WCSD Approved Digital Learning Tools

ASL Dictionary Sign Language  

Description: ASL Dictionary Sign Language app assists students in learning sign language. These students have a hearing impairment and have to use other means for communication.  Usage Restriction: No student PII entered

123s ABCs Preschool Learn HWOTP Kids Handwriting   Curriculum Related

Description: Handwriting practice for students to learn to write numbers and letters. Usage Restriction: None

Adobe Spark Free   Blogging,Presentations and Projects

Adobe Spark Premium Features   Blogging,Presentations and Projects

Art of Glow   Creating Technology Products

Description: Art of Glow is a fun, relaxing, and easy way to create a variety of glow artworks. Usage Restriction: None

ASL Kids   Curriculum Related

Description: ASL Kids is a website with resources that helps students learn American Sign Language. Usage Restriction: None

Audacity   Creating Technology Products

Description: Audacity is an audio editng software. Usage Restriction: Do not enter Student PII

Autodesk Pixlr app   Creating Technology Products

Description:
Pixlr is a cloud-based set of image tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors, a screen grabber browser extension, and a photo sharing service. The suite was intended for non-professionals, however the apps range from simple to advanced photo editing.

Bob Books #2 – Reading Magic HD  

Description: Bobs Reading Magic app has books online for students to read. Usage Restriction: Do not enter student PII.  Do not let students access third party links.

Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words  

Description:  Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words app assists students with disabilities begin to learn sight words at the lower reading levels. This also assist them in learning how to spell words that are not able to be sounded out phonetically. Usage Restriction: None

Calculator Pro+ for iPad   Curriculum Related

Description: Calculator for iPad. Usage Restriction: Use without student accounts

Co:Writer iPad App   Curriculum Related

Description:  Co:Writer Universal is a set of writing tools that aides with phonetic spelling, grammar, and topic-related vocabulary. Co:Writer allows you adjust speech and display options. It will also allow you to supply topic specific vocabulary as well as personal words like family and pet names. Usage Restriction: None

codeSpark Academy   Coding/Computer Science

Cue by Wonder Workshop IOS App   Coding/Computer Science

Description: Suite of apps to use with Wonder Workshop robot - Cue. Usage Restriction: None

Desmos   Presentations and Projects,Visualization of Learning/Virtual/Augmented/Immersive

Desmos Graphing Calculator   Visualization of Learning/Virtual/Augmented/Immersive

Diigo Standard   Social Bookmarking/Curating

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DoInk Greenscreen   Creating Technology Products,Use of Video in the Classroom

Description: Students use this app with a greenscreen to create videos with other images as backgrounds. For example, students stand infront of a greenscreen but on the video it will show an image of the rainforest. Usage Restriction: None

Edgenuity MyPath  

Description: MyPath with Edgenuity is a tier 2 intervention for Math and English concept recovery. Usage Restriction: None

Edublogs Free Version   Blogging

Edublogs Pro   Blogging

Description:

Educreations Basic   Creating Technology Products

Educreations Pro Classroom   Creating Technology Products

Educreations Pro School   Creating Technology Products

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Flipgrid Classroom   Use of Video in the Classroom,Formative Assessment Tools

Free Talking Calculator by Roundhouse Software LLC   Curriculum Related

Description: Talking Calculator is a basic four-function calculator that speaks mathematical functions as they are entered and calculated. This is a great learning tool for young students or can be used by anyone who has difficulty speaking. Usage Restriction: None

Go Math  

Description: Online app that support the Go Math program by Hougton Mifflin Harcourt for differentiating instruction for students.  STEM content help connect students in the classroom to real life.  Usage Restriction: None

Google Expeditions   Visualization of Learning/Virtual/Augmented/Immersive

Google Made with Code   Coding/Computer Science

HP Reveal (Aurasma)   Visualization of Learning/Virtual/Augmented/Immersive

Description: HP Reveal (Aurasma) is a mobile application designed for augmented reality. Aurasma overlays video, audio, or other files over a trigger image. With a smartphone or camera-abled tablet, images are brought to virtual life through advanced image recognition and media overlays.  Usage Restriction: Teacher Use Only.

Khan Academy   Curriculum Related

Description: Khan Academy provides free personalized learning for students in math as well as other subjects. Math MAP scores may be used to further pinpoint areas of need. Students may use the resources on Khan Academy without and account. However, teachers may set up and manage accounts for their classes. 

Learning A-Z  

Description: Learning A-Z is the parent company of a suite of apps including: Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Raz-Plus, Headsprout, Science A-Z, Writing A-Z, Vocabulary A-Z, and ELL Edition. Usage Restriction: None

MackinVIA iPad App  

Description: MackinVIA™ is a program that makes it easy to access your schools digital resources. You can use MackinVIA on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device with Internet access. Usage Restriction: None

Master Agreement for DreamBox Learning  

Description: This Master Agreement between WCSD and DreamBox enables schools to purchase DreamBox following purchasing protocals.  Usage Restriction: None

Microsoft Excel   Data Logging

Microsoft Minecraft Education Edition   Presentations and Projects

Microsoft OneNote/Class Notebook   Collaborative Tools/Spaces,Creating Technology Products

Microsoft SharePoint   Class Websites,Cloud Storage and Sharing

Microsoft Sway   Creating Technology Products,Presentations and Projects

Microsoft Teams   Collaborative Tools/Spaces,Synchronous Communication/Video-Conferencing

Microsoft TouchDevelop   Coding/Computer Science

Microsoft Word   Creating Technology Products

Modular Robots - suite of Cubelet apps   Coding/Computer Science

Description: Modular Robots are the suite of apps used with Cubelets. Usage Restriction: None.

Money Pieces by MLS  

Description: Money Pieces help students visualize and understand money values and relationships. Two versions of coins and bills are provided: virtual currency pieces that replicate the appearance and relative size of U.S. coins and the dollar bill, and area money pieces. Usage Restriction: None

Music Theory  

Description: Free web-based, interactive Music Theory instructor and practice tool.  Creates and guides Music Theory learning in a fun and interactive way. Teacher can assign exercises for students to practice. The site scores the exercises for feedback. Usage Restriction: Do not let students access third party links.

Nearpod Free Silver Version   Interactive Presentations

Nearpod Gold Version   Interactive Presentations

Description:
Nearpod is an easy-to-use lesson builder for teachers to assemble lessons and distribute them to student devices. Teachers can get real-time feedback from students and post-session reports on comprehension. 

Nearpod Platinum Version   Interactive Presentations

NWEA Testing   Curriculum Related,Formative Assessment Tools

Description: WCSD adopted assessment platform. Usage Restriction: None

Ozobot- OzoBlockly   Coding/Computer Science

Description: Students use OzoBlockly app to code the Ozobots. Usage Restriction: None

Pencil Code   Coding/Computer Science

Description: Pencil Code is a collaborative programming site for drawing art, playing music, and creating games. It is also a place to experiment with mathematical functions, geometry, graphing, webpages, simulations, and algorithms. Usage Restriction: None

Pixton Comic Maker   Creating Technology Products

Description: Use Pixton Comic Maker to create comics for content area topics that align to the Common Core Standards in the classroom.  Usage Restriction: Teacher creates account.  Students use join code.

Promethean Activcast  

Description: Activcast is a mirroring tool for students and teachers to share their screens on the ActivPanel. Usage Restriction: None

Renaissance - Accerlated Reader  

Description: Renaissance is the parent company of Accelerated Reader. Usage Restriction: None

Santillana - Yabisi & En Español  

Description: Online materials/resources to accompany textbook series Usage Restriction: None

Scratch   Coding/Computer Science

Description: Scratch is a fun, interactive program that ignites creativity in young people and gives them the tools to explore computational ideas. They can produce stories, animations, games, simulations, or interactive art projects this way.  Scratch is a visual programming language and online community targeted primarily at children. Using Scratch, users can create online projects and make them into anything by coding with simple blocks. Usage Restriction: Teachers need to request a verified educator account (this is different from a regular Scratch account). No student accounts created.

ScratchJr   Coding/Computer Science

Description: ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.  Usage Restriction: None

Sensory Magma   Classroom Management/Family Communication

Description: Senrory Magma is a calming and relaxing visual app for students with special needs. Usage Restriction: None

SketchUp Free   Creating Technology Products

Description: SketchUp, formerly Google Sketchup, is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. Usage Restriction: Teacher Use Only

SketchUp Pro Student Version   Creating Technology Products

Description:SketchUp, formerly Google Sketchup, is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. Usage Restriction: Student must be 13 or older and in high school.

Soundtrap Basic Free Version   Creating Technology Products

Description: Soundtrap provides a cloud-based audio recording platform that enables users to collaborate and create music and audio. Its platform allows users to start, edit, collaborate, publish, and promote music. The companys platform works on Mac, Windows, iPads, Android tablets and phones, Linux, and ChromeBooks.  Usage Restriction: None

Stop Motion Studio  

Description: Students are able to make stopmotion movies as projects to show off what they have learned in various content areas. Usage Restriction: None

Teams connector - Calendar BOT   Classroom Management/Family Communication

Teams Connector - PowerApps   Coding/Computer Science

Teams Connector - Website  

Description:
Allows teachers to insert a website as a link in a Team for ease of access.

TED-Ed   Use of Video in the Classroom

Description: TED-Ed is collection of short video talks around a variety of subjects. Usage Restriction: Teacher Use Only

TestNav  

Description: TesNav is used as part of AimsWeb Plus for monitoring students reading progress. Usage Restriction: None

tobii dynavox compass  

Description: Compass is an AAC software solution that offers a full-breadth of pre-stored communication, built-in supports and many other tools for communication and support. This is a communication digital tool for students with a disability. Usage Restriction: This Tool is approved for use ONLY with written authorization by the Special Education Department.  Informed parent consent must be obtained before use by students using form https://wcsdpolicy.net/pdf_files/forms/7627_AF-Digital_Tools_Consent-v2.pdf

TouchChat  

Description: TouchChat is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a persons ability to use natural speech. Usage Restriction: Do not enter student PII or create student accounts.

TouchChat HD-AAC  

Description: TouchChat is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a persons ability to use natural speech. Usage Restriction: Do not enter student PII or create students accounts.

Turnitin   Curriculum Related

Description: Turnitin is the District provided Plagiarism checker for grades 6-12.  Usage Restriction: None

Twitter   Social Networks

Description: Twitter is a free social networking microblogging service that allows registered members to broadcast short posts called tweets. Twitter members can broadcast tweets and follow other users tweets by using multiple platforms and devices. Usage Restriction: Teacher Use Only.

Vernier Video Physics  

Description: Vernier Video Phyics allows students to analyze videos that they take with the ipad to determine position, velocity, and acceleration.  Usage Restriction: None

Vista Higher Learning   Curriculum Related

Description: Online materials and resources to accompany textbook. Usage Restriction: None

VLC  

Description: VLC software is a cross-platform multimedia player. Usage Restriction: No student accounts created.

Voki Level 2   Creating Technology Products

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Whooos Reading  

This tool is not approved for use in WCSD.

Wonder Workshop Blockly IOS App   Coding/Computer Science

Description: Code Wonder Workshop robots - Dot and Dash - with block coding app. Usage Restriction: None

Wordle   Presentations and Projects

Zimmer Twins Free Version   Creating Technology Products,Use of Video in the Classroom

Zimmer Twins VIP   Creating Technology Products,Use of Video in the Classroom