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, teachers plan on using the following software that is not listed by the district. Teachers will include a link to this same information online as they will be adding additional resources throughout the year. Please check back on a regular basis:

Website/App/
Software Title
Type/Purpose Privacy Policy/ Description
Adobe Spark Graphic Design/Video Production Privacy Policy Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that help tell your own story
Animoto Video Production Privacy Policy Animoto is a video creation service that allows students to produce videos from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows.
Boomwriter Writing

Privacy
Policy

Boomwriter is a collaborative writing tool that will bring more experimentation, craftsmanship, and fun to writing instruction
ChatterKids Video/Voice Recording Privacy Policy Chatterkid is a fun, interactive app that allows you to add a mouth and voice to any picture. It limits the recording to 30 seconds, forcing students to be concise and think about their words! This is a great way to get your kids speaking and listening!
Class Dojo Positive Behavior Management Privacy Policy ClassDojo is a behavior management tool for the classroom.
Code.org Introduction to Coding Privacy Policy Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.
Codesters Coding Python Privacy Policy Codesters lets students create interactive projects in Python. Our unique drag-to-text toolkit guides students through text-based coding, while engaging them with sprites and animations.
Diigo Note Taking, Research, Annotation Privacy Policy Diigo is an online research, note taking and annotation tool. Students can read articles online, insert post-it notes to annotate the text, bookmark, highlight and easily share their notes with others. Diigo makes it possible to teach students how to effectively manage digital resources and meet reading standards.
Dreambox Math Education Privacy Policy DreamBox Learning, stylized as dreambox LEARNING, is an online software provider that focuses on mathematics education at the elementary
Dance Mat Typing Typing Practice Privacy Policy

Dance Mat Typing will help your kids learn to type – or if they can type already, it’ll help them get better and better!

Ed.VoiceThread Speaking & Listening Privacy Policy Ed.VoiceThread is a pre-K through 12th grade network where students develop the “Four Cs” that will underpin a lifetime of learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Edu.glogster Graphic Design

Privacy Policy

Glogster is an online tool that allows you to create interactive online posters, complete with text, images, graphics, audio, and videos.
Educreations Presentation Tool Privacy Policy Educreations is an exciting app that transforms your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. It records your voice, handwriting and also allows you to insert pictures to produce your own personal video lessons that you and your students can share online.
Epic Library Online Books Privacy Policy Epic! is the world's leading online children's subscription book service offering immediate, on-demand access to over 25,000 high-quality for students.
Explain Everything Presentation Tool Privacy Policy Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer.
Flipgrid Discussion Tool Privacy Policy Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for students to record verbal answers to questions and respond to peers. It is through a private teacher created link.
Genius Annotator   Privacy Policy Genius Annotator lets you add line-by-line annotations to any page on the Internet
Goo.gl URL Shortener Privacy Policy Goo.gl allows you to shorten URLs to make them easier to share using the Google URL shortener.
Kahoot Quizzes

Privacy Policy

Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, students are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment
Kami PDF Creator Privacy Policy Kami is a Chrome Extension where students can edit and create PDF files. This is helpful to annotate, study, and take notes within a PDF.
Newsela Current Events Privacy Policy Newsela is a database of current events stories tailor-made for classroom use. Indexed by broad theme (e.g. War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money), stories are both student-friendly and can be accessed in different formats by reading level. Use Newsela to differentiate nonfiction reading.
NoRedInk Writing Editing Skills Privacy Policy NoRedInk is an online program that helps students practice and master grammar and writing skills in a fun way.
Piktochart Infographics Privacy Policy Piktochart is a web-based infographic application which allows to easily create professional-grade infographics using themed templates
Powtoon Animation/Videos Privacy Policy PowToon is the world's leading, most user-friendly and most intuitive animation software. With PowToon you can create engaging, animated videos. The classroom possibilities are endless — challenge kids to write an additional scene for a book you are reading in English class, or have one character explain the water cycle to another for a science project.
Prezi Presentation Tool Privacy Policy Prezi is a presentation tool that can be used as an alternative to traditional slide making programs such as PowerPoint
Prodigy Math Practice Privacy Policy Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game for grades 1-7 that integrates Common Core math into a role-playing game using a Pokemon-style wizardry theme. As they play, question difficulty is increased or decreased depending upon their answers and facility with the skills.
Quizizz Quizzes Privacy Policy Quizizz allows you to create and play awesome multiplayer quiz games, both in class and at home
Quizlet Quizzes Privacy Policy Quizlet enables teachers and students to create, and share, digital flashcards.
RAZ-Kids Reading Fluency/Comprehension Privacy Policy RAZ-Kids is an interactive reading tool for our students to practice reading fluency and comprehension
ReadWriteThink Language Arts Privacy Policy ReadWriteThink provides educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials
Scratch Coding Privacy Policy With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations – and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively – essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Screencastify Presentations Privacy Policy ScreenCastify creates a video of the student’s screen where they can embed a webcam to simultaneously record themselves. These will be created and used for presentations across the curriculum.
SeeSaw App Digital Portfolio Privacy Policy Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document and share what they are learning at school.
Shadow Puppet Edu, Videos/Presentations Privacy Policy Shadow Puppet Edu allows students to capture learning with photos and videos of physical work, or by adding digital creations
Show Me Presentations Privacy Policy ShowMe is a global learning community - a place where anyone can learn or teach anything. Their mission is to connect great teachers and experts to students across the world.
StoryBird Writing Privacy Policy StoryBird is an online, interactive story creator where students view photos as an inspiration for Narrative writing.
Survey Monkey Data Collection Privacy Policy Survey Monkey is an online survey tool. Teach students how to design a survey, collect information, analyze data, and draw conclusions. Survey Monkey is a great tool for teaching basic statistics and research. This tool allows students to make real-world connections to abstract concepts.
Tinkercad 3D Design Privacy Policy Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone.Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home décor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!
Visible Thinking Thinking Privacy Policy Visible Thinking is a broad and flexible framework for enriching classroom learning in the content areas and fostering students' intellectual development at the same time. Key goals: Deeper understanding of content. Greater motivation for learning.
Weebly Website Creation Privacy Policy Weebly gives everyone the freedom to create a high ­quality website that works brilliantly across any device.
WeVideo Video Production Privacy Policy WeVideo is an online video creating/editing software that allows students to create videos for educational purposes

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.