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Instructional Software

 

We are here to help you integrate technology into your classroom in meaningful,, transformative ways. Our goal is to select software titles that can be used across the curriculum and on any device, so that students have anytime/anywhere access to learning.

If you are purchasing software and need IT support in installation, please visit the software approval process page

Supported Software

Adobe

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Software Title Adobe Creative Cloud
Audience Middle, High
Description

​Graphic design software 

Instructional Use Communication, Creativity
How to Access Submit an IT Service Request
License Info A number of licenses will be distributed based on need.

Agent Sheets

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Software Title AgentSheets
Audience Middle, High
Description

Lets you create agent-based games and simulations that you can publish on the web through a drag-and-drop interface.

Instructional Use Critical thinking, Creativity
How to Access Submit an IT Service Request
License Info 20 site licenses for middle/high

Brain Pop

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Software Title BrainPOP
Audience Elementary, Middle
Description

A resource that provides animated, curriculum-based content and supporting activities that scaffold student learning and understanding 

Instructional Use Critical thinking, Communication, Creativity
How to Access Web access (included with your BVSD Google acct)
License Info District-paid license for K-8 students

Comic Life

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Software Title Comic Life 2
Audience Elementary, Middle
Description

Allows users to create comics, picture albums, and how-tos. Options for secondary students are Comic MasterPixton, or GoAnimate.

Instructional Use Communication, Creativity
How to Access Submit an IT Service Request
License Info 6,225 licenses for K-8

Geometer's Sketchpad

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Software Title Geometer's Sketchpad
Audience Middle, High
Description

Math visualization software.

Instructional Use Critical thinking
How to Access Submit an IT Service Request
License Info Licenses for middle & high

Google Apps

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Software Title Google Apps
Audience Elementary, Middle, High, Admin/Clerical
Description

A cloud-based suite of Google productivity products, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Sites.

Instructional Use Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity
How to Access Web access (included with your BVSD Google acct)
License Info All BVSD students and staff

GoGuardian

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Software Title GoGuardian
Audience Elementary, Middle, High
Description

​Classroom management and computer lab monitoring software.

Instructional Use  
How to Access Submit an IT Service Request
License Info District site license

Noodle Tools

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Software Title Noodle Tools
Audience Elementary, Middle, High
Description

​Web-based research and bibliography tool.

Instructional Use Critical thinking, Communication
How to Access Web access (register using BVSD instructions)
License Info All BVSD students and staff

Sketchup

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Software Title Sketchup for Schools
Audience Elementary, Middle, High
Description

​3D modeling software 

Instructional Use Critical thinking, Collaboration, Creativity
How to Access Web access (included with your BVSD Google acct)
License Info Grades K-12

SketchUp Pro 15

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Software Title SketchUp Pro 15
Audience Middle
Description

3D modeling software.

Instructional Use Critical thinking, Collaboration, Creativity
How to Access Submit an IT Service Request
License Info 700 middle school licenses

Voicethread

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Software Title Voicethread
Audience Middle, High
Description

A digital storytelling tool that allows users to record sound and add it to visual media.

Instructional Use Communication, Collaboration, Creativity
How to Access Web access (included with your BVSD Google acct)
License Info grades 6-12

WeVideo

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Software Title WeVideo
Audience Elementary, Middle, High
Description

​WeVideo is a cloud-based, easy-to-use collaborative video editing program that works on any device. 

Instructional Use Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity
How to Access Web access (register using BVSD instructions)
License Info Grades 1-12

Wixie

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Software Title Wixie
Audience Elementary
Description

Online software combining a paint program with standards-based curriculum activities.

Instructional Use Collaboration, Creativity
How to Access Web access (register using BVSD instructions)
License Info Grades K-5

YouTube

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Software Title YouTube in BVSD
Audience Elementary, Middle, High, Admin/Clerical
Description

​Students in grades 6-12 and all staff have access to YouTube as a service. Students in grades K-5 are able to view YouTube Restricted Mode videos. More information can be found on the website! 

Instructional Use Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration
How to Access youtube.com
License Info Part of the Google Suite

Click-Through Software (Free)

Many teachers use software that is free and available through online educational resources. We ask that teachers submit the name of the tool (with additional information) to this form. Now, we have a list of resources, often free, that you can explore for your own students to use! If you don't see what you need in the list above--check out the click through list! Not on this list? Submit the form!

If you've attended a conference or seen a presentation in professional development, you've probably had someone share with you a title of online software that is "click through". This means that your students possibly have to create a log-in or "log-in with Google" to access the resources. Currently, teachers evaluate the data security and privacy of such tools before having students use them in class. You can read more about how to do this on our Student Data and Privacy website.