Dear Parents,

 

Fairfax County Public Schools uses a variety of resources to support student learning. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent according to their terms of service and/or privacy policy. FCPS takes your child’s privacy and security very seriously, and follows the guidelines set forth by federal legislation.[1] The tools listed below have been thoroughly reviewed and approved for use in FCPS

 

Where possible, students are encouraged to use their FCPS Google account when logging in and creating an account for these resources. This will help to minimize the collection of additional student data, while making the login process more efficient.

 

 

 

Tool

Purpose

Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Actively Learn

Teachers assign texts to students so that they can read, annotate, and interact around texts at their levels.

https://www.activelylearn.com/terms

 

https://www.activelylearn.com/privacy

 

Test Teach

Students access interactive lessons online, created by their teacher

https://www.tes.com/us/terms-and-conditions

 

https://www.tes.com/us/privacy-policy

Bookcreator

Students create their own ebooks on an iPad or in a web-browser.

https://bookcreator.com/terms-of-service

 

https://bookcreator.com/privacy-policy

National Archives

Students tag and describe primary source documents from the National Archives.

https://www.archives.gov/global-pages/privacy.html

Class Dojo

Teachers communicate with parents and may share information and/or photos related to classroom activities or behavioral data.

https://www.classdojo.com/terms

 

https://www.classdojo.com/privacy

Code Avengers

Students interact with a variety of online programming courses, from beginner to more advanced. https://www.codeavengers.com/terms

 

Code.Org

Students learn introductory coding and computer science through games and online tutorials.

https://code.org/tos

 

https://code.org/privacy

Common Lit

Teachers select and assign a variety of text sets, including news articles, on a given theme or topic.

https://www.commonlit.org/en/terms

 

https://www.commonlit.org/en/privacy

 

Common Sense

Digital Passport

Students access online digital citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media.

https://www.digitalpassport.org/terms.html

 

https://www.digitalpassport.org/privacy.html

 

Desmos

Students access collaborative math simulations and/or use an advanced online graphing calculator tool (Parental permission and student logins are only required for the online simulation, not the graphing calculator)

https://www.desmos.com/terms

 

https://www.desmos.com/privacy

 

Edpuzzle

Teachers and students annotate videos and students access interactive instructional videos.

https://edpuzzle.com/terms

 

https://edpuzzle.com/privacy

Educreations

Teachers and students create screencast videos for instruction and/or to explain their thinking.

https://www.educreations.com/terms

 

https://www.educreations.com/privacy

Explain Everything

Teachers and students create screencast videos for instruction and/or to explain their thinking.

https://explaineverything.com/terms-of-use

 

https://explaineverything.com/privacy-policy

FlipGrid

Students use video to communicate their understandings, discuss topics with classmates, and show what they’ve learned.

https://legal.flipgrid.com

Flocabulary

Students access content-based music videos, vocabulary cards, and interactive activities to learn concepts and vocabulary.

https://www.flocabulary.com/terms-of-use/

 

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

Khan Academy

Students access instructional videos, courses, and online tools to help them learn more about a wide array of topics.

https://www.khanacademy.org/about/tos

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/about/privacy-policy

NearPod

Teachers create interactive presentations and activities and can ask questions and get student input in real time.

https://blog.nearpod.com/terms-conditions

https://nearpod.com/privacy-policy

Padlet

Students and teachers can collaboratively post and organize information, participate in online discussions, and share ideas through a variety of ways.

https://padlet.com/about/terms

 

https://padlet.com/about/privacy

Poll Everywhere

Students respond to polls created by the teacher.

https://www.polleverywhere.com/terms

 

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

Prodigy

Students interact with a curriculum-aligned math game for grades 1-8.

https://www.prodigygame.com/Terms-Conditions

 

https://www.prodigygame.com/Privacy-Policy

Quill

Students practice writing and grammar through activities.

https://www.quill.org/tos

 

https://www.quill.org/privacy

Quizlet

Students practice matching terms and definitions through a variety of games.

https://quizlet.com/tos

 

https://quizlet.com/privacy

Remind

Teachers can communicate with parents and students to send reminders and information about classroom activities.

https://www.remind.com/terms-of-service

 

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

Scratch

Students learn the basics of computer science by programming their own interactive stories, games, and animations.

https://scratch.mit.edu/terms_of_use

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/privacy_policy

Smart Music

Students access this web-based music education platform where teachers create individualized assignments for students to practice at home and receive feedback.

https://www.makemusic.com/terms-conditions

 

https://www.makemusic.com/privacy

Learning Lab

Teachers select and build custom activities for students using digital resources from the Smithsonian Institute.

https://www.si.edu/Termsofuse

 

https://www.si.edu/Privacy

Socrative

Teachers assess students’ understanding through a variety of question types.

https://www.socrative.com/terms.html

 

https://www.socrative.com/privacy.html

Thinkcerca

ThinkCERCA is a personalized literacy program and digital curriculum for teaching close reading Tinkercad

 

Tinkercad

Students create 3D CAD designs that can be printed with a 3D printer.

https://www.autodesk.com/company/legal-notices-trademarks/terms-of-service-autodesk360-web-services/terms-of-service-for-tinkercad

 

https://www.autodesk.com/company/legal-notices-trademarks/privacy-statement/childrens-privacy-statement

Vocabulary

Students access online activities to help them understand and retain vocabulary terms and concepts.

https://www.vocabulary.com/terms

 

https://www.vocabulary.com/privacy

Wizer.Me

Teachers create interactive sets of online activities for instruction, by combining video, audio, images, and checks for understanding.

https://app.wizer.me/tos

 

https://app.wizer.me/privacy

 

 

[1] Federal guidelines regarding online safety for children include:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA)

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)