Software

Non-Adopted Software

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Recently, both the State and Federal Government have enhanced protections for student information, particularly where educational technology is concerned.  By using this technology, student learning can be made relevant to real world experiences, support the foundation of new Common Core standards, and prepare students with the necessary 21st century skills. IUSD policy requires teachers to provide their students with lessons in digital citizenship, to emphasize, model, and practice the importance of acting appropriately online before using any software or applications with students. District-supported software programs that meet the new requirements can be found at http://iusd.org/software.  All other online software programs and websites are considered non-District adopted software, therefore, parent permission may be required.  Throughout the school year I plan on using the following software that is not listed by the district. I will include a link to this same information online as I will be adding additional resources throughout the year. Please check back on a regular basis:






Tool/App/Website Description Login/User ID
Password
Privacy Policy Purpose or Example Use
* Canvas, Clever, Destiny, Discovery Education, Encyclopedia Britannica, First In Math, GAFE Suite, Kaltura, GoMathLearning A-Z, MyMath, NoodleTools, OverDrive, Office365,
Revision Assistant, SchoolNet, Springboard, School Messenger, ST Math, Typing Agent, and TurnItIn are all on the District Approved Software List (http://iusd.org/software)
Items in blue are clickable weblinks.
Adobe Spark Visual and Digital Story Board Count Held by Student Privacy Policy Creating and sharing visual content
Adobe Voice App Based Presentation Tool Teacher Account Only Privacy Policy Students create visual and audio presentations
Amazon Echo Information Search Tool Teacher Account Privacy Policy Allows students to practice questions, academic language and access to content information
Animal Math Pre-K, K, and 1st grade (3 seperate apps) Math App for iPad No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students practice math facts
Answer Garden Student Response Tool No Account Needed Privacy Policy Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on
AudioBoom Voice recorder/podcasting tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Used to record presentations and share stories aloud.
Bee-bot Coding app for iPad No Account Needed Privacy Policy Teach coding to Elementary Students
Blockly Robotics App No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students learn basics of computer coding
Bloomz Parent Communication Tool Held by Parent Privacy Policy Improved School to Home communication
BrainPop/BrainPop Jr. Learning Content through Video School Account Privacy Policy Videos provided to enhance learning.
Canva Graphic Creator Held by Student Privacy Policy Make graphics to demonstrate knowledge.
CC Pensive Online Language Arts Teacher Account Only Privacy Policy Language Arts teacher tool for recording student progress
Chatterpix Kids Voice Recording app for iPad No Account Needed Privacy Policy Gets students to orally share ideas in a fun way
Class Dojo Parent Communication Tool Held by Parent and Teacher Privacy Policy Classroom management and Behavioral Reporting
CNN Student
News
News Source No Account Needed Privacy Policy Teacher selects videos that may apply to various classroom material.
Code.org STEM based education Held by Student Privacy Policy Students learn basics of computer coding
Curriculet Interactive Annotating Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Teacher can assign readings with embedded videos and questions.
Discovery Education Learning Content through Video Class Account Privacy Policy Videos provided to add information to writing prompts.
Doceri Interactive Whiteboard/Screencast App Teacher account is only used Privacy Policy App is used to remotely control a classroom computer during a presentation.
Doctopus A google classroom document sorter Only through teacher account Privacy Policy Creates a Google Slide to filter and grade student docments
DoInk Green Screen App Only accessible through teacher’s account Privacy Policy Students create backgrounds for broadcasts. Ex - Weather Channel
Doodle Buddy Drawing app for kids No Account Needed Privacy Policy Let's kids draw pictures
Duolingual World Languages App Held by Student Privacy Policy Learning New Languages
EdPuzzle Teacher Directed Video Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Videos provided to enhance learning.
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard App Held by Teacher and Student Privacy Policy Students can create presentations showcasing their work while recording their thinking and ideas in a video format.
Epic Online Stories App Teacher Account Only Privacy Policy Students use to read online stories recommended by their teacher.
First in Math Online Math Held by Students Privacy Policy Provide differentiation and personal pacing in math
Fog Stone Isle Online Math, Interactive games to help grow student understanding with fractions Account needed either using the teacher's, student's, or Class Google Account Privacy Policy Provide differentiation and personal pacing in math

Students can manipulate virtual fractions to help grow in their fractions number sense

Front Row Math Review App Held by Student Privacy Policy Students can review certain math topics and compete against each other in class competitions.
Garage Band Audio Editing Software Teacher account is only used Privacy Policy Students can edit their stories they have read aloud.
Glogster Interactive Digital Posters Held by Student Privacy Policy Students can make various posters to represent their learning.
Glogster Edu Presentation Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Tol that allows students to make create interactive posters.
Go Formative Assessment App Held by Student Privacy Policy Quickly allows teacher to view student responses in real time.
Go Noodle Interactive Activity Website Held by Teacher Privacy Policy Throughout the day, a teacher may give students a small movement break to allow students to strecth and refocus.
Goobric Rubric Chrome Extension Held by Student Privacy Policy Chrome Extension that allows teachers to use rubrics to automagically score student work
Google Classroom Student/Teacher Communication Tool Held by Students Privacy Policy Provides the means to reduce paper use and connected to Google Drive/Docs
Google Earth Interactive map No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students explore World Maps, tag places on a map, and learn about the world
Google Hangouts Video Conferencing Teacher Account Only Privacy Policy Guest Experts, Virtual Field Trips, Class Connections
Haiku Deck App and Web Based Presentation Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Students create visual presentations
iMovie Video Editing Software Teacher account is only used Privacy Policy Students can edit video clips to provide classroom presentations.
Kahoot Online Quiz Game No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students can be quickly assessed or polled for learning purposes and snapshot assessments.
Kami PDF annotator Held by Teacher and Student Privacy Policy Students can read teacher annotations on text as well as create their own.
Khan Academy Online Math Held by Students Privacy Policy Provide differentiation and personal pacing in math
KidBlog Online Language Arts Held by Student Privacy Policy Thematic Writing Practice
Kodable Online Coding Game Held by Teacher Privacy Policy Teaches programming to kids through fun games
Letter School Letter Writing App No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students use app to trace letters and write.
Lightbot Coding app for iPad No Account Needed Privacy Policy Teach coding to Elementary Students
Limnu Whiteboard App Held by Student Privacy Policy Allows teacher and students to collaborate and connect in real time and have online homework help.
Mail Chimp Parent Communication Tool Held by Parent Privacy Policy Improved School to Home communication
MeasuringUP SBAC Review Program Held by Student and Teacher Privacy Policy To help students practice and review grade level Common Core concepts
Minecraft STEM based education Held by Student Privacy Policy Used primarily as a demonstration and design tool
Movenote Presentation Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Students can share their slide while videoing or voice recording their presentation
My DPS Emotions Game No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students dentify a variety of emotions through facial expressions, body language, and written/spoken language, and suggests coping strategies to deal with a range of social situations.
NearPod App and Web Based Presentation Tool GAFE account used Privacy Policy Serves as a teaching and collaboration presentation tool in the classroom.
Newsela Online Language Arts Held by Student Privacy Policy Non-Fiction/Informational Text Reading
No Red Ink Grammar and Writing Website Held by Student Privacy Policy Students can practice their grammar and writing skills.
Number Rack - rekenrek Counting Tool App No Account Needed Privacy Policy Movable, colored beads help students to think in groups of fives and tens and discover a variety of addition and subtraction strategies.
Otusplus App and Web Based Class Collaboration Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Serves as a teaching and collaboration presentation tool in the classroom.
Padlet Student Response Tool No Account Needed Privacy Policy Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on
Pic Collage Kids Photo collage app for kids No Account Needed Privacy Policy Helps students organize photos to present to class/teacher
Piktochart Infographic Creation tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Students create infographics to display their level of understanding.
Play-Doh Touch Video creator for iPad using play-doh No Account Needed Privacy Policy Gets students to orally share ideas/story tell in a fun way.
Plickers Student Response Tool Teacher Account Privacy Policy Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on
Poplet Student Response Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on
Prezi Presentation Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Tool that allows students to make create presentations
Prodigy Onine Math Tool Help by Student Privacy Policy Standards based online math game
QR Reader QR Code creator and reader No Account Needed Privacy Policy Scans QR codes, barcodes, puzzles, business cards and documents.
Quiver Online Augmented Reailty Coloring App No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students use app to make their coloring come to life.
Quizlet Study/Flashcard Tool No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students can view and use flashcards to review and study various material.
Quizziz Online Quiz Game No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students can be quickly assessed or polled for learning purposes and snapshot assessments.
Read-a-gogo Personalized Reading Material Held by Student Privacy Policy Provide differentiation and personal pacing in reading.
Remind Parent Communication Tool Held by Parent Privacy Policy Improved School to Home communication
Scratch STEM based education Held by Student Privacy Policy Students learn basics of computer coding
Seesaw Classroom Portfolio Tool Held by Parent, Teacher, and Student Privacy Policy To share student work with the class as well as their parents.
Shadow Puppet Edu Video Maker No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students can make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning.
Skype Video Conferencing Teacher Account Only Privacy Policy Guest Experts, Virtual Field Trips, Class Connections
Smore Newsletter Parent Communication Tool None Required Privacy Policy Improved School to Home communication
Sock Puppet Voice Recording app for iPad No Account Needed Privacy Policy Gets students to orally share ideas/story tell in a fun way.
Socrative App and Web Based Class Collaboration Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Serves as a teaching and collaboration presentation tool in the classroom.
Softschools.com Provides Educational Worksheets and Games No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students can practive various math and ELA skills.
Spelling City Builds Spelling and Vocabulary Held by Parent and Teacher Privacy Policy Students can use this website to reinforce their spelling and vocabulary skills.
StoryBird Online Language Arts Held by Student Privacy Policy Creative Writing Practice
Sumdog Math Game Held by Student Privacy Policy Allows students to play a game demonstrating their math skills
Sway Web Based Presentation Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Students create visual web-based presentations
Symbaloo Website Curating Tool No Account Needed Privacy Policy Teacher can provide common links to frequently used websites.
Ted Talks Global Conference Organization No Account Needed Privacy Policy Provides motivational and inspiring ideas.
Tellagami Voice Recording app for iPad No Account Needed Privacy Policy Gets students to orally share ideas in a fun way
TenMarks Online Math Held by Students Privacy Policy Provide differentiation and personal pacing in math
thingiverse STEM based education Held by Student Privacy Policy 3-D Printing Program
ThingLink App Based Presentation Tool Held by Student Privacy Policy Allows for multi-media presentation of research and learned content
Tinkercad STEM based education Held by Student Privacy Policy 3-D Printing Program
Today’s Meet Student Response Tool No Account Needed Privacy Policy Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on
Tour Builder Add locations onto Google Map into a viewable tour Account needed either using the teacher's, student's, or Class Google Account Privacy Policy Create a virtual tour of specific places tagged by the student to share and explore a created path
Twitter Parent Communication Tool No Account Needed Privacy Policy Classroom Account Only to learn how to appropriately use social media, share our class learning and connect with other classrooms
Tynker Coding Website Held by Student Privacy Policy Allows students to use coding in a fun and creative way to learn.
Typing.com Typing Website No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students can practice their typing skills.
         
TypingTest.com Typing Website Held by Student Privacy Policy Students can be evaluated on their typing skills.
Vimeo Learning Content through Video No Account Needed Privacy Policy Videos provided to add information to writing prompts.
Whooo's Reading Reading Logs Held by Student Privacy Policy Provide differentiation and personal pacing in reading.
Wonder Workshop App Robotics App Only accessible through teacher’s account Privacy Policy Students use this app to program classroom robots.
Wonderopolis Information/News for Kids Website No Account Needed Privacy Policy Non-Fiction/Informational Text Reading
Wordle Word Cloud Creator No Account Needed Privacy Policy Students can create a picture made entirely of words to represent their learning or various topics.
Wordly Wise Online Vocabulary Workbook Held by Student Privacy Policy Students access online content to complete exercises that enhance and improve knowledge of weekly vocabulary.
YouTube Parent Communication Tool & Learning Content through Video Only accessible through teacher’s account Privacy Policy Videos provided to add information to writing prompts.