Content Specific Tools

Updated: July 11, 2018


This page provides a listing of many approved web-based tools that have been approved for content specific use. When a request is made for an online tool that requires setting up student accounts, or when a teacher creates an account and uses an online tool with students, the terms of use and privacy information must be carefully examined to ensure compliance with the CCPS Student Data Privacy Policy, Regulations and Guidelines in order to protect the privacy and safety of our students. This process protects not only our students, but also our staff  to ensure that they know how to safely use an approved tool.  For additional information about privacy concerns and Web 2.0 learning environments, please click here. If there is a tool that is not on the list that you would like to submit for review, you may use the Technology Request Center to enter a request.

The list will be updated as tools are approved to reflect the current status of many content-specific web-based tools, software, and websites. The top portion of the chart shows what resources have been reviewed with additional information as to how to safely use the tool. Staff is expected to read the short description and the recommended guidelines and comply with any requirements before using a tool.  Prior to beginning any classroom projects that incorporate web based tools, you may need to obtain parent permission (see below) and explain to parents how the online tool will be used in class.  Here is a sample letter than can be edited for your own needs:  CCPS Online Resources letter

Link to List of Approved Tools by Content Area

The link opens a spreadsheet which can be searched. You can also use the filters on the top row to select criteria to narrow your results, such as tools that are approved for a specific content area, or for an age range, etc. Over time, we will be adding additional details about each tool, such as the date it was approved and links to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy information.

The spreadsheet of reviewed tools include the following information in the header row:

Digital Tool The name of the tool
Under 13; Over 13; Staff There will be an X under each category if the tool is approved for that group
Content Area The content area for which the tool is approved. To expedite your search, use the filter in the top row to select a content area.
Parent Permission Required

if permission is  required for all student users

Under 13 age at which parent permission is required

Content May Be Used for a Grade If Yes, teachers may affix a grade to content created by students within the tool or grade student content created by the tool. Teachers should retain the graded digital files.
If No, teachers are not to grade any student content created within the tool unless they are able to retain a copy of the graded work to produce to justify the grade, or unless the content is used as a supporting artifact in conjunction with a scoring tool or rubric.
Account Requirements Information to comply with when creating accounts
Terms of Service; Privacy Policy Links to the tools published terms and policies, used to determine if a tool meets the CCPS Student Data Privacy Policy requirements.
Date Reviewed Date the tool was last reviewed and approved
Description/Link of Web-based Tool A description of the tool and any other pertinent information