Approved Student Apps at SFUSD (Digital Backpack)

Approved Student Apps at SFUSD (Digital Backpack)

These applications are approved for use with students by SFUSD Legal and Department of Technology.

Apps that are not on this list, and which collect any student information whatsoever should not be used with studetns: those applications may sell the students' information or use it for marketing purposes. (A process for requesting the approval of new apps is coming.) Please be a champion for protecting student data privacy, by only using approved apps and by encouraging others to do the same.

You MUST follow these instructions when purchasing apps - SFUSD DoT will not be able to help you install or use applications purchased other ways. Using other methods to obtain applications is a violation of SFUSD legal and business policies. If you have questions, it is always better to contact help@sfusd.edu before making a purchase. 

Recommended Apps

These applications are recommended by SFUSD's Digital Learning Team, and comprehensive support and training is available by emailing help@sfusd.edu with a PD request.

 

Vendor and Product Names

Subjects

Free/Paid

How to Access

How to Add

Google Suite for Education

Gsuite for education logo

Productivity, Email, Word Processing, Classroom, Spreadsheets, Graphic Design, Data & Modeling, Digital Portfolios, Digital Curation, Project Management, Presentations

Free

gmail.com

drive.google.com

links in clever.sfusd.edu

IMPORTANT:

Only the applications listed on the G Suite for Education Website are approved for use. Other Google products may collect and use student information inappropriately.

TypingClub (by EdClub)

TypingClub icon

Typing

TypingClub premium is paid for by SFUSD DoT for all 2d-12th graders

TypingClub free edition can be added in Clever for other students

TypingClub premium is available for other students by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA*.

clever.sfusd.edu

Training for TypingClub is available on the TypingClub Resources Page or by emailing help@sfusd.edu

For PK-1st grade students, teachers can add TypingClub free edition by going to clever.sfusd.edu, logging in, searching for TypingClub, and clicking install. When prompted, add the the application to your teacher page. Your students will access it by clicking your teacher page in Clever.

For PK-1st grade students, TypingClub Premium requires an Individual Service Agreement.

*Please find all ISA's (and product pricing) on the Contracts page

Additional Approved Applications

SFUSD DoT strongly suggests using these applications because of their close integration with Clever (or other SFUSD systems).

Vendor and Product Names

Subjects

Free/Paid

How to Access

How to Add

3P Learning sells the following programs:

  • Gooseberry Planet
  • Mathletics
  • Mathseeds
  • Readiwriter
  • Reading Eggs
  • Spellodrome
  • STEMscopes Science
  • WordFlyers

ReadingEggs Logo

Math, Science, Reading, Spelling, ELA

All 3P Learning products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

For PK-1st grade students, teachers can add TypingClub free edition by going to clever.sfusd.edu, logging in, running a search for TypingClub, and clicking install.

For PK-1st grade students, TypingClub Premium requires an Individual Service Agreement.*

Achieve 3000

Achieve3000 logo

Literacy

All Achieve3000 products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Achieve3000 should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud Mobile

Adobe Spark icon

Web Sites, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Rendering, Digital Storytelling, Digital Portfolios, etc.


Free

Adobe Spark is available to all students at https://spark.adobe.com/ or clever.sfusd.edu.

Creative Cloud Mobile applications are available for free in iPad Self Service. Contact DoT at help@sfusd.edu if the app you need is not available.

Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud Mobile applications are already available to all students. Contact DoT at help@sfusd.edu if you need assistance.

Amplify sells products in the content areas listed at right

Amplify Icon

CKLA, ELA, Science, Reading

Amplify Science is centrally funded for K-5.

All other Amplify products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Amplify Science is available in Clever for all K-5 students and teachers.

Sites or departments wishing to purchase other Amplify content should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Certain Apple Products, including:

  • Apple Classroom
  • Garage Band

iPad Monitoring, Audio Editing

Note: Chromebook monitoring is provided by GoGuardian

Included with Apple devices

   

BrainPOP sells the following products:

  • BrainPOP
  • BrainPOP Jr
  • BrainPOP ELL
  • GameUp

Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health & SEL, Engineering & Tech, ELA

All BrainPOP products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase BrainPOP should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Cloud Lab (New Visions) products:

  • Autocrat
  • Copy Down
  • Goobric
  • Form Mule
  • Quiz Banker
  • Doctopus
  • Form Ranger
  • Sheet Spider
  • Doc Appender

Productivity, Assessment, Quizzes, Forms, Mail Merge, Google Drive, Google Docs

Free

Add the extensions from G Suite Marketplace, then access them from your Google Drive tools (such as Docs, Sheets, and Forms)

G Suite Marketplace

Common Sense Media

Common Sense logo

Digital Citizenship

Free

clever.sfusd.edu

Teachers can add Common Sense by going to clever.sfusd.edu, logging in, searching for Common Sense, and clicking install. When prompted, add the the application to your teacher page. Your students will access it by clicking your teacher page in Clever.

DreamBox

Dreambox Logo

Math

Certain SFUSD pilot programs include access to DreamBox. 

Other sites and classes must fund DreamBox by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase DreamBox should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Edmentum sells the following products:

  • Study Island
  • Exact Path
  • Courseware
  • Reading Eggs
  • Assessments
  • EdOptions
  • Calvert Learning
  • Education City
  • ESL Reading- Smart

CCSS, NGSS, History-SS, AP, CTE, Literacy, Math, ELA

All Edmentum products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Edmentum should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

EVERFI products cover the content areas at right

EVERFI Logo

Workplace Training, Financial Literacy, Higher Education, Community Engagement, Health

Free

clever.sfusd.edu

Contact the Digital Backpack team to have EVERFI activated at your site.

Flocabulary - See Nearpod

       

Freckle - See Renaissance

       

GoGuardian (by Liminex)

GoGuardian Logo

Chromebook Monitoring, Classroom Monitoring

Note: iOS users should look at Apple Classroom

GoGuardian must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.* Please note that the ISA is listed under "Liminex."

GoGuardian is automatically installed on student Chromebooks.

Teachers access GoGuardian at account.goguardian.com, and use the "Login with Google" button.

Sites or departments wishing to purchase GoGuardian should complete an Individual Service Agreement (listed under "Liminex").* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will install the program.

Graduate Profile Showcase

Showcase Icon

Digital Portfolios, Student-Led Conference (SLC), Reflection, Graduate Profile

Free

showcase.sfusd.edu

Showcase is active for all teachers and students at SFUSD.

Greenfield Learning sells the following products:

  • Greenfield University
  • Lexia Reading (Core5, PowerUp, RAPID Assessment)
  • Reading Plus
  • Symphony Math

Reading, Math

All Greenfield products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Greenfield should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

iChineseReader (by iChineseEdu)

Reading and Audiobooks for Mandarin and Cantonese

iChineseReader is provided for dual-language programs by Curriculum and Instruction. Other purchases may be made by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase iChineseReader should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Imagine Learning sells the following products:

  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Assessment

Literacy, Math, ELA

All Imagine Learning products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Imagine Learning should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

IXL products cover the content areas listed at right

IXL Logo

Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, ELA

All IXL products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase IXL should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Learning A-Z sells the following products:

  • Reading A-Z
  • Raz-Kids
  • Raz-Plus
  • Headsprout
  • Science A-Z
  • Writing A-Z
  • Vocabulary A-Z
  • ELL Edition

Reading, Writing, Science, ELA

All Learning A-Z products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Learning A-Z should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Nearpod sells the following products:

  • Flocabulary
  • Nearpod Core
  • Nearpod Instructional Content

ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology & Computer Science

Nearpod free addition is available in Clever - see instructions at right to add.

All Nearpod products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Teachers can add Nearpod free edition by going to clever.sfusd.edu, logging in, searching for Nearpod , and clicking install. When prompted, add the the application to your teacher page. Your students will access it by clicking your teacher page in Clever.

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Nearpod should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Newsela

Newsela Icon

ELA, Information Literacy

Newsela Basic is available for free, and Newsela Premium must be funded by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

Certain SFUSD pilot programs include access to Seesaw Premium. 

clever.sfusd.edu

Teachers can add Newsela free edition by going to clever.sfusd.edu, logging in, searching for Newsela, and clicking install. When prompted, add the the application to your teacher page. Your students will access it by clicking your teacher page in Clever.

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Newsela Premium should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Renaissance sells the following products:

  • Freckle
  • MyON

Math, Literacy, Social Studies, Science, ELA

Freckle free addition is available in Clever - see instructions at right to add.

All Renaissance products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Teachers can add Freckle free edition by going to clever.sfusd.edu, logging in, searching for Freckle, and clicking install. When prompted, add the the application to your teacher page. Your students will access it by clicking your teacher page in Clever.

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Renaissance should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Seesaw

Seesaw Logo

Portfolios, Classroom Management, Communications

Seesaw Basic is available for free, and Seesaw Premium must be funded by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

Certain SFUSD pilot programs include access to Seesaw Premium. 

clever.sfusd.edu (for Seesaw Premium)

web.seesaw.me (for Seesaw Basic)

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Seesaw Premium should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Seesaw Basic is available at web.seesaw.me

Showcase - See Graduate Profile Showcase

       

SoundTrap (by Spotify)

Soundtrap Logo

Podcasting, Audio Recording and Editing, Digital Storytelling

Soundtrap Premium is free for SY 2019-2020.

In SY 2020-2021 onward,  Soundtrap Premium must be funded by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Already available to all at clever.sfusd.edu

TextHelp sells the following products:

  • Read & Write
  • Snapverter
  • Wriq
  • others
Accessibility, Writing, Supportive Functionality Some product licenses are provided by Special Education services. Other products  products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.* auto-installed browser extension Sites or departments wishing to purchase Text Help products should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

Wowzers

Wowzers Icon

Math

All Wowzers products must be funded by a site or Department by completing an ISA. Pricing is located on the ISA.*

clever.sfusd.edu

Sites or departments wishing to purchase Wowzers should complete an Individual Service Agreement.* After the ISA is finalized, DoT will make the program available in Clever.

*Please find all ISA's (and product pricing) on the Contracts page.

Approved with Reservations

The following applications are approved for use with students. We strongly recommend using a "Recommended" or "Additional Approved" application from above because they are significantly easier to use and manage, and offer strong integrations with existing SFUSD systems. Pricing and purchase details for these (and all other) applications can be found on the Contracts page.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (submit a ticket to help@sfusd.edu for information)
  • Avant Assessment
  • BookNook: a reading intervention tool
  • Celtx: a script-writing and production tool
  • Edgenuity: approved for use in credit recovery and provided by Curriculum & Instruction. (If you wish to purchase other Edgenuity services, please submit a ticket for the Digital Backpack team at help@sfusd.edu)
  • Explore Learning: Explore Learning sells Reflex Math, a tool for practicing basic math skills
  • GoalBook: (by Enome) is tool at SFUSD through the Special Education Department (If you wish to purchase other Enome services, please submit a ticket for the Digital Backpack team at help@sfusd.edu)
  • Grammar Gallery (by SG Consulting) (If you wish to purchase other SG Consulting services, please submit a ticket for the Digital Backpack team at help@sfusd.edu)
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: sells Reading Inventory, provided in Clever by RPA (If you wish to purchase other HMH services, please submit a ticket for the Digital Backpack team at help@sfusd.edu)
  • Learning Ally: an audiobook solution, with a focus on vision-impaired and dyslexic learners
  • McGraw Hill: vendor of the WONDER and ALEKS tools (If you wish to purchase other MGH services, please submit a ticket for the Digital Backpack team at help@sfusd.edu)
  • MIND Research Institute: creator of ST Math, a visual teaching tool for K-8
  • N2Y: develops curriculum and communication tools with a focus on Special Education
  • Read Naturally: research-based reading interventions
  • Rosetta Stone: provides SaaS-based subscription access to its language learning solutions and services for K12, including English listening, oral speaking, vocabulary, grammar and writing practice for newcomer students at various levels. 
  • SchoolMessenger: the District's communications platform
  • School Specialty: makers of iSPIRE, a reading support and intervention tool
  • Scientific Learning Corporation:  Cloud-based educational software company providing effective intervention solutions that help every child achieve their learning potential.
  • Scratch Jr: a free story-building tool that teaches programming fundamentals. Available online or through SFUSD iPad Self Service.
  • Screencastify: Screencastify is a tool for recording and editing video from users' screens, aka "Screencasting." 
  • Starfall Education: provides games, books, and movies for reading, phonics, and math
  • TuVa Labs - a visual math-education tool
  • WeVideo: a Chromebook-compatible video editor.  Please note that the free version of WeVideo is not approved for student use - students must only use WeVideo Premium, which can be purchased with an ISA.

Other Applications

A very limited number of applications are approved for purchase under special circumstances and are not listed here. Please contact the Digital Backpack team by submitting a ticket to help@sfusd.edu if you have questions about a program or website that you do not see.

At this time, we are not accepting requests to approve additional applications. We appreciate your patience while we implement the approval process, which is expected in Spring 2020.

Reminder: any application or website that is not listed here, and which collects any student information should not be used with students. You have an obligation to protect all student information, including email addresses and first names. Sharing personal information about students - or instructing them to do so - may violate the students' rights to privacy. Please help us keep our students' personal information safe.