Web 2.0 Resources

Web 2.0 Resources

Web 2.0 Information

Throughout the school year students are introduced to online programs in which a student account is required in order to store classroom work. These online programs, called Web 2.0 Resources, are usually free or inexpensive and are a way digital information is created, shared, stored, distributed, and managed.
Typically, these tools require personal student information (such as their name), in order to set up an account.

Here in D303, we take the issue of student privacy seriously and take steps to ensure students are safe online.  Here are the responsibilities of staff and students when using Web 2.0 resources along with suggestions for the community.

D303 Staff members:

  • A request to use a Web 2.0 resource must be submitted to the Department of Learning & Teaching. Please see the staff Web 2.0 site for the form to complete.
  • The request must explain how Web 2.0 resource will support instructional outcomes in the classroom. 
  • Once a Web 2.0 resource has been approved for classroom use, an email needs to be sent to parents informing them that the tool may be used in the classroom.
  • Creation of student accounts for a Web 2.0 resource must be overseen by the classroom teacher.
  • The classroom teacher must model, demonstrate, and monitor student use of the resource during school hours.

D303 Students:

  • Will create Web 2.0 resource accounts using their district credentials (ID number and password or district Google account).
  • Will follow established classroom and school expectations for acceptable use and behavior.
  • Will keep personal information private whenever possible.
  • Will use all tools in a positive and enriching manner.

D303 Community:

  • Stay involved - know the sites your students are visiting online and ask about the projects they are creating.
  • Understand that teachers won't be able to monitor students when they're working at home.
  • Expect that teachers are modeling positive online use behaviors. 


Approved Web 2.0 Tools

Tool Description


Elem Middle High
Actively Learn Actively Learn is a web-based tool that allows teachers to post text for students with embedded questions within the text. As students read, they are forced to stop at the embedded questions to reflect on their reading. Teachers collect real time data as students enter responses to the questions. YES   YES YES YES
Adobe Spark Creates graphics, web stories and videos YES First name, last name, D303 email address NO NO YES
Albert (formerly Learnerator) Hands-on AP exam prep with interactive feedback. Some features require additional fee - this fee is not supported by the district.  YES   NO NO YES
American Red Cross Students 13 and older may create an account and enroll in online CPR courses YES name, address, phone number, district email NO NO YES
Animoto Turn photos, video clips, and music into video. YES   NO NO YES
Artsonia  Student online Art Museum. YES   YES YES YES
Autodesk PLTW online design and engineering software YES First name, username, password, email YES YES YES
Backchannel Chat designed for educational discussions, it provides all the tools an educator could need to facilitate online discussions YES None YES YES YES
Blackboard Education learning system integrating a variety of course management and Web 2.0 tools. District Hosted Site. NO   YES YES YES
Biblionasium Reading-focused social network for students ages 6-13. Students log their reading, provide reviews and recommendations and complete reading challenges to earn rewards. YES   YES YES NO

online space for elementary and middle school students to connect with other young readers about books and reading. *Requires a parent email for sign up

BookTrack Classroom Allows students to read eBooks with a movie-style soundtrack, or to create their own soundtrack for any story, essay or other text. Students can also create and publish their own Booktracks, reading them on the web or on mobile phones and tablets. YES   NO NO YES
Build with Chrome Build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate YES D303 Google account info YES YES YES
Canvas Online Learning Management System used for Project Lead the Way classrooms. NO   YES YES YES
Career Cruising Career Guidance and Planning. YES   YES YES YES
cK-12 Pairs high-quality content and technology to better match resources for learning with students. Free open education resources (OER) site.  YES

If using Google account: name, email, gender, profile pic

If not using Google: name, email address

Class Dojo Tracking system that allows teachers to collect and share student behavior data with parents. YES   YES YES YES
Classroom Booksource Online Classroom Library Organizer.   YES   YES YES YES
Code Academy Computer coding site. Students are introduced to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery,Ruby, Python and PHP languages to practice website and app development.    YES   YES YES YES
Code.org Computer science and coding site.   YES   YES YES YES
CodeHS Comprehensive program for helping schools teach computer science YES   NO NO YES
Common Lit high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12 YES username, password YES YES YES
CS-First  Computer coding program through Google and Scratch. YES   YES YES YES
CS-STEM Network STEM content for Project Lead the Way students YES Name, district email address YES YES YES
Desmos Online graphing calculator and equation editor YES   NO YES YES
Digital Passport An interactive, fun, and effective way to teach and test the basics of digital citizenship to 3rd-5th grade YES None YES YES YES
Duolingo Foreign language practice YES Name (opt), district email address NO YES YES
EasyBib Bibliography and citation maker. YES   YES YES YES
Ease.ly Create infographics   YES   YES YES YES
EdPuzzle  Online video portal that lets teachers edit videos to make them interactive. YES   YES YES YES
Educator's Rising  Co-curricular program designed to support students wanting to become educators.  YES   NO NO YES
ePals Collaborate on projects with classrooms from around the world. YES   YES YES YES
Edmodo Secure social learning network for education. NO   YES YES YES
PlayPosit (formerly known as EduCanon) An online learning environment to create and share interactice video lessons. Under 13   YES YES YES
Epic! eBook subscription YES age, username, gender YES YES YES
Evernote On-line notebooks to capture and store many types of media. YES   NO NO YES
ExitTix Real-time student response system used for quick formative assessments. Teacher must set up all student accounts. YES   YES YES YES
Flipboard Digital personal magazine.  Curates online articles.  YES   NO NO YES
Formative Real-time online assessments, assignments and homework. Students under 13 need a parent email during account set up. YES   YES YES YES
Front Row Common Core aligned math practice for K-8 classrooms. YES   YES YES YES
Fuel Up to Play 60 Program founded by the NFL and the National Dairy Council to provide tools and information that support healthy lifestyle choices. YES   YES YES YES
GetaFive AP exam preparation site that offers video based review lessons, a personalized Study Room, and plenty of practice questions. YES   NO NO YES
Glogster EDU Create interactive posters and class projects.
NOTE: Subscription fee not funded by District.
Goodreads This is a resource for students and staff to share book recommendations, to provide updates regarding the status of the books they are reading, and to see the wide variety of book choices outside of the D303 community. YES   NO NO YES
Google Docs Secure social learning network for education.  District Hosted Site.
NOTE: District staff MUST use district account.

Interactive and engaging resources to promote civic learning.

Under 13
parent email for registration 
Instagrok Turns research into an interactive concept map that can be shared YES   YES YES YES
IXL Math Math Learning system for pre-K through algebra.
NOTE: Subscription fee not funded by District.
Khan Academy Students with an account can utilize a diagnostic test that points students toward targeted math supports.
Kidblog Kid-friendly interactive blogging tool. YES   YES YES YES
LearnZillion Resource for both teachers and students supporting ELA and math common core standards.
For grades 2-12
Learn 360

K-12 Media Library.
NOTE: Subscription fee not funded by District.

Lensoo Turns your iPad or Android tablet into a virtual whiteboard with voice recording and smooth digital writing. YES   YES YES YES
LucidChart Chrome app that allows students to collaboratively create diagrams.  YES   NO YES YES
LucidPress Chrome app that allows students to collaboratively create dynamic digital documents. YES   NO YES YES
Making Math Platform for Calculus BC students to complete their coursework. NOTE: Enrollment in Calculus BC is required to use this resource. YES   NO NO YES
Mindmeister A tool for brainstorming key words and to investigate questions for research projects. YES   NO YES YES
My Maps A web-based, editable map, which allows users to add details to any location on Earth YES D303 Google Drive Profile YES YES YES
National Geographic MapMaker  Interactive digital map maker.  Only middle school and high school students can use their email to save their map.  YES   YES YES YES
Naviance  College and career readiness solutions help connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals, and improve goals, and improve college and career planning. YES   NO NO YES
Nearpod Create interactive presentations delivered through iPads or smart phones. YES   YES YES YES
Newsela Provides lexiled daily news articles and tools for assessing nonfiction reading comprehension.
NOTE: Subscription fee not funded by District
No Red Ink Grammar and writing skills practice. YES   YES YES YES
Padlet (WallWisher) Online interactive bulletin board. YES   YES YES YES
Piktochart Online platform for creating inforgraphics YES   YES YES YES
Poll Everywhere digital real-time polling tool for students to participate in YES none for students to participate in poll YES YES YES
Popplet Web-based and app-based mind mapping tool YES D303 Google acount YES YES YES
PowToon Create animated presentations online Note: Students can only create an account in the "for Education" plan - this requires the teacher or building to purchase a subscription YES   YES YES YES
Prezi Presentation Tool YES   NO NO YES
Prodigy Math Grades 1-8 math content game - includes diagnostic testing and real-time access to results *Teacher must set up student accounts, no last names for student accounts YES Teacher generated username, game usage data YES YES YES
Quia Create educational games, quizzes and surveys.
NOTE: Subscription fee not funded by District.
Quizziz Online quizzes in game format that can be played live or as homework YES none - students log into game with a nickname YES YES YES
Quizlet Flash card generator. YES   YES YES YES
RAZ-Kids Literacy tool - students read or listen to books at their level and answer comprehension questions.
Note: subscription fee not funded by district.

Free text messaging app that protects personal contact information and provides an instant communication to student and parent mobile devices

Info for Teachers

Teachers who teach students under 13, must indicate that at sign up.

Terms of Service 

YES Remind collects phone numbers, parent emails, first name/last initial, date of brth. Teachers, students and/or parents do not have access to phone numbers YES YES YES
Schoology Learning Management System - please consider Google Classroom, Edmodo or Google Sites first YES First name, last name, birthdate (for verification), email address (opt) YES YES YES
Scratch Drag and drop computer coding program that allows students to create their own interactive stories, games, and animations and share their creations with others in the online community. NOTE: Sign up for a Teacher account in order to add students to a class without an email YES none when using Teacher Account YES YES YES
Screencastify Screen video recording that stores in Google Drive. YES   YES YES YES
Scrible Online bookmarking tool that allows students to annotate on websites and organize research. YES   YES YES YES
Scholastic.com/PAWS Students with accounts on Scholastic.com can participate in a variety of activities promoting reading. YES   YES YES YES
SCPathways Educational and career planning resources. YES   NO NO YES
Seesaw Web-based student journal site to document learning. Students must use teacher's class join code to set up their account.  YES   YES YES YES
ShowMe Voice-Over whiteboard tutorials to share on-line. YES   YES YES YES
Small Business Administration Create a business plan and get feedback from SBA - must be at least 13 to create account YES username, email address NO YES YES
SpellingCity A program where students can practice spelling words. YES   YES YES YES
Straight Ace Math practice with common core standards. YES   YES YES YES

Realtime sticky note whiteboard *for students 13 and older only*

YES First/last name, email NO YES - 13 and older YES
Story Bird Interactive book writing tool. YES   YES YES YES
Storyboard That Online storytelling/storyboard site *there is only a 2 week free trial for teachers and students YES   YES YES YES
TD Ameritrade U Online real-world trading experience YES   NO NO YES
TeamGantt Cloud-based project management software (for secondary Project Lead the Way) YES name, D303 email address NO YES YES
TedEd "Lessons Worth Sharing" - Build lessons around any Ted Talk. YES   NO NO YES
Tellagami (iPad App) iPad and Android app that combines photos, voice, and character customization to create animated messages. YES   YES YES YES
TenMarks Common Core Math individualized practice, instruction, assessment and intervention site. YES   YES YES YES
ThingLink Platform for creating interactive images and videos. Parent approval needed (under 13)


Trello Online project management system YES   NO NO YES
Turn It In Plagiarism Checking site. Cost for this web 2.0 site is paid by individual schools. YES   NO NO YES
TweenTribune Daily news site for tweens and teens. YES   YES YES YES
Typing Club Typing practice site. Students can access at home and teachers can check their progress. Teachers must set up accounts using the School Edition portal.
NOTE: Subscription fee not funded by district.
Venngage Create free infographics YES D303 Google credentials YES YES YES
Vocabulary.com Vocabulary adaptive learning game. Under 13 requires parent email to set up account. YES   YES YES YES
Voice Thread
VoiceThread allows for for the uploading, sharing, discussion of documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos.
YES First name, last name, D303 email  NO NO YES
Voice Thread (EDU version) This is the education version of Voice Thread. It requires a subscription. The cost of the subscription is not covered by the district. YES None YES YES YES
Weebly for Education Classroom and student website developing site *Educators must set up student accounts. YES   NO NO YES
WeVideo Online video editor YES name and email address YES YES YES
WikiSpaces On-line collaboration tool. YES   YES YES YES
Wildcam Gorongosa Free educational resources using Gorongosa National Park as a case study in conservation biology and ecology YES username and email address YES YES YES
World of Classcraft Classroom gamification platform. YES   YES YES YES
Xtramath Provides self-guided math practice activities. YES   YES YES YES
Youthhood Curriculum-based tool to support students to plan for after high school. YES   NO NO YES
Zearn Personalized digital math lessons, math practice tasks (paper and pencil and digital), and small group teaching resources.  YES Google account OR first and last name YES YES YES
100 Word Challenge Weekly creative writing challenge for students under 16 years of age. YES   YES YES NO

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The following Web 2.0 tools are NOT approved for student use in District 303:

  • Facebook is NOT an approved site
  • Flickr is NOT an approved site