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:

Non-District Adopted Software
Website/App/
Software Title
Description Login/User/ID Password Privacy Policy / Terms of Service

ActivelyLearn

Learning center to activate reading

GAFE login Link

Adobe Spark

Creates videos and animated graphics

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link

Canva

Graphics creator/banner maker

Username and password/GAFE

Link

CK-12

Online textbook and lesson resources

GAFE login

Link

Class Dojo

Classroom management tool

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link

Desmos

Graphing calculator

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link

Diigo

Note taking and annotations

Uses GAFE account (through Chrome)

Link

Duolingo

Language learning platform

GAFE login

Link
Easel.ly

Infographic creator

GAFE login

Link
EdPuzzle

Allows students to watch videos and take quizzes or answer questions about the videos

Username / E-mail / PW

Link
Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a video discussion community for the classroom that allows students a voice. Topics are added and monitored by the teacher, the students respond with short videos and audio recordings.

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Google Sketchup

3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural and 3D designs.

GAFE login

Link
Hypothesi.is

Online annotation tool that works through an extension in Chrome

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Kahoot

Student response tool for quizzes, surveys, and checks for understanding

Teacher creates an account, but students do not. Teacher provides a code to students and parents. No personal info is shared.

Link
Kami

Online PDF manager that allows annotation and markup

Username / E-mail / PW

Link
NewsELA

News articles

Uses GAFE account (through Chrome)

Link
Padlet

Real-time collaboration; digital bulletin board

GAFE/Facebook or email and password

Link
Piktochart

Create infographics, presentations, posters, and reports

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Pixton

Comic storyboard creator

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Popplet

Creates graphic organizers/mind maps

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Powtoon

Create animated videos and presentations

Needs username and password

Link
Prezi

Presentation software

13 years or older and Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Remind.com

A communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents. Send quick, simple messages to any device.

Teacher creates an account, but students do not. Teacher provides a code to students and parents. No personal info is shared.

Link
Quill

Provides free writing and grammar activities for middle and high school students.

GAFE login

Link
Quizizz

A multiplayer classroom activity website, that allows students to practice content knowledge together.

Teacher creates an account and provides a code to the students to participate in the game. No student account login required.

Link
Quizlet

Creates flashcards, quiz, study tool

Uses GAFE account (through Chrome)

Link
Seesaw

Allows teachers and students to builds an organized, digital portfolio of each student's learning, accessible by the teacher, student and parent.

GAFE login

Link
Screencastify

Allows teachers and students to create screencasts

Chrome extension (GAFE login)

Link
SAS Writing Reviser

Writing editor

GAFE Google Docs Add-On

Link
S'More

Infographics and newsletters

Username / E-mail / PW

Link
Snagit

Creates screenshots and screencasts using Chrome

Uses GAFE account (through Chrome)

Link
Storify

Creation of stories through social media, text, videos, pictures, and links

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link

Storybird

Creates online books and stories

Uses GAFE account (through Chrome)

Link
Thinglink

ThingLink is the leading platform for creating interactive images and videos for web, social, advertising, and educational channels.

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Timetoast

Tool for creating timelines

Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Tinkercad

Browser-based 3D design program; save projects online

Sign in with Facebook OR Username/ E-mail / PW

Link
Verso

Allows students to easily participate in class and supports visual learning strategies. A free app is available.

GAFE login

Link
WeVideo

Online video creation

Uses GAFE account (through Chrome)

Link
Words with Friends EDU

In this online scrabble game students learn new words as they play and build vocabulary skills in a safe environment with their classmates.

User name / PW

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.