Santa Clara, CA
Securly, Inc. – the world’s leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools – today at ISTE 2014 announced a partnership with Hapara, creator of Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps. The joint offering combines the best of both popular ed-tech products by giving teachers a real-time view of student activity as well as the ability to see a report of websites students have either visited or been blocked from accessing.
Teacher Dashboard’s Remote Control add-on feature works with Google Chromebooks, allowing teachers to see what students are doing online remotely, helping them ensure students stay on track and stay safe while online. Depending on a teacher’s specific environment, it may be difficult to actively monitor device usage for the entire classroom. Securly enhances Remote Control’s already strong offering by allowing teachers to obtain historical information about how students have been spending their time in class. Was a student actually browsing ESPN when he should have been on Khan Academy? Teachers can now definitively answer this, along with other similar questions.
“Teachers can lose a significant amount of classroom time trying to ensure their students are using technology appropriately,” said former teacher and Securly evangelist Awais Ahsan. Securly and Hapara eliminate any guesswork by giving educators clarity on how student devices are being used. In the event that a student is off task, the teacher now has the ability to intervene and take appropriate action. “I can only imagine how beneficial this kind of tool would have been in my 1:1 classroom,” said Ahsan. “With the peace of mind of knowing I’d always have a birds-eye view of all classroom activity, I could focus my attention where it belongs: providing the best learning experience for students”.
Securly is the world’s leading provider of cloud based analytics and security for K-12 schools. The founding team has a combined 20+ years of experience in the network security space. The company is a venture backed startup in Silicon Valley and serves hundreds of schools in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
Hapara shapes Google Apps to meet the needs of teachers and schools. Its flagship product, Teacher Dashboard, organizes the Google environment the way teachers do – around classes and students. Teacher Dashboard’s Remote Control add-on feature works with Google Chromebooks, allowing teachers to see what students are doing online remotely, helping them ensure students stay on track and stay safe while online.