Simplify Remote Attendance Tracking with this Google Classroom Add-On
ServiceRocket, a leader in tech-enabled services, announces the launch of Attendance Taker for Classroom, a powerful yet simple-to-use add-on for Google Classroom. Designed to help teachers simplify the process of taking and reporting remote attendance and engagement, Attendance Taker for Classroom delivers reliable data and safeguards the privacy of student information.
The COVID pandemic has led to the rapid acceleration of remote learning. Over 100 million teachers, administrators and students have turned to Google Classroom—an easy-to-use, free service that facilitates remote learning. As its usage grows, so has the need to reduce the complexity of attendance taking.
“We understand that accurate attendance tracking has far-reaching implications for everything from student success to funding. Solving this headache and ensuring schools and districts have reliable data were driving factors in our development of this app,” stated Peter Marquez, Chief Customer Officer, ServiceRocket.
With Attendance Taker for Classroom’s seamless automation, scheduling happens with one click. Teachers can use Google Meet or simply paste any URL—a class, an online study session, a YouTube video, an assignment—into Google Calendar and Attendance Taker handles everything needed to track that class or event.
Because it is integrated with Google Classroom data, class lists are auto-filled, and drop down lists make it easy to select a few students or the entire class by clicking Invite All. When the student signs into the class, their account is validated with Google Classroom and attendance is automatically recorded.
ServiceRocket is committed to tech-enabling the work of teachers, making teaching and administration easier, while protecting students’ personally identifiable information. The information submitted to Attendance Taker for Classroom is always encrypted for safety and used exclusively for generating attendance reports—and nothing more. Already in use by more than 480,000 people, Attendance Taker for Classroom has received Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California Student Privacy certifications, and is listed in both the National Student Data Protection Consortium (SPDC) Resource Directory and with the Massachusetts Student Privacy Alliance (MSPA). Additionally, ServiceRocket fully supports Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“We congratulate Attendance Taker for Classroom on earning the iKeepSafe FERPA and California Student Privacy Certifications! This process clearly shows their dedication to safeguarding student data,” said iKeepSafe President Amber Lindsay. “Schools can feel confident that it meets iKeepSafe’s high standards of data privacy protection.”
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