Due to the COPPA law (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), many websites require users under the age of 13, and sometimes under the age of 18, to obtain parent permission before creating an individual online account. Depending on the site, the Terms of Use generally may ask that the permission come in the form of signed forms, credit cards, etc. Many sites have great educational value and because asking parents to repeatedly submit permission forms is burdensome, the Holland Patent CSD's beginning of year parent permission form now contains a provision for school administrators to authorize the use of certain sites without each student obtaining parental permission.

 Teachers and parents should note that some sites do not allow children under the age of 13 to create accounts regardless of parental permission. Regardless of permissions, student names and any personal information should not be entered into any online resources that is not approved by the District.

 Site Suggested Site Usage
 Age Restrictions
 Privacy Policy
 Animoto Video Creation


 Animoto for Education
 Video Creation
 13+ only
Teacher must create all accounts
 Bubbl.us Brainstorming Made Simple
 All https//bubbl.us/help/privacy
 CanvaGraphic Design
 13+ https://about.canva.com/terms-of-use/
 Class Dojo
 Encourage students to share best moments with parents
*Teachers should not display individual student rankings to the entire class, only groups.
 Code.org Learn to code
 All http://code.org/privacy
 Codecombat.com Learn to code
 13+ Recommend parent approval
Privacy Policy http://discourse.codecombat.com/privacy
 Collaborative mind maps
 All https://coggle.it/privacy
 Step by step computer science
 13+ http://cs2n.org/privacy
 DuoLingo Learn a new language
 All https://www.duolingo.com/privacy
 Note all work submitted may be used or shared by DuoLingo. The terms caution users not to use DuoLingo to translate confidential information.
 Edmodo Connect, collaborate
 All, with restrictions
 Edpuzzle Engage students with videos, track understanding
 13+ Users should always click box that prohibits site from using account for marketing.
 EduClipper Collaboration between teachers an dstudents
*States they do not knowingly collect personal info from children under 13 without consent.
 EduCreations Share video lessons
 All http://www.educreations.com/privacy/
 Emaze Online presentation production
 All http://www.emaze.com/terms-of-use/
 Vocabulary practice
 14+ if creating accounts
 Gamestar Mechanic
 Learn to design video games
 All https://gamestarmechanic.com/about/privacy
Instructional Architect
 Create interactive web pages
 Create, play, share
 Khan Academy
 Online learning at your own pace
 All* *May use freely if no individual student accounts are created.
 Learn Zillion
 Cloud based curriculum
 All, teacher created accounts only
 Lino Share photos, ideas, discussion
 13+ http://en.linoit.com/
 Minecraft EDU
 Educational version of the original game
 All http://minecraftedu.com/privacy
 MobyMax Common Core based curriculum
 All http://www.mobymax.com/Help/index.php/article/privacy-policy
 News ELA
 Build reading comprehension with current events
 All https://www.newsela.com/pages/privacy-policy/#pages/privacy-policy/
 NoRedInk Helping to improve grammar and writing skills
 13+ https://www.noredink.com/privacy
 OpenEd Build assessments and homework
 13+ http://about.opened.com/privacy/
 Padlet Brainstorming corkboard collaboration tool
 All https://padlet.com/about/privacy
 Piktochart Infographic creation tool
 13+ http://piktochart.com/piktocharts-privacy-policy/
 Powtoon Create animated videos and presentations
 13+ http://www.powtoon.com/blog/privacy-policy/
 Prezi Visual storytelling and presentations
 13+ http://prezi.com/privacy-policy/
 Quia Create activities, quizzes, calendars, surveys and more
 Quizlet Study tool
 *Quizlet disables the Facebook/Twitter components on accounts for users under 13. Teachers should have All students enter birth dates that will indicate that the student is 12 or younger. This will require a parent email address. Instruct students to use the teacher's Google email address, not their parent's email address to create the account. Then the teacher should approve each child's account.

Students should NOT use their SCS Google account to sign up.
 Scratch Program your own interactive stories
 All https://scratch.mit.edu/privacy_policy/
 SkooBo Fun program to learn reading and math
 All http://www.skoolbo.com/terms
 TypingWeb Keyboarding curriculum
 All Students to create username and password, but do not have to use email other other personal data to use the site.
 VoiceThread Collaborate via images
 All, but accounts should be created in K-12 option area
 Voki Create your avatar and tell a story
 13+ http://www.voki.com/privacy_policy.php