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Digital Tools and Support Tools


Harford County Public Schools uses a number of contracted Essential Digital Tools and authorized Supplemental Digital Tools to deliver educational programs and services and enhance educational experiences. A digital tool is any interactive website or application (app) that requires an account with a username and password.

Essential Digital Tools

Essential digital tools are the web-based tools that HCPS has under contract for staff and student use. Our contract with the vendors requires them to protect and secure our students' data. Some essential tools are licensed for each student in the district and some are licensed for a specific content area or group of students.

Tool Description Data Privacy Policy

Canvas

Canvas is a learning management system housing curriculum and teacher-created content.

https://www.instructure.com/policies/privacy

Carnegie Mathia

 

 

ClassKick

Classkick provides teachers the ability to share content with students and see student progress in real time.

https://classkick.com/privacy-policy

Code.org

Code.org provides lessons on block-based and written code.

https://code.org/privacy

CommonLit

 

 

Creative Curriculum Cloud

Creative Curriculum Cloud provides early childhood educators access to digital curriculum.

https://teachingstrategies.com/privacy-policy/

Discovery Education

Discovery Education provides interactive content, tools, activities, and virtual field trips for students and teachers.

https://www.discoveryeducation.com/privacy-policy/

Dreambox

Dreambox is an adaptive math program designed to complement classroom instruction.

https://www.dreambox.com/privacy-policy

Equatio

Equatio is a web browser extension that provides students an equation editor, graph editor, handwriting recognition, speech input, and a screenshot reader.

https://support.texthelp.com/help/data-security-policy

Explore Learning Gizmos

Explore Learning Gizmos provides access to virtual math and science simulations.

https://gizmos.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=Controller.dspPrivacy

FEV Tutor

 

 

First in Math

First in Math provides individualized math practice in facts, procedural skills, and problem-solving.

https://explore.firstinmath.com/privacy

Gale (Cengage)

Gale is a library media database.

https://www.gale.com/privacy/statement

Generation Genius

Generation Genius is a comprehensive set of standards-aligned science videos and accompanying lessons.

https://www.generationgenius.com/privacy/

HMH Collections

HMH Collections provides access to online interactive text and tools.

https://www.hmhco.com/prek-12-products-privacy-policy

iStation

iStation adapts and individualizes math content for students

https://www.istation.com/Legal/PrivacyStatement

IXL

IXL provides students math practice.

https://www.ixl.com/privacypolicy

Labster

Labster offers biotechnology lab simulations.

https://www.labster.com/privacy-policy/

Layered Earth

Layered Earth offers earth science simulation and curriculum.

https://store.simulationcurriculum.com/pages/privacy-policy

Legends of Learning

Legends of Learning provides games related to math and science content.

https://www.legendsoflearning.com/terms-and-conditions/privacy-policy/

Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox game where students collect and combine resources into new, useful items that enrich gameplay and help further exploration and creativity.

https://educommunity.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/360047118972-User-Privacy-and-Minecraft-Education-Edition

Naviance

Naviance helps students to discover their strengths and ensures that all paths students take after high school lead to fulfilling and meaningful careers.

https://learn.naviance.com/legal/privacy

Nearpod

Nearpod allows teachers to create interactive multimedia presentations and assessments through which student progress can be monitored.

https://nearpod.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049188592-Nearpod-Privacy-Policy

Noodle Tools

NoodleTools is a web-based research, citation, and note-taking platform.

https://www.noodletools.com/privacy/

Office 365

Office 365 includes the suite of Office products used for productivity and collaboration.

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement

OG Star Reading

OgStar Reading guides children through a series of lessons, developing skills such as phonological awareness, decoding and ultimately working towards oral reading fluency, basic handwriting, and improved spelling proficiency.

https://www.ogstarreading.com/privacy-policy

OrbitNote    

OrbitNote is a web browser extension that allows students to annotate .pdf files.

https://www.texthelp.com/google-privacy-policy/

Padlet

Padlet allows students and teachers to create and share virtual boards that are populated with multimedia content

https://legal.padlet.com/privacy

Pebble Go

PebbleGo is an online database containing informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.

https://www.pebblego.com/privacy-policy

Pivot Interactives

Pivot Interactives is a web-based platform with interactive videos of real experiments and data.

https://www.pivotinteractives.com/privacy-policy

ProQuest

ProQuest is a library media database including Sirs Discoverer, Sirs Issues Researcher, and Culturegrams.

https://about.proquest.com/en/about/privacy-policy/

Read and Write Tool

Read and Write is a web browser extension that provides text to speech, text and picture dictionaries, and speech to text dictation.

https://www.texthelp.com/google-privacy-policy/

Savvas (Pearson)

Savvas provides curriculum and interactive mathematics content for students and teachers.

https://www.savvas.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZ19q

Scholastic Go

Scholastic Go provides nonfiction articles with a read aloud option for students.

https://educationsolutions.scholastic.com/privacypolicy.html

Sora by Overdrive

Sora allows students to check out ebooks and audiobooks from the Harford County Public Library.

https://company.cdn.overdrive.com/policies/privacy-policy.htm

Teach Town

TeachTown’s education solutions are research-based curricula designed exclusively for students with moderate to severe disabilities.

https://web.teachtown.com/privacy-policy/

ThingLink

ThingLink allows creation of interactive images including multimedia content.

https://www.thinglink.com/privacy

TurnItIn

TurnItIn is a plagiarism checker service for teachers.

 

https://help.turnitin.com/Privacy_and_Security/Privacy_and_Security.htm

Virtual Job Shadow

Virtual Job Shadow empowers individuals to discover, plan, and pursue their dreams with their unique video-based career planning platform.

https://virtualjobshadow.com/resources/policy/

World Book Online

World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/subscribe/Help?id=privacy.html

Supplemental Digital Tools

Supplemental tools are those free tools that HCPS authorizes to be used as supplementary (non-essential) enrichments to students’ educational experience.

A tool is authorized if it complies with federal and state standards for protecting students’ data privacy and security.

Tool Description Data Privacy

Book Creator

Book Creator is a digital book-making tool where students can create books and share them to a class library.

https://bookcreator.com/privacy-policy/

Canva

Canvas is a web-based graphic design tool.

https://www.canva.com/policies/privacy-policy/

Classcraft

Classcraft uses gaming principles to re-imagine students’ learning experiences and empowers them to reach their full potential.

https://www.classcraft.com/privacy-policy/

Desmos

Desmos is a suite of math tools including a graphing calculator.  Teachers can create graphs and equations for student to solve

https://www.desmos.com/privacy

Edulastic

Edulastic allows teachers to create interactive formative assessments. 

https://edulastic.com/privacy-policy/

EPIC

Epic is a digital library providing students access to a variety of texts, which the teacher can customize into collections.

https://www.getepic.com/privacy

FlipGrid

FlipGrid allows teachers and students to participate in audio and video discussions.

https://info.flipgrid.com/about/trust-and-safety/privacy-policy.html

Formative

Formative is an online assessment tool.  Students join via code.  Teacher can monitor progress in real time.

https://www.formative.com/legal/privacy

Geogebra

The GeoGebra platform provides a space for students to explore functions, geometry, algebra, statistics, and 3D in a dynamic way. 

https://www.geogebra.org/privacy

Google Earth

Google Earth allows students to see areal or street views of any location in the world.

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Google Maps

Google Maps is an interactive navigation tool

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Mentimeter

Mentimeter is a polling, quiz, and presentation tool that allows teachers to formatively assess students in real time

https://www.mentimeter.com/privacy

NewsELA

Newsela is an online news-as-literacy platform that features high-interest leveled articles with accompanying quizzes and writing prompts.

https://newsela.com/pagesprivacy-policy/

No Red Ink

No Red Ink is a web-based language learning platform.  It provides grammar and mechanics lessons. It also provides writing and composition support, where students can submit writing samples to be reviewed by their peers and teachers. 

https://www.noredink.com/privacy

Parlay

Parlay is an instructional technology platform that makes it easy for teachers to facilitate, measure, and assess student-driven discussions – in person and online.

https://parlayideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Parlay-Ideas-Privacy-Policy-2022.pdf

Phet

PhET Interactive Simulations is a large collection of virtual experiments, demonstrations, and visualizations for dozens of math and science topics

https://phet.colorado.edu/about/software-agreement_v7.htm

Reading A-Z

Reading A-Z provides a leveled reading library for students.

https://lazcommunity.force.com/knowledgebase/s/article/Privacy

Quizizz

Quizizz is an interactive assessment tool.

https://quizizz.com/privacy

Scratch

Scratch is a web-based coding option for students.

https://scratch.mit.edu/privacy_policy

Smore

Smore allows for design of newsletters, infographics, and flyers.

https://www.smore.com/b14q-privacy-policy

Storyboard That

Students can create plot diagrams, graphic novels, character maps, timelines, comics, and more.

https://www.storyboardthat.com/about/privacy

WeVideo

WeVideo is a cloud-based video creation site that lets students create, edit, and share video content.

https://www.wevideo.com/privacy