Non-District Supported Software

Non-District Adopted Software - IUSD Educational Technology

Online resources are an important part of IUSD's commitment to providing the highest quality educational experience for our students.  IUSD partners with educational software providers to provide personalized and engaging curriculum for students. Adaptive online assessments, like some of those listed below, help teachers address individual needs of each child. Collaborative tools allow students to problem-solve in an environment that mirrors what they will experience in college and career.  Videos and other online media help students make connections between learning in school and current events. At IUSD, we are excited to offer these resources to our students and their families. We are also committed to ensuring our students' safety and privacy online.

District Supported Software Resources meets State (AB-1584 and California Education Code section 49073.1) and Federal (FERPA) legal requirements and IUSD policy regarding data privacy. A current detailed list of district-adopted software programs can be found at:http://iusd.org/software.

School Adopted Software Resources - DPA - companies sign a Data Privacy Agreement to keep student information confidential, will not share with partners, and/or will not sell information to other firms or enterprises. The software listed below is not supported district-wide, and only some schools/teachers have elected to use the software with their classes. Despite the limited use of these resources, IUSD has worked with software providers to ensure that the following platforms meet State and Federal legal requirements and IUSD policy regarding data privacy.  A detailed, full list about School Adopted Software here: http://bit.ly/IUSDsoftware. Parent permission is acknowledging that the site/app/software is being used in the classroom/school. ( A few key ones listed here: Flipgrid, Brainpop, Discovery Education, Learning A-Z, Newsela, Screencastify, Seesaw, ST Math, Tinkercad, Thinking Maps)

All other online software programs and websites are considered non-District adopted software, therefore, parent permission is needed.  Throughout the school year, the following software that is not listed by the district will be used in the classroom:

 






Website/App/Software Title

Description

Login Information

Password

Privacy Policy &

Terms of Use

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

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 class 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 & password

 

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

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

Sumdog

Math skills game/assignments

www.sumdog.com

Teacher created

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

Appletree

Parent/Teacher communication

https://www.goappletree.com/

Google account and password

https://www.goappletree.com/policies

Near pod

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.freckle.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 login credentials

https://www.stmath.com/terms

Canva

A free graphic design 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/

Epic

A digital library for kids 12 & under.

https://www.getepic.com/

Classroom code

https://www.getepic.com/privacy

Quill

Provides 4 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 classroom

https://www.splashmath.com/privacy

Wix

Free website builder

https://www.wix.com/

Google classroom

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

 

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

Thank you,

Meg Gwyn

Principal, College Park Elementary

_______I approve of the use of the software listed above for my student. 

_______I do not approve of the use of the software listed above for my student. 

_______________Date          _____________________________Student Name           _______Grade

 ______________________________Parent Signature ___________________________Parent Name