Digital Resource Information for Parents

Some of the Approved Digital Tools That Students May or May Not Use In Class During the 2019-2020 School Year.

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. The tools listed below have been thoroughly reviewed and approved for use in FCPS.   Students should use these as directed by the teacher only.

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)

Some of the Approved Digital Resources for FCPS

Tool Purpose Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Actively Learn

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

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Privacy

Tool for creating digital multimedia lessons

Privacy

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Book Creator

Platform to create writing resource

Privacy

TOS

Communication and classroom management platform to encourage students

Privacy

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Code Avengers

Online code writing

Privacy

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Coding and computer science lessons and activities

Privacy

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CommonLit 

Collections of reading passages

Privacy

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Lesson Platform

Privacy

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Collaborative math tool (Parental permission and student logins are only required for the online simulation)

Privacy

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Online Digital Citizenship Lessons

Privacy

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  Teachers and students can annotate videos and create interactive videos for instruction.

Privacy

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

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Privacy

  Video platform for student engagement and formative assessment

Privacy

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Flocabulary

Content related music videos

Privacy

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Activities that check for student understanding

Privacy

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Math Activities

Privacy

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Formative assessment tool

Privacy

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Resource for learning through videos and practice exercises

Privacy

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National Archives Privacy
Tool for creating interactive presentations and activities

Privacy

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  Virtual bulletin board for collaborating and creating

Privacy

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Poll Everywhere

Surveys

Privacy

TOS

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

Privacy

TOS

 

A study tool for matching terms and definitions

 

 

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RandMcNally World Atlas

create Annotate and share digital maps

Privacy

TOS

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

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Privacy

                          Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Privacy

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

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Privacy

                                  Digital resources from the Smithsonian, which teachers can select and build custom activities for students

Privacy

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                             App that allows a teacher to quickly check students’ understanding

Privacy

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An online assessment to determine strengths, interests, and aspirations.

Privacy

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

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Privacy
                         Allows teachers to combine video, audio, images, and checks for understanding, to create an interactive set of online activities for instruction

Privacy

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