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Score 10 out of 100
30 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

GoGuardian Teacher

GoGuardian Teacher is great for a teacher who needs a way to monitor student activities and work time on a laptop. It is easy to set up, simple to use and helps to keep students accountable when online in class. It integrates with Google Classroom which is a big help. It is more powerful for teachers experienced in using tech in the classroom. The archiving ability is great but the UX needs to improve.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hero, by Schoolmint

Hero is a great time saver for any busy school administrator. Students are able to use technology to earn positive points and also track and manage their own discipline. It is user-friendly and adaptable to the specific needs of the school. I love writing my own tracking codes and setting the action thresholds.
Renee DiBiasio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Student and Faculty Administration

GoGuardian Teacher
3.0
Hero, by Schoolmint
Roster Management
GoGuardian Teacher
3.0
Hero, by Schoolmint
Community Support
GoGuardian Teacher
3.0
Hero, by Schoolmint

Pros

GoGuardian Teacher

  • Real-time monitoring
  • Ability to close tabs
  • Ability to lock screen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hero, by Schoolmint

  • Allows ALL students to earn points at the push of a button.
  • Connects with infinite Campus so student schedules and info are always accurate on the Hero site.
  • Allows teachers to create their own groups for after school programs or even small groups in their classrooms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GoGuardian Teacher

  • Students sometimes do not show up in the software despite being logged on to a Chromebook.
  • A Chromebook coming in and out of a sleep state can cause the user to not show up correctly.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hero, by Schoolmint

  • Hero had the Hero Homeroom where teachers could collaborate and receive rewards but that was discontinued. I think that a similar reward system for those who are supposed to be inputting information would be helpful, where consistency for the required input is rewarded. For example: teachers were to be recording points for all their students every period every day - if they received points for completing their input & could then choose to spend those points on rewards that would help encourage participation to make it more successful overall.
  • Too hands-off in making sure that implementation is as successful as possible.
  • Too techie for non-tech savvy people.
Kathleen Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

GoGuardian Teacher

GoGuardian Teacher 10.0
Based on 1 answer
For a technology-heavy school, it is a necessary and good tool for managing classroom use of laptops. It is easy to set up and use. Helps track time on task and internet usage. Another source of data when speaking to parents about student work and activity. Can help plan and manage work time when you have limited devices.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hero, by Schoolmint

Hero, by Schoolmint 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It is a great product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GoGuardian Teacher

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hero, by Schoolmint

Hero, by Schoolmint 7.3
Based on 4 answers
again. for the day to day usage, adding points is a bit of a chore but I keep doing it because the students respond
James Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GoGuardian Teacher

GoGuardian Teacher 9.7
Based on 6 answers
They have been great to work with while piloting and implementing the program. They are quick to answer our faculty's questions and provide solutions to the problems. They are also open to feedback and suggestions concerning the program to help improve the platform. Our teachers have felt at ease with the implementation and are happy with the progress.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hero, by Schoolmint

Hero, by Schoolmint 8.7
Based on 10 answers
Someone is always available. I like being able to call, chat, or email as needed. There are also a lot of tutorials and webinars provided. Hero does a good job of providing tools for onboarding new users and customers as well. It is easy to find whatever information you are looking for.
Renee DiBiasio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GoGuardian Teacher

LanSchool had the same idea as GoGuardian but it was not cloud-based. This meant that LanSchool was unable to be used on multiple devices because it only tracked the data from one desktop device. This made it more difficult for teachers to monitor students because they had to use one specific device to track student's device data.
Rebecca Vold Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hero, by Schoolmint

We used a tardy tracking system a couple years ago but it wasn't as efficient as Hero. It did not keep track of any positive behaviors. I don't remember the name of the system but I know it only focused on the negative behaviors and giving out consequences for those negative behaviors.
LISA JOHNSON | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GoGuardian Teacher

  • Keeps kids focused
  • Holds kids accountable
  • Allows teachers to see students' work
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hero, by Schoolmint

  • Definitely worth the money. The kids are happy, they're using the program as often as they can, and they appreciate the opportunity to be rewarded for their good behavior.
  • We've been able to sustain a store, and that's super awesome. I know we wouldn't be able to without the help of Hero and the ways in which we keep the hype.
  • I think I need more help with teacher adoption. We have a lot of initiatives at our school, so we're trying to take on a little more than we can chew at this point. We're getting there though!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GoGuardian Teacher

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Hero, by Schoolmint

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

GoGuardian Teacher
9.9
Hero, by Schoolmint
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

GoGuardian Teacher
10.0
Hero, by Schoolmint
9.1

Usability

GoGuardian Teacher
Hero, by Schoolmint
7.3

Support Rating

GoGuardian Teacher
9.7
Hero, by Schoolmint
8.7

Implementation Rating

GoGuardian Teacher
Hero, by Schoolmint
9.1

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