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Grade levels: Primary and Intermediate
GoGuardian is a tool that allows teachers to view student browsing activity on Chromebooks and control certain aspects of the devices with an easy to use classroom management tool.
BCPS currently rosters all elementary and middle teachers of record into GoGuardian and creates classrooms, that are populated with students, according to their course load. Rosters are updated each evening.
Getting Started with GoGuardian
Basic GoGuardian Set Up provides a step by step guide for teachers to accept and create classrooms, create scenes, start and manage sessions, and access reports. A new Call Student feature is also available now.
Watch this short video to demonstrate how to use GoGuardian to send websites to student Chromebooks.
The GoGuardian Help Center includes a variety of articles to support getting started, monitoring classrooms, filtering scenes, classroom management, and troubleshooting.
For more information, visit the Getting Started with GoGuardian Teacher free training course.
Digital Citizen. 2b - Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Digital Citizen. 2d - Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.
Ideas for Use
Monitor live data from student screens during a Classroom Session.
Regulate students to particular websites of your choosing by utilizing a Scene.
Send Commands (incl. Open Tab/Close Tab/Lock/Unlock) to redirect student activity.
Chat with students, send a class announcement, or take a snapshot of their screen.
Review student activity after a session is completed.