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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

LanSchool

I have recommended it across campus and would not hesitate to do so again. It has been great in our lab environments and would like to continue using it for years to come. In the future as we move away from physical labs I will be investigating to purchase for BYOD devices, however I know that I will face pushback from students on this. However we must weigh privacy & security vs. using BYOD devices and integrity on exams.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

GoGuardian Teacher

  • Account setup is very easy.
  • The software is extremely intuitive.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

LanSchool

  • Lenovo LanSchool has a very easy to use and easy to learn interface. With software, the hardest thing to do is to teach new teachers or veteran teachers how to use technology in their classrooms. Being able to easily teach teachers to use this software is one of the best aspects of the [Lenovo LanSchool].
  • Something that LanSchool does well is to monitor student actions. On the screens, you can see all the linked computers of all students. This feature lets you see every student on one screen. The alternative is walking around the classroom or scrolling through pages of student screens, with LanSchool you can guarantee that you are seeing all screens at once.
  • Overall classroom management is a key feature on the platform. You can share files, freeze student screens, blank out student screens and share another screen to the entire class. There are far more options in terms of engaging the students than a conventional method of asking students to pay attention. Installing LanSchool is a huge asset for teachers to engage and update their lessons.
  • A cool element I seldom use is the speaking software, being able to speak through their computer screens is great to give direction or get attention quickly.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GoGuardian Teacher

  • The initial learning curve of the program took some time, but then was easy to follow.
  • We were only able to start using it after our IT department sent our classes to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LanSchool

  • Messaging could be improved for notification when messages are sent.
  • When multiple users use the same computer, sometimes LanSchool needs to be restarted to show changes in usernames.
  • You can save layouts, but I would like more options for how to arrange the layout you see the computers on your screen.
Dianna Wolf | 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

LanSchool

No score
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Support Rating

GoGuardian Teacher

GoGuardian Teacher 9.6
Based on 6 answers
The support is great. On the rare occasion that I've had to reach out to support they have been very quick to respond and extremely helpful. I've also had teachers reach out directly to support themselves. Most of the time I don't even know that a teacher has reached out to support until after the fact. They always seem satisfied.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

LanSchool

No score
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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

LanSchool

I was not part of the process picking a software
Karee Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GoGuardian Teacher

  • It allows us real-time information to handle situations.
  • It has increased students adherence to online behavior norms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LanSchool

  • A positive impact on the school is how it is changing school culture. This trains students to be more active and engaged. As a school, it forces all students to be more focused and more aware that teachers can see their actions and use them to track their progress.
  • A strong ROI is that it also provides key feedback to use in parent-teacher meetings. You can track what students are doing and identify how often they are on or off task in a specific lesson. Teachers can screenshot students that are off task and share it with parents to help support future student engagement. As a school, it supports the need for teachers to be on top of student activity.
  • There is no financial ROI from the software, as education is a service industry, but the students definitely receive a better education as a result. When students receive a better education, we can increase students' scores, graduation rates, and college scholarships.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GoGuardian Teacher

General

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

LanSchool

General

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

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