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Get the most out of classroom management

10 December 2019

Sometimes it is difficult to keep students focused. Especially with all the different distractions of the modern-day. As a teacher, you have more overview and control in a troubled classroom with a classroom management tool like our COOL Monitoring module. Did you already explore all the useful tools of monitoring? Discover them here!

Start easily with monitoring

Your class (es) are already waiting for you in the COOL Platform, so you can get started right away. COOL is in fact synchronized with your G suite for education environment, but also with MIS’ like ISAMS. This way you immediately have all the information you need from your students and you don’t have to create groups manually.

 

Real-time monitoring

Follow the browser screen of one, more or all students live from your own computer, laptop or telephone. This allows students to work independently without losing control of the class as a teacher. Discover what your students are doing on their Chromebooks in real-time!

 

Smart classroom management

Involve students in the lesson by remotely opening web pages and applications on their devices. Ideal if you want the group to go to a website, without everyone having to type the URL. In addition to opening, you can also close web pages and web applications for one, more or all students at once. Is the student not able to find the correct tab? You can make them active again remotely. Smart classroom management like you have never seen before!

 

Exam mode

Put a student’s Chromebook in COOL Exam mode so that he or she can only access websites that are allowed by the teacher. In this way you keep them focused on the test and without the possibility to google for answers in the meantime. If a student is in COOL Exam mode, a green hat appears in front of the student’s name.

 

Grouping students for effective classroom management

Your class (es) are already waiting for you in COOL Platform based on the data in G suite or ISAMS. This way you immediately have all the information you need from your students and you don’t have to create groups manually. You can also create specific groups within these classes. For example, do you want to share extra teaching material with a group of students who have already completed the assignment or who can use a little more explanation? Create a group once, so that you can perform an action for a certain group with just one click.

 

Send message

Do you see a student wandering off the curriculum? Send a message by clicking on the speech balloon (look at the orange box in the image). You can also send a message to the entire group.

 

View monitoring history

View the history of a monitoring session, as a teacher, up to 7 days ago. A manager can see when and for how long a teacher has been watching a student. This gives you all the transparency that you need.

 

What can administrators do?

An administrator can see when and for how long a teacher has been watching a student. Great, because now you can make sure that the module is being used in the right way.

 

Lock students’ browsers

Do you want all the attention for a classroom instruction? Then lock the students’ browser for a desired number of minutes. The student cannot do anything in his or her Chrome browser at this time. A red lock appears in front of the name of the student whose screen is locked.

Do you have a question about the COOL Monitoring module? Or would you like a see how it works? Schedule a tour with one of our COOL specialists!