Digital Resources at Waples Mill Elementary - Parent Consent
Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent.
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Digital Resources at Waples Mill Elementary School
This information is provided in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to provide you with information about the measures FCPS takes to keep student data secure when using digital tools. By completing the digital form linked below, you provide permission for your child to use the FCPS-approved online tools listed below as part of an instructional program.
Listed below are the digital tools that are used at your child’s school that require parental approval, and not all tools will be used by every student. The tools have been carefully reviewed to ensure that they align with the FCPS Learning Model and FCPS conducts the same technical evaluations for all products that use student information.
For information about the specific tools that will be used by your child, please contact your child’s teachers. You will be notified if additional tools are added to this list and given the opportunity to opt-in to tools that require parental permission. Additionally, FCPS may use digital tools that do not collect, use or share any personal information.
You can find more information about FCPS’ commitment to student privacy and how resources are vetted at Digital Resources in FCPS.
This permission will expire at the end of this school year, and can be revoked at any time by contacting the school. If you have questions about any of the digital resources listed below, please contact your child’s school.
To provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please follow this link and follow the provided directions.
Elementary School List
- Reading platform for ELA, science and history texts
Additional Google Services
- A selection of resources which go beyond the core services provided by Google Workspace for Education
ChooseIt! Maker 3
- Create and play personalized learning games and activities
Citizen Archivist Missions
- Tag and describe primary source documents from the National Archives
- Teacher - Parent classroom communication and management platform
- Classroom management platform
- Interactive online coding courses
- Resource for helping students learn coding skills
- Online tool for teaching with primary source documents
Dragon Naturally Speaking
- Comprehensive speech recognition software designed to help writers
- Web based supplemental language learning platform
- Video creation and screencasting software
- Screencasting and presentation tool
- Platform for student-recorded video responses
- Tool for adding interactivity to websites
- Online learning and courses
- Build mathematical models and solve problems
- Sight reading platform
- Digital primary source artifacts and other resources from the Newseum
Out of Eden Learn
- Platform for dialogue with peers from different backgrounds
- Platform that allows teachers to assign and students to save coding projects for Ozobots
- Online collaborative bulletin board
- Platform for facilitating discussions
Peergrade (paid version)
- Online platform for facilitating peer feedback
- A useful tool for exit tickets and quick-checks for understanding
- Polling website that engages students interactively in the classroom
- Learning tools for students, including flashcards, study, and game modes.
- School-home communication tool
ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Worlds
- Cross-robotics-platform programming language for educational robotic systems
Scratch - Cloud Version
- Introductory web-based programming software for elementary students and students new to coding
- Screencasting tool
- Communication and family engagement tool
Sight Reading Factory
- Sight-reading and sight-singing practice
SketchUp for Schools
- Web-based 3D modeling software
- Allows students to record music and get feedback from teachers
Smithsonian Learning Lab
- Resource for images, recordings, and texts to create online student lessons
- Formative assessment app for quick checks of student understanding
Soundtrap for Education
- Audio recording and editing platform
Storyboard That (paid version)
- Create, share, and publish storyboards online
- Tool for creating story maps
TES Teach with Blendspace
- Package blended lessons by organizing content in one space
The Zones of Regulation
- Accompanying app for The Zones of Regulation curriculum
- Online tool for creating interactive images.
- Online assessment to help students identify their strengths, interests, and aspirations
- Easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding
Type to Learn - Cloud Version
- Web-based typing / keyboarding program
Typing Club (paid version)
- Web-based typing/keyboarding program
- Platform for creating virtual concert videos and hosting rehearsal sessions.
Virginia Career VIEW
- Career exploration resources
- Website for vocabulary instruction with online student friendly dictionary
- Digital worksheet builder lets students show learning in multiple ways