Ensure your Acceptable or Responsible Use Policy (AUP / RUP) is updated to include language that accounts for school-owned software being used by teachers and students on personal devices.
As a best practice, DyKnow recommends frequent and transparent communication with parents, guardians, students, and the community on your school's goals for technology integration.
Parents, guardians, and students benefit from a shared understanding of the decisions your school has made to differentiate instruction and prepare students to be citizens of the world.
Also, check out our Sample Parent Communication.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY SAMPLE
“[Our School] provides classroom management software (Dyknow) to aid teachers in regulating students’ Iinternet/application usage in the classroom.
Appropriate and responsible educational uses of [Our School]’s resources include:
- The use of [Our School] owned software, hardware, and Internet for scholastic endeavor
- No third-party software, which is designed to bypass content or application filtering services, testing software, or classroom management software, may be installed on devices used at [Our School]. These programs may interfere with the students’ ability to fully participate in class activities and may break functionality with school technology resources.
Students are prohibited from:
- Installing additional operating systems or virtualization software (Parallels, VMware, etc.)
- Attempting to bypass restrictions set by the classroom teacher or school (i.e. students must show up in DyKnow monitor at all times; students must be connected to the school network at all times using their assigned username and password)
- Attempting to impair or bypass network security, including but not limited to the storage, transfer or use of software for hacking, eavesdropping, or network administration / monitoring.