District Approved Web 2.0 Applications

     Our district  uses many valuable online tools to further our curricular goals. To use some of these online tools, student accounts must be created. Because some students  are under 13, it is necessary that we obtain parental permission so that students  can use these accounts. Below is a list of online resources that will be used in our district which require student account creation. The URL for both the website and its Terms of Service can be found with the name of the tool. If the field has "NO*", the online tool may not be used with the student until parent permission is received. 

     In order to use an approved Web 2.0 tool, staff members must agree to comply with all of the following requirements:

• The Web 2.0 tool must be used to support instructional outcomes.

• For Web 2.0 tools requiring staff members to create accounts:

 o Staff must use their district email account when email information is required.

 o Staff members will create a login identity and password that is not used for personal accounts.

 o For auditing purposes required by the Web 2.0 Administrative Procedure, staff members must give login and password information to building principal or designee.

• For Web 2.0 tools requiring students to create accounts:

 o Parental approval is needed if the field below has NO* (see Annual Web 2.0 Applications Consent).

 o Students will register using a personal email account if email information is required.

 o It is recommended that privacy settings are as strict as possible unless the educational purpose determines less restriction is necessary.

• Staff members must monitor use of a Web 2.0 tool to ensure appropriate use by students.

     Each Web 2.0 tool is approved/not approved by level: elementary, middle school, and high school. It is the staff member’s responsibility to check for changes/updates to this list prior to implementing a Web 2.0 tool in the classroom as privacy policies and services are subject to change.

 

The following Web 2.0 tools are NOT approved for student use in the District 

• Facebook is NOT an approved site

• Instagram is NOT an approved site

NO* - Means may be used at the grade level with Parent Permission

 
Approved Web 2.0 Tools  
Application Description Permission Required Elem Middle  High Privacy Policy
             
Animoto Turn photos, video clips, and music into video YES NO* NO* YES http://animoto.com/legal/terms
Bitstrips  Instant comics starring you and your friends YES NO* NO* YES http://company.bitstrips.com/privacy.html
Blabberize Application that allows students to speak through a picture. Students can manipulate the picture to say what they want it to say. YES NO* NO* YES http://blabberize.com/tos
Blogger    Online Blogging by GoogleYES NO*NO*YES https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/?hl=en
Bookshare Application that ensures that all individuals with print disabilities have equal and timely access to print materials. YES NO* NO* NO* https://www.bookshare.org/about/privacy
CanvaCreate Beautiful Designs and documentsYESNO*NO*YES https://about.canva.com/privacy-policy/
Canvas Learning Management System NO YES YES YES http://www.canvaslms.com/B/policies/privacy-policyspp
CartoDBMapping World DataNO YES YES YES https://cartodb.com/privacy/
Celly Application that provides a safe, private communication network.  YES NO* NO* NO* https://cel.ly/privacy  
Class Dojo Tracking system that allows teachers to collect and share student behavior data with parents YES NO* NO* YES http://www.classdojo.com/privacy spp
CodeComputer Science and Programming websiteNO YES YES YES https://code.org/privacyprivacypledge
CoogleOnline Sharing of Complex dataYESYESYESNOhttps://coggle.it/privacy
Common Sense Media Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life NO YES YES YES Click here.
Coursera Platform to offer online courses NO NO NO YES https://www.coursera.org/about/privacy 
Diigo a social bookmarking tool that enables you to search, bookmark, organize, archive, share, discuss, and annotate materials on the web. NO YES YES YES https://www.diigo.com/privacy 
Dipity online timeline creator that allows you to create, view, and share timelines in several different ways YES NO* NO* YES http://www.dipity.com/privacy 
Discovery Education Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts YES NO* NO* YES http://corporate.discovery.com/privacy-policy/#children 
Dropbox Dropbox provides storage space and allows you to get it from your computers, phones, or tablets. Edit docs, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere. NO NO NO YES https://www.dropbox.com/privacy#terms 
EasyBib Bibliography and citation maker YES NO* NO* YES http://www.easybib.com/company/privacy  
Edmodo Secure social learning network for education YES NO* NO* NO* https://lmtsd.edmodo.com/corporate/privacy-policy spp
EdpuzzleEngaging Students using VideoYESNO* NO* YEShttps://edpuzzle.com/privacy spp
EduBlogs      Educational Blogging websiteYES   NO*NO*YES https://edublogs.org/privacy-policy  
Educannon an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. YES NO* NO* YES https://www.educanon.com/terms 
Evernote On-line notebooks to capture and store many types of media YES NO* NO* YES https://evernote.com/legal/tos.php 
Face to FaithOnline Learning CommunityYESNO* NO*YEShttps://www.facetofaithonline.org/content/privacy-policy 
Follett Library Management System YES  NO* NO* YES Click here.spp
FreesoundOnline Sound filesYESNO*NO*YEShttps://freesound.org/help/tos_web/
Glogster EDU Create interactive posters and class projects YES NO* NO* YES http://edu.glogster.com/terms-of-use 
GoAnimate GoAnimate's mission is to enable businesses, schools, and individuals to make videos — quickly and easily. YES NO* NO* YES http://goanimate.com/privacy 
Gobstopper (Curriculet) Gobstopper is an ereading application that also promotes ongoing feedback between teachers and kids YES  NO* NO* YES http://www.curriculet.com/blog/privacy-policy/ 
Google for Education  Secure social learning network for education. District Hosted Site. NOTE: District staff MUST use district account. YES NO* NO* YES https://support.google.com/a/answer/139019?hl=en spp
Holt Online Science & Social Studies Textbook Online textbooks for Science and Social Studies YES NO* NO* YES http://www.hmhco.com/common/privacy-policy#AL28
InstagrokInteractive Concept MappingYES NO*NO*YES https://www.instagrok.com/privacy.html 
Khan Academy Students with an account can utilize a diagnostic test that points students toward targeted math supports.   YES NO* NO* YES https://www.khanacademy.org/about/tos spp
KidBlog Kid-friendly interactive blogging tool YES NO* NO* NO* http://kidblog.org/home/terms-of-service/ 
Knowmia Create interactive presentations and videos and share them with others. YES NO* NO* YES http://www.knowmia.com/terms 
Learning Express LibraryOnline Learning LibraryYES NO*NO* YES CLICK HERE
Museum Box Tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. Only Teachers can register for an E2BN ID account; student accounts are created by Teachers via the Adminstration system.
NO YES YES YES Click here.
Naviance College and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. NO NO NO* YES http://www.naviance.com/legal/privacy 
Nearpod platform to enhance the learning process both in the classroom and in distance learning.  YES NO* NO* YES http://blog.nearpod.com/terms-conditions/ 
NewselaOnline Current EventsYESNO*NO*YES https://newsela.com/pages/privacy-policy/
Padlet On-line interactive notice board maker YES NO* NO* YES http://jn.padlet.com/article/33-terms-of-service
PBS -Webonauts The Webonauts Internet Academy empowers kids to make responsible and respectful decisions in their online interactions.Taking on the role of a Webonaut, kids explore a series of missions that teach key issues of web safety and digital citizenship YES NO* NO* YES http://pbskids.org/privacy/ 
Poll Everywhere Engage your audience or class anywhere in real time YES NO* NO* YES http://www.polleverywhere.com/privacy-policy 
Popplet Capturing and organizing ideas NO NO NO YES http://popplet.com/terms/
Prezi Prezi is cloud-based presentation tool which allows you to present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips. YES NO NO* NO* http://prezi.com/privacy-policy/ 
Quia Create educational games, quizzes and surveys.  YES YES YES YES http://www.quia.com/web/terms_of_service.html 
Quizlet Flash card generator YES NO* NO* YES http://quizlet.com/privacy 
Raz KidsLeveled Reading Resources YESNO* NO* YEShttp://help.learninga-z.com/customer/portal/articles/1649236-privacy
Read 180 A comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development proven to raise reading achievement for struggling readers in grades 4—12+. YES NO* NO* YES http://www.scholastic.com/privacy.htm#kidsprivacy
Reading WondersOnline Reading ResourcesYESNO*NO*YES http://www.mheducation.com/terms-use
Remind 101 Connect with students and stay in touch with parents YES NO* NO* NO* https://www.remind.com/terms-of-service 
Safari Montage Video on Demand/ Digital Media Distribution  District Hosted site NO YES YES YES  
Scratch program your own interactive stories, games, and animations YES NO* NO* YES http://scratch.mit.edu/privacy_policy/ 
ShowMe Voice-Over whiteboard tutorials to share on-line YES NO* NO* YES http://www.showme.com/privacy 
Shutterfly Personalized Photo services and storage NO NO NO YES http://shutterfly-inc.com/terms.html spp
SmartMusic Smart Music is Focused Practice. Instant Feedback. Documented Progress. To improve students music skills

YES NO* NO* YES http://tiny.cc/1417kx
Socrative Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. YES NO* NO* YES http://www.socrative.com/terms 
Spelling City A program where students can practice spelling words YES NO* NO* YES http://www.coppa.org/comply.htm 
Story Bird Interactive book writing tool YES NO* NO* NO* https://storybird.com/terms-of-service/ 
Study Island
Data-Driven Standards Mastery program
NO
YES
YESYES
http://www.edmentum.com/privacy-policy 
Subtext Subtext is an iOS app that brings reading to the digital world where today's students live, play, and learn. When educators embed questions, discussion prompts, polls, videos, and web links in digital text, students begin to read closely and with purpose. YES NO* NO* YES https://www.subtext.com/privacy-policy 
SwayInteractive Reports, Presentations and stories YESNO*NO* YES https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security
Symboloo Personal startpage that allows you to easily navigate the web and compile your favorite site all in to one visual interface. YES NO* NO* NO* http://en.support.symbaloo.com/tos 
Tagxedo Explore words in a visual way. Its simple format makes it a great place to turn for fun virtual flash card creation, text analysis, or just playing around with words. NO YES YES YES http://www.tagxedo.com/privacy.html 
TEDOnline Stories and PresentationsYESNO*NO*YEShttps://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/privacy-policy
Think Central All-in-one learning that provides access to digital books, activities, readers, and more. YES NO* NO* YES http://www.hmhco.com/common/privacy-policy#AL28 
TikiToki * Web-based timeline creator NO YES YES YES http://www.tiki-toki.com/termsandconditions 
Turn It In Plagiarism Checking site. Cost for this web 2.0 site is paid by individual schools. NO NO NO YES Click here.spp
Tellagami Combines photos, voice, character customization and personality to create animation on a mobile platform NO NO NO YES https://tellagami.com/terms/#privacy 
TuvaLabsOnline Data SetsYESNO*NO* NO*https://tuvalabs.com/privacy/
Vocabulary Helps students master vocabulary online YES NO* NO* YES http://www.vocabulary.com/privacy/
Voice Thread Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. YES NO* NO* YES https://voicethread.com/termsofuse/ spp
Voki Creation of customized speaking characters NO NO* NO* YES http://www.voki.com/terms_of_service.php 
WeVideoCloud Video CreationYESNO* NO*YES https://www.wevideo.com/terms-of-use
Wikispaces On-line collaboration tool YES NO* NO* YES http://www.wikispaces.com/Terms 
Wordle Create word clouds from text you provide NO YES YES YES http://www.wordle.net/faq#license 
Xtramath Helps students transition from counting or calculating the basic math facts to recalling them NO YES YES YES https://xtramath.org/home/privacy 
Youngzine Online Current Events YES NO* NO* YES http://www.youngzine.org/page/privacy-policy
You Tube Discover, watch and share originally-created videos YES NO NO NO* https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms 
Last Modified on September 13, 2016
CLOSE