SecondSite: Chromebook Control

Student Monitoring And Content Filtering For The Classroom
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 36 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • Before beginning the course, it's important to have Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for school administrators and teachers who wish to monitor student Chromebook activity.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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
3 questions

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

Policy Recommendations And Installing The Extension
6 questions

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

Exploring Internet Activity
3 questions

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

Taking Action
3 questions

Create Watch Groups to organize students.

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
3 questions

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Instructor Biography

John Meixner, 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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