GoGuardian Expands Digital Citizenship in the Classroom with the Release of Admin 2.0
As technology has become ubiquitous in the classroom, so has the demand for effective digital citizenship guidance. With Admin 2.0, GoGuardian has responded by making it easier for educators to understand the content that students are accessing on the Internet, while still empowering students to explore and learn digital citizenship. Admin 2.0 provides filtering settings unique to each student, offering them the best and safest environment in which they can explore. The new product also gives educators the ability to provide tailored feedback to each student when they get off track, which has important implications for the future of personalized learning and behavior modification.
Leveraging the Power of A.I. to Predict and Improve Student behavior
A key feature of Admin 2.0 is Smart Alerts, which leverages the power of machine learning to provide administrators with a more accurate understanding of student online behavior. GoGuardian’s Head of Innovation, Tyler Shaddix, said, “Smart Alerts uses A.I. to truly grasp the content of the web page and identify inappropriate content. When you fully understand the content of the web page, the insights into student needs become more actionable. Smart Alerts’ A.I. technology provides educators with proper context and the most accurate information available...accuracy is of course of dire importance for educators dealing with issues like preventing student suicides and self-harm.”
Admin 2.0’s Smart Alerts also was designed to inspire behavioral self-modification among students as they become more aware of their online behavior. Through sending students personalized messages while they are browsing, Smart Alerts empowers students to be better digital citizens and modify their behavior appropriately. In beta-testing, GoGuardian has found that Smart Alerts enables students to improve their behavior by a factor of 5:1 (see chart below).
Context-Aware Filtering that Reflects Personalized Learning
Admin 2.0’s filtering supports the paradigm shift to personalized learning that has taken place in our nation’s schools.
Admin 2.0’s Product Manager Cody Rice said, “Admin 2.0 was built around the concept that the needs of students in the digital classroom are just as variant and complex as the needs of students in the classroom. A high-schooler needs different filtering than a middle-schooler. A middle-schooler needs different filtering when using the internet at home... than a middle-schooler using the internet at school. A student who is highly focused needs different filtering than a student managing problems with attention…”
Admin 2.0’s filtering is tailored to these nuances and enables students to thrive through supporting the unique needs of each individual student.
In addition to Smart Alerts and improved filtering, Admin 2.0 offers robust theft recovery for Google Chromebooks, which was designed to bring value to IT administrators by putting all the information needed for lost and stolen Chromebooks in one place.
Admin 2.0 has received an overwhelmingly positive response from both alpha and beta users. Said Mitch Dowhower, Technology Director at Spencer Community Schools and a beta user of Admin 2.0, “Admin 2.0 brings many of the changes we as school IT administrators have been asking for and then some. Product updates such as Smart Alerts will change the way that school administrators approach student online safety and behavior. This update is a game-changer for education."
Admin 2.0 Launch & Availability
Admin 2.0 is publicly available now, and interested schools can sign up online for a 14-day free trial here.
Advait Shinde, GoGuardian’s CTO and Co-Founder said today, “We are thrilled to be launching Admin 2.0 publicly and to give our customers a tool which represents the future of digital citizenship in the classroom.”
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