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. This list of approved sites is updated regularly, so be sure to check back often for new websites and apps.

Teachers Please Note

Resources listed below may operate on a freemium business model and require a paid subscription for advanced features that the district hasn't currently purchased. In addition the Technology and Media Department may not support issues that arise.

99 Math - If using student accounts, must use Google Button to sign-up/login

ABC Mouse

ABCya

Actively Learn

Adapted Mind

Animoto - students under 13 may not publicly share animations online

AppInventor

AppsInMyPocket (incl. ABC Pocket Phonics)

Artsonia - teachers must receive parent permission to POST student art (sample form)

Benchmark Universe

Blabberize

Boom Cards - teachers should use student first name and last name first initial ONLY for accounts 

Blooket- If using student accounts, must use Google Button to sign-up/login

BrainPop

Brainzy

Bubbl.us 

CK-12

Canva

Chesskid

Classkick - teachers use Schoology & Seesaw; this is not a district-supported product

Class Dojo - teachers use Schoology & Seesaw; this is not a district-supported product

Clever

Code.org

CodeHS

CodeSpark Academy

Common Lit & Common Lit 360

Discovery Education

duolingo for Schools - teachers can utilize the "for Schools" version in their classes

Gooru

Edmentum

EdPuzzle

Edublogs 

EduCreations 

Edulastic - GoGuardian Teacher/Director/Admin

Epic

EverFi

Evernote

Explore Learning (Reflex Math, Gizmos, Frax, Science4Us)

FlipGrid 

Figma

Fluency and Fitness - Teachers must make accounts for their students.

Freerice 

FusFoo

Gamestar Mechanic

Gimkit

GoGuardian - see Edulastic

Google Workspace - Drive, Sites, YouTube, Classroom, Search, and other Additional GSuite Applications 

GooseChase - teachers must create generic accounts for students under 13 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

iCivics

Kami Annotation - students and teachers should use their district issued Google BZ Account for account creation

Kahoot - students and teachers should use their district issued Google BZ Account for account creation

KeyScore

Khan Academy

KidBlog

Little Bird Tales

Learning A-Z (Raz Kids)

LearnZillion

LetterLand

Lyrics2Learn

Kaizena 

Kodable

Math Fact Lab - Teachers must make accounts for their students and provide join codes.

Mathigon- Teachers sign-in with district Google Account and have students join via a class code under teacher dashboard.

McGraw Hill Education

Mixbook

MobyMax

N2Y

Nearpod

Newsela

Padlet

Pearson Education

Pear Deck - teachers should use Nearpod Premium Plus instead of Pear Deck

Penjee

Piktochart

Pixton

Plickers

Popplet

PowerMyLearning

PowerSchool

PowToons - students under 13 may not publicly share animations online

Prodigy 

Quill 

Quizlet

Reading Bear

Readworks

Renaissance Learning- (Renaissance Accelerated Reader®, Renaissance Star 360®, myON®, myIGDIs®, Schoolzilla®, Lalilo®, or Freckle®) - teachers may use these products with students with the understanding that they are not district-supported for purchase or IT troubleshooting

Shapr3D - May be used with students in grades 9-12

Scholastic - parents ONLY may sign up students under 13, teachers distribute class code to parent

School21

Scratch

Screencastify

Seesaw

Skoolbo

Socrative

Soundtrap - the District does not pay for this product; teachers may opt to use the free trial

Sphero 

SpicyNodes

Starfall

Storybird

StoryJumper

Sumdog

Swipe Solutions

TinkerCAD / Project Ignite 

Titan

Tween Tribune

TypingTraining

VoiceThread

Voyager Sopris

Weebly - Use https://education.weebly.com/ - students under 13 must have written parent permission on file with the teacher 

WeVideo

Whiteboard.chatstudents and teachers should use their district issued Google BZ Account for account creation

Words With Friends EDU

Wordwall.net - students should enter first name last initial only

WorkBench EDU by Google 

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

Flangoo

Insert Learning

No Red Ink

Remind

ReadTheory 

TouchCast



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