Dyknow automatically tracks each website visited and application used by monitored students, enabling Dyknow Teachers to assign participation grades, find new curricular websites being used by students, and praise on-task behavior!
Teachers only need to click the Start Monitoring button to begin gathering data about how students used their devices during class time. After Teachers click the Stop Monitoring button, this data is accessible in Dyknow Class History.
This document is a resource for Dyknow Teachers to understand how to:
REVIEW CLASS HISTORY DATA
Follow the instructions below to review Dyknow Class History data for monitored student device activity.
1. Login to Dyknow and locate your My Classes dashboard.
2. Click the Class History tab, or click the View Class History hyperlink on the relevant Class tile; you will be redirected to the Class History page.
3. Click the All Students menu to change the data set. To see data for just one student, click the All Students menu, and select the name of a single student.
Note: To see which students viewed a particular website or application, click the blue people icon to the right of that website or app. Student names are also hyperlinked! If you click an individual student's name, you will immediately see their personal Class History data.
3. Click the Date menu to change the data set; Dyknow offers the following pre-set date range options:
Note: To select only one day,
4. Click the Activity menu to change the data set by Activity Type or specific activity.
LEVERAGE CLASS HISTORY DATA
Below are a few tips based on real Dyknow Teacher feedback and how they use their Class History data.
1. "Just Start and Stop."
We encourage Teachers who are new to Dyknow to "just start and stop" monitoring their first few Classes (without enforcing a Blocking Plan), and then viewing Class History to see what happened during that Class time. This approach often provides a great baseline of reporting for how students are spending their time without a Dyknow Blocking Plan in place.
2. Find New Resources.
Dyknow Teachers review Class History data to look for new resources they were previously unfamiliar with. One Teacher told us that she found students were using sites such as Khan Academy during Class, and when she followed up, they admitted they were lost and needed extra help, but were afraid to ask. The Teacher now uses Khan Academy as part of her lesson plans, because she learned the students enjoy and prefer using it as a self-help tool.
3. Parent Conferences.
Dyknow Class History per student can be incredibly useful during parent conferences. Dyknow Teachers use History to highlight a student's great work and the resources they're using during Class time. The data can also be an objective measurement to show growth! For example, at the beginning of a period of time, the student trended toward off-task behaviors, and their grades suffered; but at the end of the period, the student's behavior aligned with on-task efforts, and their grades have improved.
4. Share with your Peers.
If a student is struggling in one of your Classes, try sharing their data with another Dyknow Teacher to compare notes. How is the student spending his or her time in your Class compared to other Teachers' Classes? What type(s) of Blocking Plans are being enforced by other Teachers?
5. Share with your Students.
One of the most effective influences on behavior is understanding perception versus reality. It's hard to argue with data: if a student seems unaware of how they're spending their Class time, and how that may be impacting their grades or their peers, share their own Class History data in a conference with them and discuss how that data may be affecting their work.