Focus provides teachers with a dynamic solution for how to support students in developing their digital citizenship.
The Abre Focus Extension acts as a "lockdown" browser allowing teachers to limit what sites students can access as well as how students can interact when visiting them. Teachers have the flexibility to adjust both of those elements: limiting site access, and limiting site exploration to find the right balance to support their student's success.
Let's explore how students experience the web when using the Abre Focus Extension.
- Students can navigate between up to eight different web pages as selected by their teacher.
- Access to content is restricted per lesson by teacher preference. Teachers have multiple restriction options, which at their most specific only allowing students to access a single URL from a website and no other content. Meaning students could watch the single approved YouTube video but no other videos.
- An optional "Favorites Page" allows students to engage with a split screen to increase their learning
From the teacher perspective, a more controlled exploration of the internet for students is a simple as copying some URLs and selecting a "Restriction Setting"
Teachers name their Focus Lesson, then copy up to eight URLs they would like students to engage with into the editor. Once they have added a brief description, they are ready to move on to selecting their "Restriction Settings"
Teachers can select from three "Restriction Settings" to find the right balance of trust and limitations to ensure their students are learning.