In the physical classroom, we were using smart boards to project all of our materials and students were always moving closer or asking us to zoom in. The beautiful thing about GoGuardian's conferencing and presentation modes is that suddenly that computer screen, inches from a child's face, becomes the smart board for delivering instruction, videos and other apps.
Salinas Union High School District
The way GoGuardian Teacher's video conferencing presents as a pop-up on the student screen is great, especially for younger grades. They spend less time figuring out how to join classes because the teacher's invitation just appears.
Supervisor of Information Systems
Norristown Area School District
Outside the classroom GoGuardian has also been extremely useful. When I’ve been away for a teacher training, GoGuardian has enabled me to ensure that my students are following the lesson plan I provided to the substitute teacher. With GoGuardian, I can monitor students’ progress on the Chromebooks and send them questions to check-in such as: “Where are you in the process? Do you need my support?”
Our school district has been using Beacon 24/7 for the past 2 weeks. In this short amount of time, Beacon has helped us identify four students who were in need of intervention. [...] Just this morning, a student was identified who was referred for hospitalization due to suicidal intent. Beacon helped us save a student’s life today.
Director of Counseling Services
As an IT director, I don't know how you don't consider Beacon. It's been extremely effective to catch instances to help our students. One student who was new to the school was struggling. We were able to catch the student when they were in a vulnerable position. Had we not caught it the student may have gone down a darker path.
Director of IT
Windsor Public Schools
We're finding that students are more motivated to learn more, and to be self-guided learners which is really our ultimate goal, to create that level of learning in students so when they're not with us, they're desiring to learn and to grow, and to be better selves.
Director of Technology
Pleasant Valley School District
GoGuardian for us was a complete package. We had a demo and we gave it to our teachers and they fell in love with it within minutes, then when the demo was up... they almost revolted and they said, "whatever you do, don’t take away GoGuardian."
Chief Technology Officer
Wichita Falls School District
In today's digital age, it's vital to have a tool that provides insights into our students' online behavior. The Beacon alerts we have received have enabled us to find those children in need of extra attention and counseling which has helped us, and helped the students and their families. We can't afford not to take care of these kids.
Dr. Roland Rios
Director of Technology
Fort Sam Houston Independent School District
Products like GoGuardian have made this round of technology much easier for us and taken away a lot of our fears of the newest technology.
Troy Public Schools
GoGuardian allowed us to open up the Internet for our students so they may explore it, learn from it, and most importantly, build smart and practical habits when it comes to using it.
5th Grade Teacher
Duval County Public Schools
Without a doubt, GoGuardian Teacher is the single most important software package that influenced our tremendous increase in student performance. I couldn't imagine deploying a 1-to-1 initiative without GoGuardian.
M.Ed. Instructional Technology Facilitator
Kannapolis City Schools