer, Administrator and Partner

John is a Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, a Google Apps Certified Administrator and an Certified Google Trainer. He began his professional speaking career by training thousands of IT administrators on networking technologies. His experience as a network manager showed him the limitations of traditional computing. He became an early adopter of cloud technologies and founded Netdemics to help bring anywhere, any time, any device access to his clients. However, he soon realized that technology wasn't enough. Training was vital to make everyone incredible in the cloud!

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