Bangor Township Schools is comprised of 5 schools and a family center located in Bay City, Michigan. Although computers in schools have the power to enhance the classroom experience for both students and teachers, the benefits can easily be lost to distractive elements such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing. For the Technology Administrator for Bangor Township Schools, helping teachers battle these distractive elements was becoming a priority. The Technology Administrator was receiving requests from lab teachers for a solution that enabled them to view and control student workstations from their own workstation.
The Bangor Township Schools deployed Faronics Insight. Insight has empowered Bangor Township’s teachers with full control over their classroom computers and student attention. Teachers no longer need to walk around the lab to monitor student activity; teachers are now able to view thumbnails of every student screen from one central console. This has greatly helped reduce the chances of a student visiting an inappropriate website by circumventing Bangor Township’s web filter. Insight enables teachers to send students a warning if they visit an inappropriate website, and block the Internet access of repeat offenders.