There aren’t enough hours in the day”
Of course, “I don’t have time for this”
is a well-worn sentiment for most educators. And while we all know that using new technology in the classroom is crucial, the implementation and management of new devices can be an enormous time-suck and a source of ongoing frustration for educators. Luckily, Google’s inexpensive Chromebook, already a boon for classrooms everywhere
, offers a web-based management console that takes all the hassle out of maintaining your students’ adored devices.
Access from Anywhere
Manage an entire fleet of Chromebooks– tens, hundreds, even thousands– from a single device. The management console makes it remarkably easy to manage and control all users’ devices and apps. And there’s no need to be even relatively close to the fleet of Chromebooks you want to control. An IT specialist can just as easily control and manipulate students’ access from 100 miles away as he can from within the actual school building. And because everything on the device lives in the cloud, once you’ve updated the back end, the front end– and the student– is ready to go.
Everything is Wireless
Educators, listen up, you’re going to like this: Chromebook’s management console eliminates any need for software. That’s right; you’ll never have to use software again– ever. CD discs, CD-ROMs, flash drives? Toss them. Those hours you’d usually spend programming new software on each kid’s computer before you start class? Do something more productive with that extra time. Those hours you’d typically spend cleaning each kid’s computer of superfluous applications? Teach your kids something valuable instead.
Perhaps the most compelling feature of the management console for educators is its capacity for completely customizing each student’s Chromebook as you wish. Give one student access to an app, and deny access to that same app to another student. Apply policies and settings to different sets of users. Control who has access to each Chromebook, so that only specific users can log in. Allow users to access certain webpages, and block those users who you don’t want to have access. You can even track and monitor what websites your students visit at home.
Get rid of that “I don’t have time for this”
feeling by using Google Chromebook’s management console. It eliminates the hassle of managing, updating and controlling your students’ Chromebooks. We’re guessing you’ll be a more productive and happier educator as a result. And if you need a device to charge and securely store your classroom’s Chromebook devices, check out our award-winning Charging Solutions.
Do you use Chromebook’s management console? What are your favorite things about it?
As an educator, have you ever wished you could manage what your students are doing on their devices after school, from miles away? Have you ever wished you could apply different settings for different sets of users? When considering technology use in your classroom, how often have you thought: “