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!
Getting started and course objectives.
Learn the advantages of Chromebooks, the important missing element and how to sign up for SecondSite.
Enable Chrome policies to make SecondSite work its best. Install the extension and overcome possible issues.
Track student activity including Google searches, YouTube videos and URLs.
Communicate with students and parents, focus on specific students, view screens and archive data.
Create Watch Groups to organize students.
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.
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!