Non-District Supported Software

Non-District Supported Software - IUSD Educational Technology

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 supported software, therefore, parent permission may be required.  Throughout the 2018-2019 school year I plan on using the following software that is not listed by the district:

 






 

Description

Login

Password

Privacy Policy

Raz Kids/ Headsprouts

RAZ-Kids/Headsprouts is an interactive reading tool for our students to practice reading fluency and comprehension.

https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

None

http://help.learninga-z.com/customer/portal/articles/1649236-privacy

ABC Mouse

Early Learning Skills

https://www.abcmouse.com/about-us

See Handout and enter class code

https://www.abcmouse.com/privacy

Spelling City

Games to practice spelling and/or vocabulary words

https://www.spellingcity.com/crystalmoore/

None

https://www.spellingcity.com/privacy-policy.html

Class Dojo

Positive Behavior Management Program

https://www.classdojo.com/

See Handout and enter student code

https://www.classdojo.com/privacy/

Reading

Counts/

SRI

Students have a lexile based independent reading program that tracks their success on the books they read./ Research-based adaptive assessment that measures reading skills and longitudinal progress.

https://idp-awsprod1.education.scholastic.com/idp/

Student District ID and password

http://www.hmhco.com/common/privacy-policy-for-k-12-learning-platforms

No Red Ink

It teaches grammar and language usage. You can use it to practice skills as well as assess. It tailors to students' interests.

https://www.noredink.com/

Student created

https://www.noredink.com/privacy

Thinglink

Image interaction technology that helps students become fluent in using digital media to express themselves and demonstrate their learning.

https://www.thinglink.com/

Google Account

https://www.thinglink.com/terms

 






 

Description

Login

Password

Privacy Policy

Sumdog

Math skills game/assignments

www.sumdog.com/

Teacher created

http://www.sumdog.com/en/Privacy_Policy/

Piktochart

Make and create infographics/visual reports

https://piktochart.com/

Google account and password

https://piktochart.com/piktocharts-privacy-policy/

Appletree

Parent/Teacher communication

https://www.goappletree.com/

Google account and password

https://www.goappletree.com/policies

Nearpod

Ready to teach interactive lessons for grades K-12

https://nearpod.com/

Pin Number

https://nearpod.com/privacy-policy

Code.org

Teaches the fundamentals of computer science.

https://code.org/

First name and last initial

https://code.org/privacy

Flipgrid

Video discussion application for student engagement and formative assessment.

https://info.flipgrid.com/

Class code

https://legal.flipgrid.com/

Frontrow

Provides student lessons across all topics at each student’s level.

https://www.freckle.com/

Teacher created

https://www.frontrowed.com/privacy/

Draftback

A chrome extensions that lets you play back the revision history of any google doc that you create.

http://draftback.com/

Google account

http://draftback.com/

Prodigy Math

Adaptive math game for grades 1-7.

https://prodigygame.com/play/

Student created

https://www.prodigygame.com/privacy-policy/

Storybird

Helps students make visual stories in minutes.

https://storybird.com/

Teacher

created

https://storybird.com/privacy/

Nitrotype

Improves typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with typers from around the world.

https://www.nitrotype.com/

Student created

https://www.nitrotype.com/support/privacy

ST Math

A visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math.

https://www.stmath.com/

District logon credentials

https://www.stmath.com/terms

Canva

A free graphic-design tool website. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a photographs, graphics, and fonts.

https://www.canva.com/

Google account

https://about.canva.com/privacy-policy/

Powtoon

A web-based animation software that allows you to easily create animated presentations with your students by manipulating pre-created objects, imported images, provided music and user created voice-overs.

https://www.powtoon.com/

Google account

https://www.powtoon.com/privacy-policy/

Seesaw

A digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.

https://web.seesaw.me/

Google account

https://web.seesaw.me/privacy

Epic

A digital library for kids 12 & under.

https://www.getepic.com/

Classroom code

https://www.getepic.com/privacy

 

Description

Login

Password

Privacy Policy

Quill

Provides four writing tools that enable students to build writing, grammar, and proofreading skills.

https://www.quill.org/                                      

Google account

https://www.quill.org/privacy

MobyMax

Find and fix learning gaps with adaptive, differentiated learning in all K-8 subjects.

https://www.mobymax.com/

Google classroom

https://www.mobymax.com/privacy-policy

Splash Math

Fun math practice for students.

https://www.splashmath.com/

Google account

https://www.splashmath.com/privacy

Screencastify

Screen recorder for chrome.

https://www.screencastify.com/

Google account

https://www.screencastify.com/privacy/

Wix

Free website builder.

https://www.wix.com/about/

Google account

https://www.wix.com/about/privacy

Adobe Spark

Create stunning graphics, web pages, and video stories

https://www.adobe.com/

Google account

https://www.adobe.com/privacy.html

 

Please discuss this document with your child before signing, and return it to your teacher.

Thank you,

Meg Gwyn

Principal, College Park Elementary