Non-District Supported 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 21 st 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 All other online software programs and websites are considered non-District supported software, therefore, parent permission may be required. Throughout the 2016-2017 school year I plan on using the following software that is not listed by the district:

Software Description Website Password Privacy Policy
Raz Kids RAZ-Kids is an interactive reading tool for our students to practice reading fluency and comprehension. None
ABC Mouse Early Learning Skills
See Handout and enter class code None
Spelling City Games to practice spelling and/or vocabulary words None
Class Dojo Positive Behavior Management Program See Handout and enter student code None
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. District Created 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. Student Created
Sumdog Math skills game/assignments Teacher Created
Piktochart Make and create
infographics/visual reports Google account and password
Appletree Parent/Teacher communication Google account and password
Nearpod Ready to teach interactive lessons for grades K-12 PIN Number