Securly: Create a Custom Block List

15 Learners | 15 Completed Lessons | 3 Hours of Learning Time

Learning Activity

If you are noticing that there are websites that are distracting your students during instruction, one way to help them focus is to use the custom block list feature and block the sites they tend to wander towards.

Something to keep in mind:

This can be seen as punitive and your students will try to find a way around it (which they can, honestly) OR it can be seen as you helping them practice self control.  

Please have a teacher conversation with students and explain that some sites have been distracting, and this is the reality of the internet.  Technology almost always brings the potential for distraction. It happens to adults, too.  How many times have you picked up my phone to do one specific thing and 20 minutes later, not only have you not done that thing, you don't even remember what it was

So, this is a way to help students practice their self control by limiting the potential for distraction. We do it because we want to help them be better learners.  Not because we want to punish or catch them.

Watch the video below to learn more about using weblinks and custom block lists. 

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