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Tools & Privacy

BCPS approach to tools for learning and student privacy

Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

Level 2 Tool
No data is shared:

Access to this tool does not require any user to share information about themselves.

Level 2 Tool
Non-Pll:

Student accounts do not require any Pll or directory information.

Level 2 Tool
Directory information only:

Student accounts require only directory information or directory information with non-Pll.
Tool may not be used by students whose parents have opted out of sharing directory information.

Level 2 Tool
Directory information with guidance:

Student accounts require only directory information or directory information with non-Pll.
Guidance: Users must not provide optional information requested by the application.
Tool may not be used by students whose parents have opted out of sharing directory information.

BCPS assesses the level of student data privacy for every approved tool with which our students interact. For more information on BCPS’ Policy on directory information, see BCPS Policy and Rule 5230 section XI.

The following tiles display information about tools most commonly accessed by BCPS students and staff. Each information card gives the title of the tool, the grade ranges of users, a brief description, and an icon with a description of what, if any, student data is shared by using the tool. For a detailed list of the specific data that is shared with each tool, please view our vendor list.

ABCya

Grades PreK – 5
Educational Tools
Level 2 Tool
No data is shared:
Access to this tool does not require any user to share information about themselves.

Ascend Math

Grades 9 – 12
Online math intervention
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

BrainPOP

Grades 4 – 5
Animations, quizzes, and activities on a range of concepts
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

BrainPOP Jr

Grades PreK – 3
Animations, quizzes, and activities on a range of concepts
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

ClassDojo

Grades PreK – 12
Classroom behavior communication tool
Level 2 Tool
Non-PII:
Student accounts do not require any PII or directory information.

ClassTools

Grades PreK – 12
Online activities and diagrams
Level 2 Tool
No data is shared:
Access to this tool does not require any user to share information about themselves.

Destiny

Grades PreK – 12
Library catalog and inventory asset management system
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

Discovery Education

Grades PreK – 12
Digital media content
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

Dreambox

Grades K – 5
Online adaptive math program
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

EasyBib

Grades 6 – 12
Citation and research management tool
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

EduTyping

Grades 3 – 6
Online keyboarding program
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

iReady

Grades 1 – 3
Online reading diagnostic program
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

Kahoot!

Grades PreK – 12
Every student response
Level 2 Tool
No data is shared:
Access to this tool does not require any user to share information about themselves.

Kidblog

Grades 1 – 5
Education friendly blogging platform
Level 2 Tool
Non-PII:
Student accounts do not require any PII or directory information.

McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders

Grades PreK – 5
Literature resources
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

Middlebury Interactive Languages

Grades 4 – 5
Spanish language program
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

Padlet

Grades PreK – 12
Online collaboration space
Level 2 Tool
No data is shared:
Access to this tool does not require any user to share information about themselves.

Pebble Go

Grades PreK – 5
Research database geared towards younger, emerging readers
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

Safari Montage

Grades PreK – 12
Video streaming library and digital content repository
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

Symbaloo

Grades PreK – 12
Content curation tool
Level 2 Tool
No data is shared:
Access to this tool does not require any user to share information about themselves.

Wixie

Grades PreK – 8
Citation and research management tool
Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.

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