LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GoGuardian®, a leading provider of Chromebook management solutions for K-12 schools, introduces a new way for teachers to personalize their students' Digital Learning Environment. Educators implementing 1:1 programs, shared carts, and flipped classrooms have long needed a way to have greater control over and insight into their classrooms. GoGuardian’s new Scenes feature—part of the GoGuardian Teacher™ classroom management solution—was developed to meet these needs and surpass teacher expectations of their technology programs.
“Scenes has made my online assessments so much easier to manage. I can lock my students into their assessment, [without being] locked to my desk/screen, and I can wander around helping those who need it.”
The most-requested GoGuardian Teacher feature, Scenes allows teachers to create custom environments that fit the specific needs of their classroom, while setting consistent, proactive parameters around students’ access to content online. Tristine Wenker, an 8th grade teacher in California’s Oak Park USD, said, “Scenes has made my online assessments so much easier to manage. I can lock my students into their assessment, [without being] locked to my desk/screen, and I can wander around helping those who need it.”
Educators can develop specific settings for custom learning in “Lesson Plan” mode, which will open tabs for multiple students. This ensures that students can only access content relevant to their assignments, and gives teachers more opportunity to help students instead of monitoring online activity. Teachers can also save their Scenes, and apply them to any current or future classroom session.
Stephanie Williams, Instructional Technology Facilitator at Espy Elementary in Missouri’s Nixa Public School System, said, “As with the other GoGuardian tools, Scenes fulfills a digital safety and monitoring role in the classroom. But even more than that, being in an elementary school, auto-opening a set of tabs lets little fingers spend more time exploring and creating with digital resources and less time trying to spell a URL just right or pick the correct site off a bookmarks list. Also, by having control over allowed or blocked sites, as well as the number of open tabs, I can facilitate more focused and effective research and creation opportunities."
Nickelle Presley, GoGuardian Teacher’s Product Manager, noted that teachers “knocked our door down asking for an easier way to set clear expectations for internet use in the classroom. With Scenes, they can keep everyone on the same page.”
Scenes provides teachers with improved control over the content accessible on students’ Chromebooks. They can create, modify, save and switch between individual Scenes at any time, while spending less time monitoring student activity. Scenes is the solution for modern classroom management and fully customizable Digital Learning Environments.
Based in Los Angeles, California, GoGuardian offers education software that keeps students safer online, makes teaching easier, while providing greater control over and insight into school technology. With GoGuardian, educators can create customized Digital Learning Environments—both on and off-campus. Built exclusively for Chrome, GoGuardian syncs with all Google Classroom and G-Suite for Education tools, and is easy to implement and operate across any sized school district.