GoGuardian Teacher is a classroom management application for Chromebooks that was developed by GoGuardian. It enables teachers to view what is displayed on each student’s computer screen in their classroom. The timeline view allows teachers to see everything that each student has worked on, as well as how long they have worked on it, all in one spot.
Depending on whether you’re using a Chromebook for school or work, it may be controlled, or it may have been set up and maintained by a school, corporation, or other organization. Select the time from the drop-down menu at the bottom right. Look for the icon for the managed device. If you see the symbol, this indicates that your device is managed.
Do schools monitor school laptops?
School laptop usage has become a major issue in recent years. Many parents have concerns about their children using them at home or even in public places. Are schools monitoring students’ laptops?
Yes, they can monitor everything you do on your laptop. If you are using the school network on your device, they can see what websites you visited while using the school Wi-Fi. School-issued device is becoming a common tool for students to access educational resources. In addition, it also allows teachers to provide extra support to students who might need it. Teachers even attend training to learn new software.
Cons Of GoGuardian Admin
While GoGuardian Admin has its advantages, it also comes with its challenges. The most voiced out challenge related to the use of the tool is the issue of student privacy. Users have
- No online privacy
- Little control over which sites are blocked
Keeping learners safe
Every school needs to keep students safe during digital learning. In fact, Congress enacted the Children’s Internet Protect Act (CIPA) in 2000 to protect students. Schools need to follow CIPA if they want to be eligible for the E-Rate program. The program gives schools and libraries valuable discounts on communication products and services.
CIPA states that school “internet safety policies must include monitoring the online activities of minors.” Schools that use Chromebooks need to use Chrome browser monitoring if they want to comply with CIPA.
My student/child broke/damaged/lost their Chromebook. Could you issue a spare? Thanks!”
If you work in K-12 IT, this ticket will inevitably pop up in your service queue. While 1:1 technology in schools allows students to participate in class wherever they have an internet connection and an electrical outlet, it’s difficult to supervise their use of district-owned technology, resulting in increased reports of broken, lost, or stolen devices.
Thanks to the built-in safety features of Chrome OS devices, protecting students online isn’t as difficult as in previous years—but what are districts supposed to do when student devices are physically damaged?