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Toolbox Index

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Toolbox

Table of Contents 

  1. How to Use This Page
  2. Index
    1. Tools A-C
    2. Tools D-L
    3. Tools M-R
    4. Tools S-Z
  3. List of Tags

Got a great tool that you think should be included on this list? 

View our Evaluating Web-based Tools for Instruction on the new Innovation Hub.
 

 

To request a software title be approved please contact the supporting curriculum office.

 

How to Use This Page

 

Each tool listed in the index below includes:

  • Resource type designation: Web-based Tools for (S)tudent or Teacher Use, Web-based Tools for only (T)eacher Use, Digital (C)ontent, or (I)nstalled Software 
  • A link to its informational resource page with an overview, tutorials, and lesson application ideas
  • direct link to the tool if applicable 
  • Keyword tags based on the services that the tool provides.  You may choose to view similarly tagged tools by clicking on any one of the tags or view an Alphabetic list of tags with their descriptions
  • Approximate Grade level codes that stand for (P)rimary PreK-2, (I)ntermediate 3-5, (M)iddle 6-8, and (H)igh 9-12
  • Student Data Privacy levels as indicated by the icons below (Note- these icons indicate the level of data sharing when tools are used as described on this wiki. Other uses must be evaluated by the teacher to determine data security compliance.):

 

Icon Description
Level 1 Tool Icon
Level 1 Tool: Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.
Level 2 Tool, No Data Shared Icon  Level 2 Tool, no data is shared: Access to this tool does not require any student to share information about themselves. 
Level 2 Tool, non-PII Icon  Level 2 Tool, non-PII: Student accounts do not require any personally identifiable or directory information.
Level 2Tool, directory information only icon  Level 2 Tool, directory information only: Student accounts require only directory information or directory information with non-personally identifiable information.  Tool may not be used by students whose parents have opted out of sharing directory information.
Level 2 Tool, Directory Info With Guidance Icon
Level 2 Tool, directory information with guidance: Student accounts require only directory information or directory information with non-personally identifiable information.  Tool may not be used by students whose parents have opted out of sharing directory information. Users must not provide additional information requested by the application.
Installed Software Icon  Installed Software: Tool is installed on BCPS computers and does not collect any user information.
Teacher Accounts Only Icon Teacher Accounts Only: Tool is either unavailable for student access or requires personally identifiable information beyond directory level to create accounts.  Teachers may create their own accounts for instructional purposes.

 

 

Baltimore County Public Schools and the Office of Innovation and Digital Safety do not guarantee the accuracy or quality of information located on the websites listed below. We have made every reasonable attempt to ensure that the sites are educationally sound and do not contain links to any questionable material or anything that can be deemed in violation of the BCPS technology acceptable use policy. The linked sites are not under the control of BCPS but are provided as a convenience and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of the linked Web site. Teachers should use their own discretion prior to using any of these tools.  

Additionally, per BCPS Policy and Rule 5230, teachers may not create student accounts if any non-directory information is required and may not create accounts for any student whose parents have opted to not allow their students' directory information to be shared. View our Evaluating Web-based Tools for Instruction for more information.

 

 

Index

 

 

Student Data Privacy  Resource Type

Resource Page

Direct Link

Tag(s)

Primary Grades Intermediate Grades Middle School High School
 Teacher Tool
T 3x3 Links Visit classroom managementcuration Teacher Use
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ABCya! Animate Visit artistic,presentation,storytelling  
I M  
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ABCya! Crossword Puzzle Maker & CPM Junior Visit game generator P I M  
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ABCya! Math Tiles Visit manipulative  
I M  
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ABCya! Interactive 100 Number Chart Visit manipulative P I    
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ABCya! Paint Visit artistic P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ABCya! Story Maker   Visit presentation,  storytellingwriting P      
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ABCya! Type a Friendly Letter Visit writing P 
I    
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ABCya! Word Clouds for Kids Visit word cloud P
I M H
Installed Software Icon I

ActivInspire

Installed

presentationclassroom managementassessment  P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S Answer Garden Visit assessmentbrainstormingcollaboration, data, surveyword cloud P I M H
Installed Software Icon I Audacity  Installed
audio   P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S AwwApp  Visit brainstormingcollaborationconcept mappingdiscussion,
P I M H
C BCPL Databases and Digital Content Visit research, content, assessment P I M H
Level 2 Non-PII Icon S Blendspace Visit classroom managementcuration P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S Breakout EDU     P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

BrainPOP

BCPS One

content

 
I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

BrainPOP Español

BCPS One

content

  I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon C BrainPOP Français BCPS One content   I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

BrainPOP Jr.

BCPS One

content

P I    
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

Bubbl.us

Visit

concept mapping, brainstorming

 
  M H
Level 2 Non-PII Icon
T ClassDojo Visit classroom management P I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon S ClassFlow  BCPS One
presentation
P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S Classtools Interactives (including Fakebook, Twister, Fake SMS Text generator, Arcade Game Creator, diagrams, and more) Visit  game generator, assessmentpresentationstorytellingclassroom managementconcept mappingbrainstormingwritingtimelinemapping  P
I M H 
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
S

Cram

Visit

assessment, content

 
  M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

Create a Graph

Visit

data

 
I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

CultureGrams

BCPS One

researchcontent

P I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon S

Destiny

Visit

researchcontentebooks

P I M H
Level 2 Non-PII Icon
S Diigo Visit collaborationresearch
 
I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon C Discovery Education Streaming  BCPS One
content  P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

Draw.to

Visit

artistic

  I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

Drawisland

Visit

artistic

P I M H
Installed Software Icon I Easy QR (redirects to QR Codes page) Installed
storageproductivitypresentation P I M H
 Installed Software Icon
I Excel Installed
productivity, survey  
I M H
Teacher Tool T Flipgrid Visit collaborationdiscussionpresentation Teacher Use 
 Installed Software Icon
I Fresh Paint   Installed  artistic P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

GapMinder

Visit

data, content

    M H
Installed Software Icon I Geoboard  Installed manipulative
P I M  
Teacher Tool T

Gliffy

Visit

concept mappingbrainstorming

Teacher Use
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

Google Maps

Visit

mapping, content

P I M H
Teacher Tool T

Google My Maps

Visit

mapping, presentation 

Teacher Use
Level 2 Non-PII Icon
S GoSoapbox Visit assessmentsurveydiscussion P I M H
Installed Software Icon I Internet Browsers  Installed
productivity  P I M H
Teacher Tool T

iRubric

Visit

assessmentclassroom management

Teacher Use
Teacher Tool
T Kahoot! Visit assessmentsurvey Teacher Use
Level 2 Non-PII Icon S

Kidblog

Visit

writing, discussion, collaboration

P I M  
Installed Software Icon I Kids Story Builder  Installed  curationpresentationstorytellingwriting P I M  
Teacher Tool T

LessonPaths

Visit

curation

Teacher Use
Teacher Tool T Lino Visit concept mappingcollaborationcuration Teacher Use
Level 2 Non-PII Icon S

LiveBinders

Visit

curation

 
  M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

MakeBeliefsComix

Visit

storytelling, presentation

  I M  
 Installed Software Icon
I Microsoft Excel  Installed
productivity   
I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon Microsoft Office 365  Visit productivitycollaborationpresentation P I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon Microsoft OneDrive  Visit  storage  P I M H
Installed Software Icon
I
Microsoft OneNote Installed  productivitycollaboration  P I M H
 Installed Software Icon
I Microsoft Outlook  Installed
productivitycollaboration Teacher Use
 Installed Software Icon
I Microsoft PowerPoint  Installed
productivity  P I M H
 Installed Software Icon
I
Microsoft Publisher Installed presentationstorytellingwriting P I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon S Microsoft Sway BCPS One

storytellingpresentationcollaborationcurationcontent

P I M H
 Installed Software Icon
I Microsoft Word  Installed
productivity P I M H
Installed Software Icon I Movie Maker Installed
presentationstorytellingartistic
 
I M H
Installed Software Icon I Movie Moments   Installed presentationstorytellingartistic P I M  
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

NBC Learn

BCPS One

researchcontent

P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

NetTrekker

BCPS One

researchcontent

P I M H
Level 2 Directory Info Only Icon
S Newsela  Visit content P I M H
   NoodleTools  BCPS One research, collaboration   I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon S OneDrive  Visit storage P I M H
 Installed Software Icon
I  OneNote Installed  productivitycollaboration  P I M H
Installed Software Icon I Outlook Installed
productivitycollaboration Teacher Use
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S Padlet Visit writing, collaboration, curation, brainstorming P I M H
Level 2 Directory Info with Guidance Icon S

PBWorks

Visit

collaboration, writing, storage

P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C PebbleGo BCPS One
researchcontent
P I    
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

Piclits

Visit

writing, storytelling, manipulative

  I M H
Teacher Tool T

Piktochart Education

Visit

artisticconcept mappingpresentation

Teacher Use
Teacher Tool T

Pinterest

Visit

curationcollaboration

Teacher Use
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S PixiClip  Visit storytellingpresentationaudio P I M H
 Teacher Tool
T Plickers Visit assessmentsurvey Teacher Use
Teacher Tool T

Poll Daddy

Visit

assessmentsurvey

Teacher Use
Teacher Tool T Poll Everywhere Visit assessmentsurvey Teacher Use
Installed Software Icon I PowerPoint  Installed
productivity  P I M H
Teacher Tool T PowToon Visit presentation Teacher Use
Teacher Tool T

Prezi

Visit

presentationaudio

Teacher Use
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S QR Codes N/A productivitypresentationcurationclassroom management P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon T Quizizz Visit assessment P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S Read-Write-Think: Cube Creator Visit presentation  
I M  
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S Read-Write-Think: Timeline Visit timeline   I M  
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S Read-Write-Think: Trading Card Creator Visit artistic , presentation P I M  
Teacher Tool T

Rubistar

Visit

assessment

Teacher Use
Level 1 Tool Icon C

SAFARI Montage

BCPS One 

content

P I M H
 Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon  C

Scholastic GO!

BCPS One    

 

Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S ScribbleMaps Visit mapping  
  M H
Teacher Tool T

Scoop.it

Visit

curation

Teacher Use
Teacher Tool T Screencast-O-Matic Visit presentationproductivity Teacher Use 
Teacher Tool T

Screen Leap

Visit

classroom management

Teacher Use
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

SIRS Discoverer

BCPS One

researchcontent

 
 
M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

SIRS Knowledge Source

BCPS One

researchcontent

    M H
Teacher Tool T Skype Installed collaborationcontent
Teacher Use
Installed Software Icon I Snipping Tool Installed
productivitypresentation P I M H
Teacher Tool
T

Socrative

Visit

assessmentsurvey

Teacher Use
Level 2 Non-PII Icon
S

Storybird

Visit

storytelling, writing

P I M  
Teacher Tool T

SurveyMonkey

Visit

assessmentsurvey

Teacher Use
Level 1 Tool Icon S Sway BCPS One

storytellingpresentationcollaborationcurationcontent

P I M H
Teacher Tool
T

Symbaloo

Visit

curation

Teacher Use
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S Tagxedo Visit word cloud P I M H
Teacher Tool T

TimeToast

Visit

timeline

 
I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S TalkTyper  Visit writing
P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

TumbleBooks

BCPS One

contentebooks

P I    
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

Teen Book Cloud

BCPS One

contentebooks

 
  M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

TumbleBook Cloud Jr.

BCPS One

contentebooks

 
I M  
Teacher Tool T

Twitter

Visit

discussioncollaboration

Teacher Use
Teacher Tool T

UDL Book Builder

Visit

storytellingpresentationaudio

Teacher Use
NA  NA  Video Production Guide Visit presentationaudio P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
S Vocaroo Visit audiostorytellingdiscussion P I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon S

VoiceThread

BCPS One

storytelling, presentation, discussion, collaboration, audio

P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
S

Voki

Visit

avatar, presentation, audio

P I M H
Installed Software Icon I Windows Live Movie Maker Installed
presentationstorytellingartistic
 
I M H
 Installed Software Icon
I Word  Installed
productivity P I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

World Book Advanced

BCPS One

researchcontent

    M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

World Book Kids

BCPS One

researchcontent

P I    
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

World Book Spanish

BCPS One

researchcontent

P I M  
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon
C

World Book Student

BCPS One

researchcontent

 
I M  
Installed Software Icon Windows Apps (alarms, calculator, camera, maps, money, news, sound recorder, weather)  Installed audioclassroom managementresearchcontentdatanews aggregatormapping  P I M H
Level 1 Tool Icon S Wixie BCPS One  artisticpresentationstorytelling
P I M  
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

Wordle

Visit

word cloud

  I M H
Level 2 No Data Is Shared Icon S

Wordsift

Visit

word cloud

  I M H

 

 

 

Tag

Description: A tool that…

artistic

creates or remixes a graphic image using editing, painting, and layout tools; sometimes includes text or animation capabilities

assessment

evaluates knowledge or skill by presenting questions or tasks that can be checked for accuracy and/or graded

audio

includes the ability to record your own voice or other sounds, sometimes with the ability to edit audio tracks

avatar

creates a graphic representation of a real person; sometimes with animation

brainstorming allows users to capture, share, and visualize ideas

classroom management

assists teachers in managing classroom routines, behavior, and resources

collaboration

allows users to communicate, share resources, create documents, and connect with other users synchronously or asynchronously

concept mapping

visually organizes information in various graphic formats

content provides subject matter to support instruction and learning

curation

collects, organizes, and displays digital resources; usually in related topics

data

provides data sets and/or creates visual displays of data

discussion

allows users to communicate with each other synchronously or asynchronously; usually via text, but sometimes using audio recording

ebooks provides access to books in digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device

game generator

creates digital games or activities that include a goal, challenges, rules, user interaction, and entertainment

manipulative

has digital objects for users to maneuver in order to learn or demonstrate knowledge of concepts

mapping

creates maps or uses maps to present information

news aggregator

collects and combines syndicated web content from multiple sources into one location

presentation

facilitates the display of information to an audience in a logical and organized format by combining text, graphics, and/or multimedia; it may be static (still) or dynamic (moving)

productivity

helps the user manage their time and resources; includes but is not limited to word processing, note-taking, task lists, spreadsheets, and project management

research assists users in finding, citing, and analyzing sources of information

storage

stores digital content

storytelling

uses any combination of text, graphics, and multimedia to present fictional or non-fictional information in a logical progression using narrative text conventions

survey

collects responses from participants by using various question formats; can be anonymous or named

timeline

visually organizes information in a chronological format

vocabulary assists users in studying words and their definitions, parts of speech, spelling, etc.

word cloud

visually represents text data; using font size and/or color to denote frequency and/or category

writing

provides a platform for users to practice writing skills by inputting original text or meaningfully interacting with supplied text

 

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