Parents who do not want their child to set up an account on any of
the following sites, must notify the school in writing. Generally,
students will only set up accounts when directed to do so by their teacher or because they
find the site useful in completing a school assignment.
|| Podcast option
||For students over the age of 13.
||Make Great Videos easily
||13+ (No students under 13, unless teacher creates account)
||Research ancestry, access to primary sources (old newspapers, military records, etc.)
||Must have written permission from parents for students 18 to 13 years of age. No one under 13 may use the site.
||great website for engaging reluctant readers
||Teachers should create an educator account and class. Student accounts should be made in the teacher's class. Student usernames should be first name + first initial of last name. Individual student accounts should not be created, only as part of a class with the teacher educator account.
|| Classroom library organization
||Student accounts are not created. The teacher makes the account and then adds students. Use First name and Last initial only for student accounts.
|Animoto for Education
||Age 13+ only
Teacher must create accounts
|Brainzy.com (Paid teacher version)
||Reading and Math
||Brainstorming made simple
||Math and Geometry Games and Contests
||Graphic Design, new way made simple
||Way to encourage students to share best moments with parents
*Teachers should not display
individual student rankings to the entire class, only groups. Teachers
should use this to reward and encourage good behavior and participation
in accordance with Positive Behavior Supports.
||Students way of learning Computer Science
||An hour of Code
||Recommend parent approval
||Reading - Fiction & Non-Fiction
||Grade 5 - 12
||Computer Science step-by-step
||Any - Computer Science Student Network
|Desmos Online Graphing
||Middle & High
|Digital Passport/Common Sense Media
||Ages: Grades 3+
||Privacy Link: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/our-mission/privacy-policy
||Learning a new Language
||https://www.duolingo.com/#terms Note all work submitted may be used
or shared by DuoLingo. The terms caution users not to use DuoLingo to
translate confidential information.
|Easy Bib EDU
||EasyBib EDU is a powerful citation and research management tool
||High School only
||Great way to Track Students Learning Progress
||Add personal touch to making videos, and teachers can track students understanding
||Any age - must be Invited by their teacher to join
||Users should always click box that prohibits site from using account for marketing.
||Collaborating work with other teachers and with students
||Share video lessons, built for digital classroom
If you are a student, please
do not send any Children's Personal Information about yourself to us,
other than what we request from you when you sign up for the Service.
||Online presentation software, will create slideshows, video, and 3D presentations
||Ages K-5, Teachers create accounts for students
||collaborating with teachers and students using a video platform
Teacher must create account
|Purpose: Quizzes on different subjects. Earn free rice for hungry people around the world.
Teacher Directions: http://freerice.com/teachers
|Freckle (formerly) Front Row
||Math and ELA
||Privacy Link: https://www.renaissance.com/privacy/
||Learning to Design Video games
Under 13, teacher should create class account
||Creating multimedia Posters, Great digital storytelling
||Access Google email, apps
||Shelby Ed.org Google Apps for Education
||Group messaging, share photos- Works with any device
||13+ years of age
Teachers should have students sign a
consent form which notifies them that all text message charges are their
responsibility and affirms that they have their parent's permission for
the app to be used.
|How the Market Works
||Purpose: Understanding the Stock Market, Financial Literacy, and Math
||Grades 4 - 12
Notes: Teacher must set up student accounts. The teacher must opt out of getting solicitations and should not use their social media accounts or student email accounts when setting up their classes.
||History, Timelines, etc.
||Students under 13 must use unidentifiable usernames for accounts
be careful to opt OUT of any checkboxes which might subject them to
advertising within the program.
||All Ages but student should use pseudonyms
||Online learning what you choose and at your own pace- Math, History, Computer Science, test prep, Economics and finance, art, etc.
||May use freely if no individual student accounts are created. If
individual students accounts are wanted, then the teacher must establish
those accounts for students. (Parents may also individually authorize
their children to create accounts if they wish.)
||Safe & Simple Blogs for Students
||Any, but teacher must create the account and then add student accounts
||Learn computer coding
Teachers must create accounts for students.
||Any, provided teacher or school admin creates the accounts, not the student
||Web Browser Collaboration for sharing photos, ideas, discussions
||14 and up ONLY
Users should Opt Out of receiving emails.
Users should not use social media accounts to sign up.
||Book recommendations/ Reading
||Grades - All
||Reading taught with music
||Interactive math mini-games
||Foreign Language Skills
||Notes: Create a new account, do not use Gmail or Facebook to create an account.
|Microsoft Touch Develop
||Educational version of the original game, teaches working together and uses the game to teach history, math, art, programming, creative writing, science, music, digital citizenship
||Way to build up from the ground up on Common Core Standards
||Great way to build reading comprehension with current events
||Helping to improve grammar and writing skills
|OpenEd.com (Now ACT Academy
||Build assessments and homework for every common core
||K-12 Lessons, Games, and Quizzes
||Brainstorming corkboard collaboration tool
||Infographic creation tool
||Any, prefer 13+
||Site for creating interactive videos using their database of video clips and teacher-made questions placed throughout the video.
||6th grade and above, must be 13 years old
||Create animated videos and presentations
||This site does not allow users under the
age of 13 even for education accounts. Students should immediately Opt Out of
mailing lists in order to avoid receiving promotions via email. Students
should not use their private social media accounts to sign in. Student
work may be publicly visible.
||Great for Visual Storytelling and conversational presenting
||13+ (No students under 13, regardless of parental permission)
||Curriculum based math website for home and school use to determine students understanding in math concepts and needs presented in a standardized test format.
||Recommended for 1st-8th grade. Teacher creates the account and then students are under that account.
||Create activities, quizzes, calendars, surveys for students and get results
|Study tool that can be used for any device. Flashcards, test, study games
||All student accounts created to use with class activities should be
created as if they are under the age of 13*
||*Quizlet disables the Facebook/Twitter components on accounts for users
under 13. Teachers should have All students enter birth dates that will
indicate that the student is 12 or younger. This will require a parent
email address. Instruct students to use the teacher's Google email
address, not their parent's email address to create the account. Then
the teacher should approve each child's account.
NOT use their SCS Google account to sign up.
||Purpose: Reading Comprehension of Non-Fiction
||Grades: Elementary - Middle
||Purpose: Math Fluency
||Way to communicate with students and parents- Sending out quick reminders
Teachers should have
students sign a consent form which notifies them that all text message
charges are their responsibility and affirms that they have their
parent's permission for the app to be used.
|SAS Curriculum Pathways
||Interactive curriculum resources by grade levels, courses
||Any Age, but teachers must set up account and provide students with code. Students should use their Google Account to sign in.
||Math & ELA Personalized Learning
||Privacy: https://www.scootpad.com/about/privacy SCS MoA
|Scratch from MIT
||Program your own interactive stories, games and animations
||Document learning with online creations and portfolios
||Privacy Terms: https://web.seesaw.me/privacy
||Fun program to help with reading and math.
||Student engagement, formative assessment, student feedback
||Engage Students in Collaboration
||13+ years of age
||To combine technology skills and reading skills. Engaging students with learning games.
||Student accounts should be made that are nonidentifying
||3D design and engineering
||Must have permission from parents for students 13 and under. Educators may obtain appropriate consent.
||Typing Curriculums, Games and Test
||Students to create username and password, but do not have to use
email other other personal data to use the site.
||Collaborate on images with drawing and voice recordings.
|| All Ages but teacher must create accounts using the K-12 option.
||Privacy Terms: https://voicethread.com/howto/student-privacy-pledge/
||Managing classes and lessons
||13+ years of age
|Great way to keep parents up-to-date; accept homework assignments online
*Accounts for students under 13 must be created by the teacher, not the
student. All student websites, regardless of age, but must be created on
education.weebly site, not the general Weebly site which incorporates
be for students. Teachers must maintain their websites on our blog
server or other Shelby Ed server approved by the Tech. Department.