West Shore School District provides various educational content to students in digital form. Where student accounts are necessary, the District ensures that all content selected has been reviewed by District personnel and determined to be compliant with the Children’s Online Protection and Privacy Act (COPPA). The District has agreed to use such content in a manner consistent with COPPA. Each resource, listed below, supports in-classroom instruction and is curricular in nature. Click on the name of each resource for more info on that site’s privacy policies.
Animoto* (students under 13 may not publicly share animations online)
AppsInMyPocket (incl. ABC Pocket Phonics)
Google (Drive, Sites, YouTube, Classroom, Search)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Little Bird Tales
Learning A-Z (Raz Kids)
McGraw Hill Education
PowToons * (students under 13 may not publicly share animations online)
Scholastic - note: only parents may sign up students under 13, teachers distribute class code to parent.
Words With Friends EDU
For more information about COPPA and schools, see the FAQ:
The following websites have been reviewed and explicitly require parent permission. If you are a teacher and you do not know how to arrange for parent permission, please speak with your Tech IA.
No Red Ink
Remind (parent-teacher contact only)
ReadTheory (teachers must distribute Parental Information Flyer to parents before signing up students)