Something like MyVision Basic would do the trick (http://www.netop.com/classroom-management-software/products/netop-myvision-basic.htm). Install it on in a lab, put the teacher on the teacher computer, and then the teacher can block the internet on the lab or on individual computers as well as monitor students and share screens. You can get more advanced features with the more advanced versions... and more advanced costs. Something like this will also bring a lot of extra functionality for the other teachers.
There are similar options from other companies like LANdesk and most of them have free versions, but blocking the web isn't always part of the free version.
From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Raymond Ballou
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:41 AM
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Subject: ways to block the WWW without blocking the network
I have a teacher who is requesting help with an issue.
He wants students to be able to access network files, but not the web
My filter might do this, if I added authentication for everyone, not something I want to do.
I seem to recall that some of the products like synchroneyes would do this.
Just wondering if anyone is currently using such a solution or has a workable suggestion
I understand that some of you might be thinking 'this is a classroom management issue, not a technology issue' but defining the issue isnt what I am trying to do.
Is it possible to get software that will block internet access for a certain time period without blocking access to the school network?... I will be able to see their screens from my desk but it gets exhausting calling them on it all the time.
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