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Aug 30, 2020 1:06 PM ET

iCrowd Newswire – Aug 30, 2020

– Less time and effort switching between tabs and apps

– Less noise and fewer distractions

– Less strain on the eyes

– Less time and effort to manage and maintain equipment

– Less confusion

– Less time fixing things

– Lower risk and more secure

– Easy to use, and simple to set up

The less time students spend switching between different applications and windows the better. Otherwise it’s easy to get distracted and lose time trying to find the right window to open.

If you have more than one person participating in video meetings in the same area at your home, it can become noisy. If two computers are simultaneously used for video meetings, you will hear audio from at least 4 different parties — each person and whatever audio that will be heard on each of the devices. Noise can have an impact. Not only can it end up making everyone tired faster, but these audio distractions may interfere with each person’s activities by reducing their focus and ability to maintain their concentration, which in turn can reduce learning effectiveness for your kids.

When choosing a computer, we recommend going with a Chromebook. They boot quickly and are virtually maintenance free, easy to use, and secure (no need for antivirus and malware protection). In addition, no backup of your disks is required (files are automatically uploaded to the cloud with Google Drive).

Companies like cleanbrowsing.org. and Cloudflare provide filtering services that help block access to malware, adult content and other sites unsafe for kids. If you’d like to learn more about filtering services, check a review provided by Geekflare.

– Adult, pornographic and explicit sites

– Proxy and VPN domains that are used to bypass the filters

– Mixed content sites (like Reddit)

– Malicious and Phishing domains are blocked.

If you’d like to use parental control software, you can try WebWatcher (which is available for Chromebooks, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices), or FlexiSpy (it’s not available for Chromebooks, but can be used for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices).

To set up an effective environment the following 6 items will make it easier for you and your children:

1) Chromebook (13.5″- 15″) with a touchscreen and either with an HDMI port or a USB-C port compatible with DisplayPort Alt mode, such as 13.5″ Acer Convertible Chromebook Spin 713 and 14″ Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 with Full HD Touchscren do come with HDMI ports, or ASUS 14” models C434, Cu433, C423, C425, C436 and the 15.6” model C523, as well as the Samsung 15.6” Chromebook 4+ and Lenovo C340 2-in-1

2) External Monitor (19″-24″), such as a 24″ Acer Class FHD IPS Monitor, a 21.5″ LG Full HD Monitor or a 21.5″Acer Full HD Monitor

3) Cables or Adapters to connect a computer with an external display, such as USB-C to HDMI adapter or USB-C to HDMI cable

4) USB Headphones with a Microphone, such as the Microsoft LX-3000 (around-ear style) or Logitech Stereo H650e (on-ear style)

5) Content Blocking DNS Services, such as Family Filter provided by cleanbrowsing.org, or DNS Filtering service provided by CloudFlare

6) Parental Control Software and Service, such as WebWatcher (available for Chromebooks, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android) or FlexiSpy (available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS)

Contact Information:

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