As a best practice, Dyknow recommends frequent and transparent communication with parents/ guardians and students on your school's/district's goals for technology integration. Parents/Guardians and students benefit from a shared understanding of the decisions your school/district has made to differentiate instruction and prepare students to be citizens of the world.
Below are sample pieces of communication intended to be shared with parents, guardians and/or students. Feel free to re-purpose these and make them your own!
Also, check out our sample language for Acceptable Use Policies.
PARENT COMMUNICATION SAMPLES
Dyknow at our School
Our school purchased Dyknow to provide teachers, tech coaches, and administrators with tools to track and monitor student device website and application activity, eliminate digital distractions, and help students stay focused while using their devices during class.
Who monitors student devices?
Your student's teachers and administrators have access to monitor school-owned and managed student devices with Dyknow.
What do teachers see, and what information is recorded?
During class, teachers see an image of each student device screen and either the website URL or the name of the application the student is actively using.
After class, teachers access Class History reports showing students':
- Allowed website and application activity, including:
- The number of views
- Total time viewing for each website/application
- Blocked website and application activity, including the number of attempts to access a blocked website/application.
When do teachers monitor?
Teachers are able to monitor on weekdays during traditional school hours.
Dyknow provides all schools with the Blackout Settings functionality, enabling each to determine when and where teachers may monitor student devices.
How can I get involved?
Ask your student's teacher(s) for a copy of your student's Class History report. You'll see the awesome resources your student is using to learn during school, and you'll be equipped for a conversation on digital citizenship and responsible technology use.
Responsible use of technology is an essential life skill for each of us, especially students!
Digital citizenship means conscious online navigation and communication, evaluating information sources as trustworthy, and citing sources where credit is due.