Updated: April 10, 2018
If you have not visited this page for several months, you will notice that the previous listing of approved tools are no longer visible on this page. Instead, use the Link to the List of Approved General Tools below. It is hoped this format will make it easier to access the information.
Note: We are still in the process of adding recently approved tools to the spreadsheet. This should be complete by the end of April.
Link to List of Approved General Tools
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|
|Parent Permission Required||
X 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|
|Description of Tool||A description of the tool and any other pertinent information|
|Date Reviewed||Date the tool was last reviewed and approved|
The list will be updated as tools are approved to reflect the current status of many instructional web-based tools, software, and websites. The top portion of the chart show 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 Web 2.0 letter Example