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Digital Tools

Core Digital Tools

Below is a list of the core digital tools or subscriptions that we have bought for all students to use.  There maybe other digital tools that have been purchased for Elementary or Secondary schools.  Please see the Elementary Teaching Resources and Secondary Teaching Resources pages.
Learning Management System: Google Classroom | Canvas
Schoolnet: Assessments | Instructional Materials

Supporting Digital Tools

Below is a list of supporting digital tools.  We have attempted to classify them by the four C's (critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration).  Our core tools are also listed and are *bolded.  When using supporting digital tools, we recommend the following philosophy: Date the Tool. Marry the Ability. 
Date the Tool Marry the Ability with iPhone
This means you should focus on the learning outcomes and not the tool being used.  Also, while you may love the tool enough to marry it, it may not be reciprocal.  Digital tools are often sold or closed down.  No matter how much you love it.

Critical Thinking



*ThingLink (Review)
*WeVideo (Review)
Adobe Spark


Classdojo (ReviewPrivacy Evaluation)
*Google Apps (Gmail)


*Google Apps
AnswerGarden (Link | Review | Privacy Evaluation)
FlipGrid (Review | Privacy Policy)


*Schoolnet Assessments

Instructional Content

Desmos Graphing Calculator (Review | Privacy Evaluation)
*Discovery Education
*Google Expeditions
*Schoolnet Instructional Material