InstaGrok is a great tool for everyone interested in learning. That said, students and teachers have been among our earliest and most vocal fans. The ability to visually research a topic—and focus on what’s important—has proven invaluable in classrooms worldwide. Now we’re making it even better.
What Hasn’t Changed
Many educators are already familiar with how InstaGrok trumps traditional search engines:
- Students using InstaGrok explore a graphical map that shows how concepts connect. They can quickly refine their research and zero in on important ideas.
- InstaGrok provides key facts, links, images, and videos. These are culled from relevant educational websites. Users can click through to verify the original sources.
That core experience is—and always will be—100% free.
Introducing InstaGrok Classroom
Today we’re announcing a premium educational version of InstaGrok. For the past few months we’ve been beta testing it with hundreds of teachers. Let’s highlight some of the benefits:
- Teacher dashboard
Now you’ll have insight into your students’ research and note-taking activity: you can see what they’re searching, how much time they’re spending, and what they’re writing in their journal. Up to 200 students can link their accounts to each teacher ID.
- No advertising
Teacher and student accounts don’t have ads. Period.
- Safe content
instaGrok for students automatically removes any site that contains profanity or sexual content from the search results. In addition, you as a teacher can explicitly remove controversial sites (e.g. biased or questionable sources) from being seen by students. You can read more about how to do that here.
- Premium support
Cutting in line might get your students a detention, but we think you’ll make an exception for this. While we’ve always prided ourselves on being responsive, now we’re moving questions from classroom accounts to the head of the queue.
- New features based on your feedback
Help us make this product even better. Have a suggestion? Please don’t be shy.
How to sign up:
- Simply create an account with “Teacher” role.
- More details can be found in this post.
Think we’re missing some critical feature for the premium educational version? Tell us how we can win you over.