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:

Website/App/
Software Title
Description Login/User/ID Password Privacy Policy / Terms of Service

Adobe Spark

Students create visual and audio presentations

Teacher account only

Link

Answer Garden

Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on

No account needed

Link

Appletree

Parent communication connected to each classroom

Student's first name

Link

arcademics.com

Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!

Held by Students and Teachers

Link

BitsBox

Students learn basics of computer coding

held by student

Link

Class Dojo

Classroom management program.

Student's first name

Link

classcraft.com

Transform your classroom into an epic adventure your students play throughout the year!

Held by Teachers and Student

Link

Classkick

Free feedback app that students work on and get help instantly from their teacher and peers.

Held by Teachers and Student

Link

Code.org

Site to teach students coding .

Student's first name

Link

codecombat

Learn programming with a multiplayer live coding strategy game for beginners. Learn Python or JavaScript as you defeat ogres, solve mazes, and level up. Open source HTML5 game!

Held by student

Link

digitalpassport.org

The interactive, fun, and effective way to teach and test the basics of digital citizenship to 3rd-5th grade.

Held by teachers & student

Link

Discovery Network

videos provided to add information to writing prompts.

school account

Link

Estimation 180

180 days of estimation! Use the following website with your students for a whole class daily estimation activity.

Held by teacher

Link

Flipgrid

Video discussion app

Held by Teachers and Students

Link

Freckle Education

Provide differentiation and personal pacing in math and ELA.

Held by Teachers and Students

Link

Go Noodle

Gives students focus and mental breaks for greater learning focus

Teacher Account

Link

Instagram

A simple, fun & creative way to capture, edit & share photos, videos & messages with friends & family.

Held by teacher

Link

Interland

An adventure-packed online game that puts the key lessons of digital citizenship and safety into hands-on practice.

No account needed

Link

Kahoot

 

Held by teacher

Link

Learnzillion

Differentiated practice in math and ELA.

Held by Students and TeachersLi

Link

Mail Chimp

Improved School to Home communication

Held by parent

Link

Math Talks

Math

No account needed

Link

Minecraft

Used across curriculum and as a demonstration and design tool

Held by student

Link

nctm illuminations

Math Games

held by teachers and students

Link

Newsela

 

Held by teacher

Link

Nitrotype.com

Interactive typing practice

Held by Students and Teachers

Link

openmiddle.com

Challenging math problems worth solving

Held by Teachers Only

Link

Padlet

Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on

No account needed

Link

Plickers

Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on

Teacher Account

Link

Popplet

Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on

held by student

Link

Prodigy Math

Highly engaging math program in a game format.

Student's first name

Link

Quill

 

No account or Held by Student

Link

Quizizz

Quick Online Assessment Tool

No account or Held by Student

Link

Readworks

 

Held by teacher

Link

LetsRecap.com

video discussion app

held by teacher/student

Link

Remind

Improved School to Home communication

Held by parent

Link

Scratch

Site to teach students coding .

Student’s class number.

Link

See Saw

Student digital portfolio.

Student's first name

Link

Skype

Guest Experts, Virtual Field Trips, Class Connections

Teacher Account Only

Link

Smore Newsletter

Improved School to Home communication

None required

Link

Socrative

Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on

No account needed

Link

Soundtrap

Digital audio workstation

held by teachers and students

Link

Storybird

 

Login with Google account

Link

TenMarks

Provide differentiation and personal pacing in math

Held by students

Link

thingiverse

3-D printing program

held by student

Link

Time For Kids

Articles and current events

Held by Teachers and Student

Link

Tinkercad

3-D printing program

held by student

Link

Todaysmeet.com

Used for whole class participation vs only a few students called on

No account needed

Link

Twitter

Classroom Account Only to learn how to appropriately use social media, share our class learning and connect with other classrooms

Teacher Account Only

Link

Universe Sandbox

Used primarily as a science learning tool.

Teacher Account Only

Link

Vimeo

Videos provided to add information to writing prompts.

None Required

Link

WeVideo

Make and share videos using WeVideo's cloud-based online video editing software.

Teacher & students

Link

Weebly.com

Used as a class website

Teacher

Link

Woot Math

Provide differentiation and personal pacing in math

Held by student

Link

YouCubed

Math

held by teacher

Link

YouTube

Videos provided to add information to writing prompts.

Only accessible account

Link

If you have questions or would like to discuss how to opt out of having your child use any of the above, please contact your child’s teacher.