Teacherfag here. how do I make this game disappear? Blocking the site doesn't work because the little fucks find proxy hosts through google.
Make an example of the next kid to waste your time by playing flash games
Grab the keyboard and forcefully swing it at his or her head, breaking the board in half and scattering keys all around the room as a reminder to the rest for future classes (an act known as "homerowing")
Show them a game that will actually teach them something. Or you could do your fucking job and make a lesson about the game. You don't even say what you're trying to teach them and you don't say what age they are.
Well, that seems pointless. I mean, I get teach tech usage, and I'm sure it's beneficial in a lot of classes, but I don't here, especially if they're just wasting time and not doing their work.
I don't think there's any tech solution that could help you. Anything can be bypassed, and more than anyone kids will find a way. Honestly your only real option is to go super-hard and make an example out of a few of them, or up your lesson plans to compete. The latter is definitely more difficult, but if you can break through to them then you'll be fine. Unfortunately, health can be a pretty boring topic (no offense), so good luck!
You probably can't. When I was in high school a few other students and I had a large list of proxy sites that we shared with the other students. I never got in trouble since the teachers had to use them too (they weren't given a bypass). In middle school the filtering was so unsophisticated, you could bypass it by just installing Firefox (since it isn't set up to use a proxy by default).
The IT guy at my middle and high school weighed like 400 pounds. My brother went to the same school years earlier and said he used "hamburger" as a password. He was right! Too bad he left after that year. I also used that NT password cracker boot disk once. We used to have those shitty eMac 700 mhz G4 computers. The speaker coverings were really shitty and people would poke and break them with pencils and even stuff Play doh in the speakers. The CRTs also went bad regularly. We had Halo deathmatch in the robotics class and Unreal Tournament CTF going on in my typing class.
> Robotics class
WTF, I went to HS in the middle of fucking nowhere, and we were the first grade to go through typing class and not have to use typewriters. You guys had a robotics class, and you didn't even care enough to pay attention?!
>Teacherfag here. how do I make this game disappear?
Imagine your students were reading comic books or playing poker in class instead. What would you do? There's your answer. Just because technology is involved doesn't change anything.
If your school shelled out the dosh for Apple machines, then they likely got Apple Remote Desktop with them. Ask your tech guy(s) for a copy so that you can remotely shutdown anyone you see playing the game.
>Your IT guy should be using whitelists so that only allowed sites can be accessed.
School tech guy here. Whitelists would mean spending all day adding sites because teachers "need" them for class.
School IT guy here -- No it doesn't. Our district had teachers complaining about students using FB and playing games, so we suggested a whitelist. Board loved it. Told teachers to get us a list of sites they needed before school year started, and WHY they needed them. No reason = no whitelist. It's as simple as that.
>Told teachers to get us a list of sites they needed before school year started, and WHY they needed them. No reason = no whitelist. It's as simple as that.
That would never, ever, fly with the district I'm in. How big/spread out are you?
make a lesson that encompasses the game, and then make that lesson shitty and tedious so they associate the game with such tedium on a subconscious level.
kill the fad before it dies naturally
>No clue why it wouldn't fly.
We have more school-buildings then tech-guys. Also, our curriculum relies heavily on (reasonably unfettered) internet access. One of the projects I've been working on is trying to get a working white-list for a single student, even that is proving nigh impossible due to the time it would take for just their courses.
>Elementary through High School
Pre-K through High-School (including Adult-Ed)
Hey OP, former County District IT Support tech here, now in higher management.
You need to write a complaint to the head of your District IT. Get the principal copied in on the email.
Tell them students are playing this game, and ask them if there's a way they can block it. Ask if the firewall/proxy that is currently being used on a state level can be configured to block these types of games.
Also ask the principal to instate some sort of consequence for playing these games.
do kids have their own PC in the classroom now?
what's the point of having a human teacher if the kids spend the whole class looking at a screen and completely ignoring the old guy talking nonsense?
I forgot we do Pre-K as well as some college level stuff. We implemented a new setup that's working well. We have the blacklisted VLAN and a less restricted VLAN. Blacklist is in place for Wi-Fi and "Guest" uses, while Private and Honors/Teachers are being given test access to the less restricted network. We're getting tired of the daily "Can't access Facebook" tickets, so we're doing this until we come up with a long term solution. Hopefully going to get Meraki APs next year so we can lock everything down with Layer 7 policies
except playing pirated games on a state owned computer is illegal, and get's the state in trouble if they don't enforce the DMCA complaints.
The makers of the games know that you are playing them because there are entire businesses dedicated to monitoring piracy, one based out of australia currently.
Here's how it works
>Kids play game on school computer
>game is not paid for
>game maker sends a complaint to the US government's copyright office
>according to the DMCA, the school must remove the software, or get sued a huge sum of money
>schools cant afford that shit, and have to comply
>while Private and Honors/Teachers are being given test access to the less restricted network
So only honors students get access to the less-restrictive VLAN? Isn't that a discrimination law-suit waiting to happen?
Honors classes are high level classes, and the students get the better WiFi as a reward. If they share the key, they lose the access. I'd love to see the discrimination lawsuit over a fucking VLAN
Capture every time the student(s) play it on picture/video. Setup a little ip camera or similar at the back of the class facing all the screens. And let them play. The little shits will happily waste time, flunk, and when the parents ask why your teaching is so bad, go back through and show them snippits of every day and time they wasted playing video games instead of learning. And ask the parents "So, do you guys allow little timmy to play games at home instead of do chores or homework? I mean, this has to be learned behavior. It's not normal for a child to be so willfully disobedient to adults. A bunch of us teachers were considering moving him to a special education curriculum..."
If theres anything parents hate more than being wrong, it's being wrong and being shamed for it. They'll foam at the mouth and threaten you with your job, and if your principal can't side with you that willfully playing videos games at every opportunity isn't an addiction learned from and encouraged by his parents, then you need another school.
>I'd love to see the discrimination lawsuit over a fucking VLAN
Dumber suits have been filed, I assure you.
For every proxy you block, two more will take it's place.
Parents expect the schools to parent their kids.
You don't even need the IP address, just have an entry for the FQDN and direct it at 0.0.0.0
>that absolutely disgusting lack of kerning
Get this garbage out of my sight.
a whitelist blocking games has never "crippled" any productivity except unless you call students playing video games at school productivity, if, in which case you do, you're a brainlet.
that game isn't even fun
>Parents expect the schools to parent their kids.
Oh, you're absolutely parenting the kids! You're teaching them that their actions have consequences. Conversely, parenting and training cannot be effective unless applied universally, and if they cannot raise a child correctly, you'll stand with the CPS' decision to take the child away if they cannot properly take care of them.
Grow a spine. This is why your kids walk the fuck over you every day. If this is how you're gonna act, teaching, you're gonna fuck yourself up, and fuck up the next nth generation of kids in the process. When I went to public school, we had full fucking uniforms, disciplinarians, morals committees, and honors wasn't a golden star sticker class, these were special courses that had limited 7-10 child limits in a school of well over 1,000. The teachers, underpaid and overworked, took the time to actually give a fuck about kids, and rather than ban comics or pocket TVs, they asked the parents why they were letting the kids do this shit instead of learn.
Tell them that google apps are botnet, explain how they treack all their shit and sell data to advertisement companies and the government and what not.Talk to them about Snowden and the shit he uncovered, terrorize them with other similar stuff and not only they will stop being jerks, they might even join the gentoomen army. Good luck.
Y'all faggots need more onions in your life.
>Most kids aren't that smart, you can block most of them and at least cut off majority of the students.
They may act tech-illiterate, but if there is something they want, they can prove surprisingly skilled. I've seen proxies and VPN's from non-geeky students.
We would need to hire another guy to do nothing but whitelist things all day every day.
I'm not a teacher. I'm a tech-guy. If it were up to me we would send a $0.01 bill to the parents every time their kids disrupt the classroom. Bills don't get paid (or the kid starts showing up to school with black eye claiming they fell down a flight of stairs), we call child-services.
>lol high school students actually believe they have any power in the world at all
>they believe they can influence wiser adults and trick them, and manipulate outcomes
enjoy being a cuckhold if you keep that mentality much longer
you aren't shit, kid.
actually it's tactically allowed through so that retards stay distracted.
they realise they can't teach everyone. you've heard the saying "you can lead a horse to water", but there's no sense in forcing a retarded horse to drink if it's too retarded to know it needs to drink. that would be discrimination.
so the solution is to just let the dummies stay blissfully dumb
It was lego stuff. The time we played games was when a substitute teacher was there. We actually spent a lot of time in that class not being able to do robotics.
install gentoo on school computers and remove all browsers except Lynx
Some people who didn't wait for the fucking departement of education to start learning shit.
Diplomas are something you wait for while doing side projects, not something you're taught how to pass.
Though I imagine that concept is probably lost on you. Enjoy your low-skill job.
Watch House M.D. clips with relevant info!
Also, teach them with things to relate to if it's health class. Put things in a kid's perspective. I'm a Chemist and from my experience you can get kids hooked on to Chemistry when you explain things using anecdotal information related to:
- Car-related things
- Trivial facts (as anecdotes)
he's so edgy, so clever, such a trickster bending the roolz.
how about you run along now and go watch Mr. Robot. it probably will resonate with you
ITT: high schoolers.
pretty much enough said, but i could go on to say
>High Schoolers: people who have not achieved anything in life, but want all the recognition of someone who has advanced a great science or art, and the praise and notoriety, and respect that comes with it without doing any of the work
most of the students that frequent this board make mediocre to bad grades.
statistically anybody who spends more time arguing with authority or finding ways to subvert it instead of cooperating with it and gaining clout are unlikely to achieve any sense of lasting personal satisfaction. the same can be said for the adults posting in this thread too. Mostly NEETs who never evolved their minds passed the high schooler stage.
honestly if you are a high school teacher just let them do whatever they want
If they choose to spend their time playing a game, you need to give them more work or something and if they still keep playing games, then they won't get the grade
You're rationalizing the fact that you're not very successful by assuming other people are worse/stupider than you.
This might be conforting to you, but it's flawed thinking. You seem like the kind of person that would reject any kind of proof as long as it goes against their belief.
I bet if people in this thread showed proof they are more successful than you, you'd reply with insults and dismissals.
Studying doesn't make one smarter, just knowledgeable.
I'm not all-knowing, and I can't tell if I'm any smarter than the average person, but I'm happy to say I'm at least not stupid.
if they must use computers in a non-computer-related class, and they must have internet access as well, then use a whitelist (aka, only allow sites you specify, rather than block ones you specify)
blocking all means of avoiding blocks without a whitelist is pointless
this is just getting sadder and sadder. you know what, anon? i'm starting to feel bad about this. picking on the handicapped kid just isn't very satisfying. instead, i'm going to brighten up your life a little. i'm going to be that one shining ray of light in your bleak existence.
i will let you have the last word.
so come on, let me have it. make it count. i'll gladly take it if it means you'll experience the sweet taste of victory for once in your life, and you can go to bed knowing you achieved something.
ITT so many red and blue pills, bikeshedding every possible topic
>ignoramuses who actually believe putting a computer together is some noble feat that requires critical thought or skill
>/tinfoil/s who think the nsa is out to get them, and have no concept that it's merely a big governmental organisation
>the entire hardware enthusiast community, dont even get me started on how pointless their existence is
>people who got lost trying to find /wg/ (desktop threads)
>people who got lost trying to find their way to /v/
>my preferred software is better than your preferred software for these reasons which are irrelevant and entirely subjective:
>Much like the DJ/Producer of yesteryear, programming, aka "making apps" is the latest must-have personality accessory
>computer scientists: concerned with type systems, side effects, paradigms, etc
>programmers: concerned with available library bindings, performance, and platform support
>bosses of programmers: concerned with the language being object oriented in a way that keeps their hordes of inexperienced employees from stepping on each other's toes too much
>/g/: concerned with aesthetic issues like brackets and indentation styles
Bikeshedding is the proper word for it. /g/ mainly talks about brackets, syntax, and identation styles because it's non complex and everyone can contribute a opinion and be semi valid.
Any real issues will cause too much risk of being pointed out as incorrect or stupid if they're wrong / mistaken.
arguing with high schoolers.jpg
it's better to just beat the shit out of them when you see them in the street with your fully developed man mushles
Have you tried NOT restricting the freedoms of innocent children?
Hi, welcome to 4chan.
Here's your complimentary "slowpoke by 10 years" card.
If we see weird traffic off of an IP, like a ton of downloading/uploading, we'll look into it and block if needed. VPN's can technically be blocked with Layer 7 policies, but you'd catch your own if you use them. We use Layer 3.
That's kind of a pointless game though.
At some point a kid will teach others how to use Tor.
At that point unless you happen to be behind the GFW you can't do much without blocking shittons of legitimate contents (including everything hosted by Azure, Amazon, and Google because of meek)
Not worried. We don't allow students to install programs, and we don't allow .exe's to run from AppData. In the 7 years that I've been doing this here, we've only had 3 kids ever use a VPN.
There are 300 million people in the United States. That means about 200,000,000 are within 1 standard deviation of the mean.
By definition, most people are mediocre.
Are you the library teacher? I forgot her name but she always used to get mad that we where playing "bubble game" and that's not even her job. Something tells me it's you. You're the definition of a hater.
Assuming it's true, I have to admit I find that story tragic. You really got shit luck if you ended up with genes that prevent you from losing weight even when you have ridiculously low intake.
A lot of us have deficiencies, but most of us are lucky enough not to have subtle, fucked up shit like that. Christ, I'm glad I'm only slowly becoming blind.
> teaches children
> calls them little fucks
hope you lose your job, faggot
i bet you only stay one chapter ahead of them as well because the subject matter is too hard.
hopefully you get fired