Ethical Chromebook monitoring with Hāpara Highlights

My kids are now on task, and take ownership of their learning as they use technology to create, learn and share with each other.

Amy Downs
5/6th grade teacher, Global Learning Charter School
Visalia, CA

An ethically-managed approach to monitor Chromebook activity that increases teacher effectiveness, efficiency and helps students adopt digital citizenship.


Create a safe digital learning environment with tools that allow teachers to monitor learners’ open tabs during instructional hours.

Communication tools that help teachers to remind students what on-task behavior looks like; and guide those who need step-by-step support in positive ways.


Enable gradual release of digital responsibility from teacher to learner; so that learners can become independent, responsible digital media consumers.

Instead of policing learner browsing, I started using Highlights to support my learners by capturing snapshots of what they were doing in the moment and using the Snapshots as discussion points during individual student conferencing. I had more opportunities to provide feedback for students, which enabled them to move forward at their own pace, while still being able to meet deadlines.

Rona Mulligan
Teacher year 7-8, Tairangi School
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand

It’s easy to get started with the best Chromebook monitoring software.

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