Green Dot Public Schools Simplifies TypingClub Integration with Google Chrome Single Sign-On

Kyle Gouveia is the Knowledge Management Analyst and Instructional Technology Coordinator for Green Dot Public Schools, the third-largest charter school operator in the United States. He is in charge of managing over 10,000 students' access to technology in the Los Angeles area. Green Dot Public Schools has been using TypingClub for about a year and plans on having 100% Single Sign-On (SSO) integration by the end of the school year.

At a Glance

Kyle Gouveia is in charge of managing over 10,000 students' access to technology in the Los Angeles area. His schools use TypingClub as an engaging, easy to use, and effective way to teach students to type. TypingClub's integration with Google Chrome enables students to log in much more simply with Single Sign-On, saving time and energy for teachers and students.

The Challenge

Green Dot Public Schools students use several different programs in their classes to cover different subjects. However, with such a large number of students, generating over 10,000 unique usernames and passwords for each program was an overwhelming task. Students would easily confuse these accounts or even forget their login credentials because different programs had different username and password requirements. Kyle knew that there had to be a way to simplify the login process for his students.

The Solution

Kyle was delighted to learn that TypingClub is now integrated with Google Chrome: "At this point every single one of our students has a Google email address... that's step one. Our huge push this year is to make sure every single student logs in. What we're trying to do with all of our systems is use SSO for anything that we're able to. This makes it easier for our students to not have to remember 50,000 usernames and passwords, and it's also easier to manage from a teacher and admin standpoint because then it becomes really simple - everyone has the same naming convention and everyone does it the same way. From a management standpoint it becomes easier as well."

It's also easier to manage from a teacher and admin standpoint because then it becomes really simple- everyone has the same naming convention and everyone does it the same way. From a management standpoint it become easier

Kyle Gouveia

Students still get the same TypingClub experience, but without having to remember any new usernames or passwords. To log in to the program, all a student needs to do is click a single button that links directly to the school's custom TypingClub portal. Instead of spending class time figuring out various students' login credentials, teachers can now focus on teaching.

On the administrative side, Kyle can avoid generating, uploading, and distributing over 10,000 unique usernames and passwords by allowing teachers and students to log in using pre-existing Google email addresses. This saves Kyle time during setup at the beginning of the school year and on administrative maintenance throughout the year.

The Capabilities

After Google Chrome integration, teachers often commended Kyle for TypingClub's ease of use. In addition, Kyle immediately began seeing more time spent practicing by students, which led to improvements in student accuracy and typing speed. This made it easier for teachers to keep their curriculum on schedule because students finished lessons more quickly. Many of the district's teachers use TypingClub in different ways. Some ask students to practice with TypingClub every day for 10 minutes per day, while other ask students to use the product once per week for 50 minutes. TypingClub's district reporting tool allows Kyle to view students' progress and compare statistics between schools. This saves hours of data analysis, helps show the most effective uses of TypingClub, and helps Kyle to coach teachers on how to use the program.

We are trying to use SSO for anything that we're able to. That makes it easier for our students to not have to remember 50,000 usernames and passwords