No matter how advanced, innovative, and curriculum-based online educational tools are, they are only effective if students actually use them.
How do educators gain insights into what websites students are actually visiting?
The Kajeet Sentinel® platform was developed to meet this pressing need. Sentinel empowers education administrators with detailed, real-time metrics on student activity on the web. Kajeet’s robust filtering capabilities allow for administrators to grant students with access to educational sites, and to block them from accessing sites that are not school-related. Educators may log into Sentinel at any time to track student online activity on their school-issued Kajeet devices – including both sites they successfully visit, as well as sites they attempt to visit but are blocked from. This data allows them to make informed decisions about what online tools are proving effective for their students, and which may need further evaluation.
Check out this recent blog to learn four of the ways the Kajeet Sentinel platform makes educators’ lives easier.
In 2018, we compiled a list of the top educational websites that students actually visit – pulled directly from our backend on Sentinel (important note: Kajeet does not have access to individual school or student information). The results were fascinating and afforded a glimpse into what ed tech tools are most widely used and which are on the rise.
Given how much our educational environment – and the world – has changed in the past year, we decided to give this report a refresh. Below, you will find the top 20 educational websites visited via Kajeet devices since the start of 2021 (data pulled from January 1, 2021 through February 11, 2021).
1. getepic.com | 80 million visits
Coming in at 80 million visits, Get Epic is the top-visited educational site so far this year. Get Epic is one of the leading digital libraries, including access to 40,000 of the best books, audiobooks, videos, and more for students 12 and under.
Instructure is the publisher of Canvas, a web-based learning management system, and Canvas Network, a massive open online course platform.
Schoology is a virtual learning environment and social networking service for K-12 schools and higher education institutions. Schoology allows students to create, manage, and share academic content with their teachers and peers. Schoology is a Learning Management System (LMS) by PowerSchool.
The Hapara Teacher Dashboard tool enables teachers to view and facilitate real-time browser activity of learners. Teacher Dashboard integrates with the G Suite, so that teachers are able to access all student files and Drives on a single interface.
5. clever.com | 44.3 million visits
Clever is a secure pipeline between school district data and the learning applications that teachers and students use. Users may log onto Clever and immediately access all apps that are made available by the district.
6. google.com | 34 million visits
Google is the largest search engine in the world, and the Google Suite has become widely used in the education space. The cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools are secure and easy to use.
Prodigy Games is an adaptive, subscription-based learning platform to help students visualize and engage with math.
8. seesaw.me | 31.9 million visits
Seesaw is a digital app-based platform that allows students, teachers, and guardians to complete and share classroom work over a variety of media types (videos, photos, drawings, text, links, and PDFs, to name a few!).
9. pbskids.org | 22 million visits
Operated by the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), PBSKids.org offers K-12 students a variety of curriculum-based games and videos – many of which feature beloved PBS Kids show characters!
10. myon.com | 15.5 million visits
myON Reader is a student-centered, personalized literacy tool that allows students to access over 6,000 digital books. These resources are easily customizable based on the student’s interests, grade level, and reading proficiency.
The 11th-20th most visited educational sites are listed below:
Do you currently use any of these tools? Which do you and your students love? Tweet us @Kajeet and let us know!
Kajeet developed the patented Sentinel® platform to help schools and districts manage and audit student web activity on school-issued devices. Contact us to learn more about Sentinel’s features, including data and device management, a private cellular network, and robust security and threat protection.