Big data. It’s a phrase you’ve likely heard more times than you would have cared to. But the fact of the matter is that more and more data is becoming available to organizations, and schools are no exception. The question then is how schools can use this data to benefit their teachers and students.
“Securly’s Learning Analytics will change the way we think about web filtering”, says Gary Spracklen, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation at Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA). “Schools around the world are continuing to roll out 1:1 programs, but they often know very little about how these school devices are being used by students.” With Securly, school leadership, IT staff, and even parents can gain insights into questions such as:
- How much time is spent on educational vs non-educational websites? In other words, are students using their devices productively?
- What are the most popular educational sites in a district? School? Classroom? And how does this compare to schools across the state, country, or world?
- How do students use their 1:1 devices in school versus when they are at home? And if social media is allowed, are students using sites like Facebook and Twitter constructively?
“Securly is breaking down barriers by providing unprecedented levels of data to schools and families. They are representing and visualizing student online behavior in a way that no one else is. We are able to easily analyze data from their reports and use it to support and improve student learning. This data is useful not just for admins and ‘techies’ but also for teachers, who can use classroom level reports to better understand how students are using their devices in class and how curriculum can be improved to further enhance their learning.”
- Keywords:Big data achievement analytics.
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Securly is hands down the best web-filter for K-12. It is very easy to use and even easier to implement.
Senior Systems Administrator
Aspire Public Schools
When we pulled our appliance and cut in Securly, multiple users actually asked me - "Wow Tim how did you make the network so much faster?"
Director of Technology
Webb City R-VII School District
Securly has transformed the way we use technology and has opened up the Internet to be a wonderful and fantastic learning tool while keeping our kids safe.
Director of Digital Learning and Innovation
Why didn't I hear about this before? Probably because I spent so much of my time sinking $$$ into [appliance vendor]!"
Director of Technology
Western Springs School District 101
This is awesome! I love it! Just set it up in like 5 minutes.
Director of IT
KIPP New Orleans