Approved Online Educational Resources

Educational Websites

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.

ABC Mouse

ABCya

Actively Learn

Adapted Mind

Animoto* (students under 13 may not publicly share animations online)

AppInventor

AppsInMyPocket (incl. ABC Pocket Phonics)

Benchmark Universe

Blabberize

BrainPop

Brainzy

CK-12

Class Dojo

Code.org

CodeHS

CodeSpark Academy

Gooru

Discovery Education

Edmentum

EdPuzzle

EduCreations

Epic

EverFi

Evernote

FusFoo

Gamestar Mechanic

Google (Drive, Sites, YouTube, Classroom, Search)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Khan Academy

KidBlog

Little Bird Tales

Learning A-Z (Raz Kids)

LearnZillion

Lyrics2Learn

Kodable

McGraw Hill Education

Mixbook

MobyMax

N2Y

Nearpod

Newsela

Padlet

Pearson Education

Penjee

Piktochart

Plickers

Popplet

PowerMyLearning

PowerSchool

PowToons * (students under 13 may not publicly share animations online)

Quizlet

Reading Bear

Readworks

Reflex Math

Scholastic - note: only parents may sign up students under 13, teachers distribute class code to parent.

School21

Scratch

Screencastify

Seesaw

Skoolbo

Socrative

SpicyNodes

Starfall

Storybird

StoryJumper

Sumdog

Tween Tribune

TypingTraining

VoiceThread

Voyager Sopris

WeVideo

WikiSpaces

Words With Friends EDU

XtraMath


COPPA

For more information about COPPA and schools, see the FAQ:

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions#Schools


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.

Edmodo

No Red Ink

Remind (parent-teacher contact only)

ReadTheory (teachers must distribute Parental Information Flyer to parents before signing up students)

TouchCast



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