This page provides a summary of free and subscription software and websites that are commonly used in the district. We want you to be informed about these educational tools and assured that we are aware of the need to protect student privacy and maintain an awareness of how student data is being used. Reviewing these sites and their privacy policies, you will often see references to COPPA, the Children's On-line Privacy Protection Act. This refers to legislation intended to protect student information and discourage misuse of that data.
The list of software and sites used is shown below in two versions, a Google document and a PDF version (useful if you want to print it for some reason). These lists will be updated as needed.
The versions shown below are current and were last updated on August 20, 2017.
With so many different sites and software being used, it would be very complicated to track parent permission for each of these. They all serve an educational purpose and we make every effort to use each resource in a thoughful and productive manner. We also reference this list in our student technology handbook and update it annually. If you ever have a concern about a site or would like your child to not use one or more of these resources, please inform your child's teacher and office. At the same time, please be aware that we take student privacy seriously and work to teach respoonsible use of all of our digital resources.
COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act): https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule-not-just-kids-sites
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act): http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
Board Policy 515 - Protection and Privacy of Student Records: https://www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=5166&dataid=4898&FileName=515%20PROTECTION%20AND%20PRIVACY%20OF%20PUPIL%20RECORDS.pdf