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Ed Tech Software

The Ed Tech team is here 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 pageAdditional employee-specific resources can be found on the Employee Ed Tech page (requires log-in to view).

Looking for additional software suggestions? Scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Audience
  
Description
Instructional Use
  
  
  
IconAdobe
Software TitleAdobe Creative Suite 4
AudienceMiddle
Description
Graphic design software
Instructional UseCommunication, Creativity
How to AccessSubmit an IT Service Request
License Info250 installs per building, for middle and K-8 only
 
IconAdobe
Software TitleAdobe Creative Suite 6
AudienceHigh
Description
Graphic design software
 
Instructional UseCommunication, Creativity
How to AccessSubmit an IT Service Request
License Info500 installs per building, for high schools only
 
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Software TitleAgentSheets
AudienceMiddle, High
Description
Lets you create agent-based games and simulations that you can publish on the web through a drag-and-drop interface.
Instructional UseCritical thinking, Creativity
How to AccessSubmit an IT Service Request
License Info20 site licenses for middle/high
 
Iconhttp://it.bvsd.org/edtech/coresoftware/PublishingImages/Brain%20Pop%20thumnail.jpg
Software TitleBrainPOP
AudienceElementary, Middle
Description
A resource that provides animated, curriculum-based content and supporting activities that scaffold student learning and understanding 
Instructional UseCritical thinking, Communication, Creativity
How to AccessWeb access (included with your BVSD Google acct)
License InfoDistrict-paid license for K-8 students
 
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Software TitleComic Life 2
AudienceElementary, Middle
Description
Allows users to create comics, picture albums, and how-tos. Options for secondary students are Comic Master, Pixton, or GoAnimate.
Instructional UseCommunication, Creativity
How to AccessSubmit an IT Service Request
License Info6,225 licenses for K-8
 
IconGeometer's Sketchpad
Software TitleGeometer's Sketchpad
AudienceMiddle, High
Description
Math visualization software.
Instructional UseCritical thinking
How to AccessSubmit an IT Service Request
License InfoLicenses for middle & high
 
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Software TitleGoogle Apps
AudienceElementary, Middle, High, Admin/Clerical
Description
A cloud-based suite of Google productivity products, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Sites.
Instructional UseCritical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity
How to AccessWeb access (included with your BVSD Google acct)
License InfoAll BVSD students and staff
 
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Software TitleInterCLASS
AudienceElementary, Middle, High
Description
​Classroom management and computer lab monitoring software.
Instructional Use
How to AccessSubmit an IT Service Request
License InfoDistrict site license
 
IconNoodle Tools
Software TitleNoodle Tools
AudienceElementary, Middle, High
Description
​Web-based research and bibliography tool.
Instructional UseCritical thinking, Communication
How to AccessWeb access (register using BVSD instructions)
License InfoAll BVSD students and staff
 
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Software TitleSketchUp Pro 15
AudienceMiddle
Description
3D modeling software.
Instructional UseCritical thinking, Collaboration, Creativity
How to AccessSubmit an IT Service Request
License Info700 middle school licenses
 
IconTyping Pal
Software TitleTyping Pal
AudienceElementary, Middle
Description
Web-based typing software.
Instructional Use
How to AccessWeb access (register using BVSD instructions)
License Infogrades 2-8
 
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Software TitleVoicethread
AudienceMiddle, High
Description
A digital storytelling tool that allows users to record sound and add it to visual media.
Instructional UseCommunication, Collaboration, Creativity
How to AccessWeb access (included with your BVSD Google acct)
License Infogrades 6-12
 
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Software TitleWeVideo
AudienceElementary, Middle, High
Description

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

Instructional UseCritical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity
How to AccessWeb access (register using BVSD instructions)
License InfoGrades 2-12
 
IconWixie
Software TitleWixie
AudienceElementary
Description
Online software combining a paint program with standards-based curriculum activities.
Instructional UseCollaboration, Creativity
How to AccessWeb access (register using BVSD instructions)
License Infogrades K-5
 
Iconhttp://it.bvsd.org/edtech/coresoftware/PublishingImages/youtube.png
Software TitleYouTube in BVSD
AudienceElementary, 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 UseCritical thinking, Communication, Collaboration
How to Accessyoutube.com
License InfoPart 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!
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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.

  
Reason discontinued
Replaced by
  
Replaced by CS4

​Adobe CS4

  
Will be replaced with the new math curriculum and their online resources.
  
Not compatible with Windows 7
  
​Will be replaced with the new math curriculum and their online resources.
  

​Google Sites and Adobe CS6

  
Significant cost for a 5 year license. Only for grades 4-12.
  
30-year-old software
  
No longer available. Has issues working with Windows 7. Many other free options available.
  
Will be replaced with the new math curriculum and their online resources.
  
​Will be replaced with the new math curriculum and their online resources.
  
Will be replaced with the new math curriculum and their online resources.
  
  
Discontinued
  
Will be replaced with the new math curriculum and their online resources.
  
Will be replaced with the new math curriculum and their online resources.
  
Still supporting but will not upgrade. Will be replaced by new math curriculum resources.
  
Replaced with online resources.

​Visit the MediaCAST page for information on how to receive support now that MediaCAST has been discontinued.

  
Can use free resources.
  
Will be replaced with the new math curriculum and their online resources.
  
Not compatible with Windows 7 or 8.
  
Switched to Wixie online for access anytime anywhere and on any device.
  
We purchased WeVideo for cloud-based video editing software

​https://www.wevideo.com/

  

​SketchUp Pro 7

  
Screensaver software
  
Purchased Interclass

​Interclass

  
No longer available. Other free software available.
  
Replaced by Typing Pal, which is cloud-based.

Typing Pal and free options, including Rapid Typing Tutor, Dance Mat (elementary), Nitrotype, Typing Test, and Typing Games.

  
Cost

Google Sites, resources within Adobe Creative Suite