Digital Tools and Learning Resources
Below you will find the different computer tools that are approved for BVSD use. These tools must meet legal requirements. There are three main laws that regulate the use of technology in Colorado schools. These laws are mostly focused on personal identifying information (PII) of students and filtering internet access to protect students from inappropriate websites. Choose the link to the law below for a summary of its provisions.
- Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
- Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
We are a G-Suite for Education district meaning that we use many Google applications for both business and classroom use including Google Classroom, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Sites, Hangouts, Drive and more. Below are the relevant policies that govern the legal use of Google products for educational purposes.
DPA (Data Privacy Addendum) is a signed contract negotiated between BVSD and a paid vendor when there is an exchange of student personally identifiable information (PII).
See all our software with signed DPAs here
Approved software has been vetted within BVSD through an established set of criteria that must be met prior to being installed and utilized within the district.
See all our approved software here
Approved Chrome Browser Extensions, Apps and Add-ons
Extensions, Apps and Add-ons are small programs that add new features to your Chrome browser and personalize your browsing experience.
See all our approved extensions, apps and add-ons here
Approved MacOS and iPad Software
Approved MacOS and iPad software has been vetted by within BVSD through an established set of criteria that must be met prior to being installed and utilized within the district.
See all our approved MacOS and iPad software here
Many teachers use software that is free and available through online educational resources. A click-through tool is an online too that allows you to sign up with your own email or "log-in with Google" to use the tool. These do not require a DPA.
To maintain innovative practices in the classroom, BVSD will not prohibit the use of “click through contracts” at the classroom level. However, we recommend you watch this BVSD video for help evaluating the apps and websites you use with students. Also, be sure you read all agreements in their entirety before clicking “I agree” and check out Common Sense Media at to see if they have recommendations. If you decide to use this website in your classroom, please let us know using this form
See all our click-through software here
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