Approved Digital Resources


At the time of review, the below-listed apps met district criteria deeming them safe for student use. Vendors may change their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; therefore, app approval statuses are subject to change.

aacorn AAC

ABC MAGIC PHONICS - Learning Sounds and Letters

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program pays tuition and mandatory fees for qualified, low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska colleges or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with these institutions. 

ACT Online Prep

AIMSweb 2.0

Amplify

Core K-8 science curriculum resource alinged to standards. District adopted and supported.

AR Flash Cards

Bensound

Biblionasium

Big Ideas Math

Blockly & Go for Dash & Dot Robots

Boardmaker Student Center

Box Island

BrainPOP

Brainpop Jr

BrainPop Jr. Movie of the Week

Camera

Cargo-Bot

Central Community College (Web Central)

Web portal for dual enrolled students.

 

ChatterPix Kids

Chess Clock by Chess.com

CINCH Learning

Cimo & Snow Spelling Pals Lite

Cisco Networking Academy

Online learning platform specializing in networking, security, IOT, and programing.

Class Dojo

Classroom management tool where teachers reward individual, group, and class behaviors.  This is an in-class tool only and used without individual student accounts.  Students use a teacher-generated Class Code to enter a session.

Clever

Co:Writer Universal

Code.org

CodingBat

Live coding problems to build coding skill in Java and Python (example problem). CodingBat is a project by Nick Parlante, a computer science lecturer at Stanford.

CogAT

Reliable and valid abilities assessment platform.  CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) lets educators make important programming recommendations, understand how each student learns, and gain valuable information about all students.

Subject: Assessment | Grade: 2, 6
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CommonLIt

CommonLit delivers high-quality instructional materials that support student literacy development.

CompTIA

Performance-based exams certify foundational IT skills across a variety of devices and operating systems.

 

ConnectEd (McGraw-Hill)

CPAA

CPMP - Tools

Crayola Color Alive

CS-First

Daisy the Dinosaur

Desmos Graphing Calculator

Digital Passport (Common Sense Media)

Digital Passport™ by Common Sense Education is an award-winning suite of engaging games that address key issues facing kids in today's digital world.

DOGOnews

Dreambox

Ed Your Friend

Edmentum Courseware (& Edmentum Study Island)

Education Quest

EducationQuest Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska.  EducationQuest provides free college planning services, need-based scholarship programs, college access grants for high schools, college access resources for middle schools, and outreach services for community agencies.

eHarcourt

Epic!

Expeditions

facts4me

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for college or grad school.

Follett Destiny

Formative

FreeFlight Pro

G Suite Training

GeoGebra Math Apps

Geoboard by the Math Learning Center

Google Arts & Culture

Google partnered with 17 international museums to provide high quality content, virtual tours, and more in this Virtual Museum Collection.

Google Suite (G Suite)

Core productivity and collaboration suite for Grand Island Public Schools including: Calendar, Classroom, Drive, Docs, Gmail, Hangouts (gr. 9-12), Keep, Sheets, Sites, Slides.

Google Chrome

Google Dictionary by Google

 

Google Earth

 

Google Similar Pages

Google Translate

Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Suite for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase

Harcourt Social Studies

Headsprout

incubatoredu

iPevo Presenter | Visualizer

i-Ready

Differentiated instruction for students. Designed to get students excited about learning and to support teachers in the challenge of meeting the needs of all learners.

IXL - Math and English

Kahoot!

Student response system for game-like quizzes in real time environment

Khan Academy

Comprehensive online learning resource with practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners.

Kids A-Z

Kodable - Coding for Kids

Let's Talk! - Customer Landing Page

Customer experience and community engagement platform for students, parents, teachers, and support staff.  With customer service at its center, Let's Talk helps give school communities a voice and build stronger relationships with stakeholders.

 

Matter and Energy in Ecosystems Sim

Medical Language Lab (F.A. Davis in partnership with B.E. Publishing)

Online medical terminology text. Based on proven language methodology, the Medical Language Lab guides learners from basic through advanced levels of proficiency to become fluent medical language speakers.

Metabolism Sim

MindMup 2

MySciLEARN (FastForWord)

Language and Reading Intervention Program for Struggling Readers and English Language Learners

Mystery Science

Supplemental science resource with open-and-go lessons.

Natural Selection Sim

Nearpod

Teachers embed polls, interactive quizzes, and open-ended questions in slideshow presentations. Students enter teacher generated code to enter session. Teachers launch the presentation and observe live student progress.

Nebraska Career Connections (Kuder)

Education and career planning resource that brings Nebraska's students, parents, educators, adults, and employers together.

No Red Ink (Free)

Builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

OBS Studio

Origo: Stepping Stones - Slate

Stepping Stones is a core mathematics program, K-5, written by a team of experts focused on educational research that demonstrates how children learn math most effectively.

OverDrive

Online digital library where eBooks, audiobooks, and more are available for borrowing. Students access resources through their Clever portal.

Ozobot

Pearson VUE

Secure testing platform for CompTIA industry certification.

Percentally Pro 2

Populations and Resources Sim

Precision Exams

Industry-aligned Career and Technical Education exams that help students validate the knowledge and skills they have gained in the classroom. Educators receive powerful reporting tools they can use to evaluate their students’ understanding.

Quiver - 3D Coloring App

Quantile: Summer Math Challenge (MetaMetrics, Inc)

Quizlet

Raz-Kids

ReadWorks Digital

 

Reflex

Adaptive and individualized, Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for grades 2+.

Remind

School communication and messaging platform.

Robotx for VEX Robotics 4.x

Scan to Web

ScanQR

Scratch

Coding platform designed by MIT.  Create stories, games, and animations.

ScratchJr

Shop Boss

Leading automotive repair software designed for core functions of the auto repair shop and day-to-day operations.

Sight Words Learning Games & Reading Flash Cards

SLP Toolkit

Socrative

Student response system for teacher created quizzes and polls.

Sora (by OverDrive)

Online digital library where eBooks, audiobooks, and more are available for borrowing. Students access resources through their Clever portal.

Sphero | Sphero EDU

Students learn and create code for Sphero robots.

Starfall

Website and companion iPad apps that help children to read with phonics. Starfall's systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

Swift Playgrounds

Teach Your Monster To Read

Tinkercad

Easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. 

 

Touch, Look, Listen ~ My First Words

TumbleBooks

Turtle Diary

Veescope Live Green Screen App

Visible Body [Pilot]

Anatomy and physiology visuals where students learn and healthcare professionals practice.

VLC

Voice Dream Reader

Woot Math

Real time formative math assessments (quizzes and warm-ups). Teacher and student data analytics dashboards with Google Classroom integration.