One to One Initiatives in Schools & 1:1 Take Home Chromebook Programs
In order to excel in our globally competitive world, today's youth must be prepared with 21st century technology skills. As a result, schools are now incorporating technology into curriculum. Students are also actively engaged in their education using laptops and mobile devices anytime, anywhere. The portability and ease of use of Chromebook™ notebooks, iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices has made this new technology very appealing, inspiring many K-12 educators to start one to one mobile device deployments in schools.
While a one to one initiative offers educational advantages, there are unique challenges to overcome when using laptops, Chromebook notebooks and iOS devices off network. Consider the following issues prior to adopting a one to one program, including 1:1 take home Chromebooks, in your district:
- Students can dodge your filter, even while in school, using free WiFi access or a personal hotspot.
- Students can access inappropriate content when using mobile devices off-network.
- A mobile device used off network can be victimized by rogue sites and compromise your network when it returns.
Ensure a Successful One to One Initiative with Mobile Filtering
For a successful one to one initiative, schools need a mobile filtering solution that extends their policies and protection to students when devices are taken off the network. By enforcing your acceptable use policies on any connection, Anywhere Filter™ satisfies these requirements. It ensures safe and productive learning on school-owned devices by securing your devices from malware and phishing sites, and keeping students focused with CIPA compliant access.
BASCOM's expertise in education is applied to our mobile device solution so that it's ideally suited for schools. If you are using the iPad and other iOS devices, we have developed a filtered browser which includes educationally-focused features, such as a QR code reader and shared bookmarks. Or, if you would prefer, you can use Anywhere Filter with Apple's Safari browser and the educational apps you have selected. Also, schools using Chromebook notebooks and Google Apps for Education, are provided seamless, secure access to the applications they have selected for each user or group of users.
Anywhere Filter has been designed exclusively for education, making it the perfect Internet content filter for your one to one initiative, including 1:1 take home Chromebook programs.