Approved Technology List

Student Use of Internet, Applications, Web 2.0 Tools

Students are required to use various applications throughout the school day. These could include websites, browser extensions, and Web 2.0 tools. Some of these require student accounts and logins, while others do not. The District is committed to complying with Federal laws governing student safety and privacy while online. These Federal laws include the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

In order for the District to provide your student with the most effective web-based tools for learning, we need to abide by Federal COPPA Regulations that require parental permission. Our District utilizes several computer and web-based apps and services operated not by the District, but by third parties. These parties include: Google Apps for Education, and other similar educational programs and apps which are listed here.

In order for students to use these programs and services, basic personal identifying information, including student’s name, user name, and email address must be provided to the website operator. In many of these cases, access to these websites and resources is provided through a teacher account, and is monitored by the teacher using the resource.

Under COPPA, these websites must notify parents and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. However, the law permits schools, such as the Boonville R-1 School District, to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of all its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to each website provider.

If you DO NOT give your permission for your child(ren) to use any of the apps on the Approved Listing, please contact your child(ren)'s principal.

A complete listing of all the websites and apps approved for use by the Boonville R-1 School District, along with the privacy policy for each can be found online here.