FBISD's App and Web Tool Approval Process

  • The Instructional Resources Department is committed to ensuring that all instructional materials and supplemental tools are aligned with curricular goals and safe for student/teacher use. The process that is undertaken to review apps and web tools involves a multi-tiered collaborative review system that evaluates each resource based on the following factors:

    • Curricular Alignment
    • Data Privacy
    • Security
    • Internet Safety
    • Technical Specifications (if applicable)

    For more detailed information about the FBISD app/web tool review process, please read the "iPad Application and Web Tool Review Process" overview.

     

    Steps for searching for approved apps or web tool:

    1. Decide if you are searching for an iPad app, webtool, or software program.  Select the correct filter below.
    2. Use the dropdown filters to help narrow your search.  You can also view the entire list by leaving all filters on or downloading the PDF of the updated lists.
    3. To refresh the search database after your initial search, please click the "F5" key on your device.

District Approved WebTools

  • All
  • AAC Evaluation Genie
  • ABCya
  • Animoto for Education
  • Answer Garden
  • Answer Pad
  • Appear.in
  • Apple Classroom
  • AWW App (A Web Whiteboard)
  • Big Huge Labs
  • Blabberize
  • Blendspace (TES Teach)
  • Boardmaker Student Center
  • bubbl.us
  • Canva
  • Character Scrapbook
  • ChatEditor (specialized software)
  • ClassTools
  • CodeHS.com
  • Easel.ly
  • Edmodo
  • Education Galaxy - Already approved
  • Emaze
  • First Then Visual Schedule
  • FlipGrid
  • Free Play Music
  • GIF Creator (Giphy)
  • Go Animate (Vyond)
  • Go Formative
  • Go Talk Now Lite
  • Interactive Constitution
  • Kahoot
  • Keeble Accessible Keyboard
  • Keyboarding Without Tears
  • Knovio
  • LAMP Words for Life
  • Little Writer
  • Make Beliefs Comix
  • Mindmup
  • Mod Math Pro
  • Musicnotes Desks: Music Flash Cards
  • My Storymaker
  • Nearpod
  • Newspaper Generator
  • Osmo Coding Newbie
  • Osmo Masterpiece
  • Osmo Newton
  • Osmo Numbers
  • Osmo Tangram
  • Osmo Word
  • Padlet
  • Pathways
  • Pathways for Core First
  • Pic Monkey
  • Pictello
  • PiktoChart
  • Playposit
  • Poll Everywhere
  • Powtoon
  • Prezi
  • Proloquo2Go
  • Proloquo4Text
  • Quizalize
  • Quizlet
  • Quizziz
  • Read and Write
  • Read, Write, Think Interactives
  • Remind
  • Sculpt Fab
  • Sensory Light Box
  • Sensory Sound Box
  • Slideshare (Linked In)
  • Smore
  • Snap + Core First
  • Snap and Read
  • Snap&Read Universal
  • Socrative
  • Starfall
  • Survey Monkey
  • Symbol-It
  • Tagxedo
  • Thinglink
  • Timeline JS
  • TouchChat HD w/Word Power
  • Twitter
  • Verbally
  • Vocaroo
  • Voki
  • Xodo
  • Xodo (PDF Reader and Annotator by Xodo)
  • ZeeMaps
  • All
  • annotation
  • App
  • assessment
  • digital poster
  • draw
  • graphic organizer
  • infographic
  • multimedia
  • multimedia/presentation
  • music
  • other
  • photo editing
  • presentation
  • simulation/animation
  • software
  • VR
  • web conferencing
  • Web Tool
  • All
  • 13+
  • Everyone
  • Not Stated
  • Teachers
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District Approved Apps

  • All
  • 10 Frame Fill
  • 30 Hands Starter
  • ACT Test Center Manager
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Comp CC
  • Adobe Illustrator Draw
  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Adobe Photoshop Mix
  • Adobe Photshop Sketch
  • Adobe Spark Page
  • Adobe Spark Post
  • Adobe Spark Video
  • Algebra Touch
  • Alphabet Organizer
  • AR Flashcards Space
  • Art Set
  • Articulation Station
  • Artsonia Kids Art Museum
  • ArtStudio
  • Bailboard 3
  • Bee-Bot
  • Bill Atkinson Photo Card
  • Bitsboard Pro/Bitsboard
  • Blob Chorus
  • Blockly
  • Brain Pop
  • Brain Pop, Jr.
  • Calculator Pro+
  • Capstone
  • Capstone 4D
  • Cargo Bot
  • Charms Blue
  • Chartistic Charting
  • Chat Editor
  • ChatterPix Kids
  • ChooseIt! Maker 3
  • Chromville Science
  • Claro Speak-+
  • Coach My Video
  • Comics Head
  • Community Helpers Play & Learn
  • Co-Writer Universal
  • Creative Book Builder
  • CUE by Wonder Workshop
  • DAC App (AP Testing)
  • Daisy the Dinosaur
  • Design Home
  • Destiny Discover
  • Digital Compass-Common Sense Media
  • Disneynature Explore
  • Doceri
  • Dolphin EasyReader
  • Doodle Buddy
  • Doodle Dandy
  • Door 24 Math
  • Dragon Dictation/Dragon Anywhere
  • Dreambox Math Green
  • DuckDuckMoose
  • Duolingo
  • Educreations
  • Endless Numbers
  • Epic!
  • Essential Skeleton 4
  • ESTAR/MSTAR Diagnostic
  • Evernote
  • EVO by Ozobot
  • Exoplanet
  • Explain Everything
  • FarFaria Storybooks
  • Fast Draw Sports
  • Fetch! Lunch Rush
  • Flip Grid
  • Freedom Stories AR
  • Garage Band
  • GeoBoard
  • Go for Dash & Dot Robots
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Drive
  • Google Translate
  • Green Screen by Do Ink
  • Haiku Deck
  • Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read
  • Hopscotch
  • How To Make Origami
  • HP Reveal (Formerly Aurasma)
  • iBooks
  • iMovie
  • i-nigma QR Code
  • Interactive Math Glossary (Texas Education Agency)
  • iStation
  • iSURVEY
  • iTalk Recorder
  • iTunesU
  • iWriteWords
  • Keynote
  • Khan Academy
  • Kids A-Z
  • L’Escapadou Word Wizard
  • Learning Ally
  • Lee Paso a Paso
  • Lego Education MINDSTORMS EV3
  • Lego Mindstorms Robot Commander
  • LetterSchool-Learn to Write! Lite
  • Lexia
  • Life of a Monarch Buttrefly
  • Line-em Up
  • Long Division Touch
  • Make 10 Plus
  • Make Another Number Sentence
  • Math Ref
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Lens
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Sway-App NO LONGER available in the Apple store. Online version must be used.
  • Microsoft Word
  • My Math Flash Cards
  • My PlayHome
  • MyON
  • NASA Visualization Explorer
  • National Gallery of Art HD
  • NCSU MyTech
  • NearPod
  • Numbers
  • OnCue Prompter
  • OneDrive for iOS
  • Open eBooks
  • Origami Paper Art
  • Osmo Coding Awbie
  • Osmo Numbers
  • Osmo Tangram
  • Osmo Word
  • Padlet
  • Pages
  • Path for Dash & Dot Robots
  • Pattern Shapes
  • PBS Kids Games
  • PBS Kids Video
  • PDF Notes for iPad
  • Pearson Dash
  • Pic Collage
  • Pick Me!
  • Pixlr
  • Poll Everywhere
  • Popplet Lite
  • Preschool and Toddler Kid Learning
  • Prodigy Math Game
  • Puffin Academy
  • QR Code Reader by Scan
  • Quaver QR Scanner
  • Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music
  • Quiver
  • Quizizz
  • Quizlet
  • Reflex Student
  • Rhythm Cat
  • Run Marco
  • RWT Crosswords
  • RWT Timeline
  • Schoology
  • Science 360
  • Scratch, Jr.
  • Sequence It
  • Shadow Puppet Edu
  • Shakespeares Globe 360
  • Skyward Mobile Access
  • SlideIdea
  • SmartBook
  • SmartMusic
  • Snap Type Pro
  • Socrative Student
  • Socrative Teacher
  • Solar System Scope
  • Spark Camera
  • Sphero Edu
  • STAAR Online
  • Staff Wars
  • Starfall
  • Stop Motion Studio
  • StoryKit
  • Swift Playgrounds
  • Swivl
  • TalkingPoints
  • Tawe
  • Tayasui Sketches
  • Tesla Town
  • The Chemical Touch
  • The Chemical Touch Lite
  • ThingLink
  • Tiggly Story Maker
  • Tiny Scanner Pro
  • TonalEnergy Tuner & Metronome
  • Toontastic
  • Treble Cat Lite/Treble Cat
  • Tumblebooks
  • Tune Train
  • Tynker
  • Venn Diagram
  • Virtual Nerd Mobile Math
  • Voice Dream Reader
  • Voice Record Pro
  • WeDo 2.0 Lego Education
  • WeVideo
  • Wonder for Dash & Dot Robots
  • Word Mover
  • Xylo
  • YouTube
  • All
  • Admin Tool
  • Assessment
  • Assessment/Testing
  • Assistive Tech
  • Assistive Tech/Productivity
  • Assistive Technology
  • Assistive Technology/dyslexic student support
  • Coding/Robotics
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Curriculum Support
  • Dictionary/Research
  • Display
  • eBooks
  • eBooks/Audiobooks
  • Game/Assessment
  • Game/Augmented Reality
  • Game-based Learning
  • Knowledge Building
  • Language Tool
  • Learning Management System
  • Multimedia
  • Multimedia/Create & Publish
  • Multimedia/Photo Editing
  • Productivity
  • Productivity/Accessibility
  • Productivity/Skills Review
  • Productivity/Student Creation
  • Productivity/Web-Browser
  • Recording
  • Simulations/Animations
  • Skill Building
  • Skill Building Support
  • Skill Building/Skill Reinforcement
  • Skill Building/Skill Reinforcing
  • Skill Reinforcement
  • Skill Reinforcement/Interactive Learning
  • Skill Reinforcement/Skill Building
  • Streaming Educational Content
  • Student Creation
  • Teacher Tool
  • Testing/Assessment
  • Web Browser
  • Web-Browser
  • All
  • Admin Only
  • All
  • All Levels
  • As per FBISD Math Department’s Recommended Use
  • Early Childhood/Elementary
  • Early Childood/Elementary
  • EC
  • EC-1
  • Elementary
  • Elementary/Middle
  • Grades 1-8
  • Grades 2-8
  • Grades 3-12
  • Grades 3-8
  • Grades 4-12/Teachers and Staff
  • Grades 5-12
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades PK-3
  • Grades PK-5
  • High School (13 and up)
  • High School Only
  • K-12
  • PK-3
  • Secondary
  • Teachers
  • Teachers/Staff
  • Teachers/Staff Only
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District Approved Software

  • All
  • Adobe Air
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Audacity
  • Bird Brain
  • BlueJ
  • Cadet Records Manager
  • Capstone
  • Chief Architect
  • Co:Writer Universal Software
  • Console8
  • DevPro
  • EarSketch
  • Fastdraw
  • Finale/Finale NotePad (Free Version)
  • Game Stack
  • GMetrix
  • Graphical Analysis
  • Greenfoot
  • Hudl Video Editor and Hudl Mercury
  • Hy-Tek Team Manager
  • Jaws Screen Reader
  • Jcreator
  • Jeroo
  • Kite
  • Lego EV3 (Teacher and Student Version for all Lego applications)
  • Lego EV3 Engineering Design Challenge
  • Lego EV3 Science
  • Lego NXT
  • Lego Space Challenge
  • Look to Learn
  • Math Quiz Game Show
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Community
  • MyGaze Assistive 2
  • NuVoice PASS
  • PyGame (The Library)
  • Python
  • Pyware 3d
  • Real Care
  • Scratch
  • Scratch Offline Editor/ Scratch 3.0
  • Snap
  • STAAR Online Testing Platform
  • Structural Stress Analyzer
  • TI Nspire Navigator
  • Unity
  • Visual Studio 2017
  • Wacom Professional Pen Drivers
  • All
  • All campuses
  • Athletics
  • Athletics / Swimming and Diving
  • CTE
  • CTE/PLTW
  • Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • NA
  • Science/Mathematics
  • Special Education
  • Speical Education
  • Technology Applications
  • Technology Applications or CTE
  • Technology Applications
  • Technology Applications or CTE
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Downloadable Lists of Approved Tools

App/Web Tool Request Process


  • SUBMITTING A REQUEST- If you would like to submit a request to have the App/Web Tool Committee review a tool, please adhere to the following submission window dates. 

     

    App or Web Tool Review Request Form

     

    THE FALL 2019 SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED

     

    FALL SUBMISSION WINDOW

    Requests Accepted: August 28, 2019-September 27, 2019

    Requests Reviewed: October 1, 2019-November 1, 2019

    Approved App List Updated: Mid-End of November

     

  • Many technology tools come out every year.  As a district we strive to be at the forefront in innovation and pedagogical practices but we also work to keep our student's safe.  When looking for a tool for your classroom or before submitting one for review please take a moment to check things such as the tools privacy policy and other sections such as unfiltered galleries or how the tool requires students to save their work.  These little things can impact if a tool can be used safely with different levels of students.

     

    A starting point is Common Sense Education.  This site reviews many tools and is a starting point for seeing if a tool will meet the needs of safety and use with our students.

     

    Please visit Common Sense Education for additional information on app privacy ratings and reviews.

    Common Sense Education’s Privacy Rating URL: https://privacy.commonsense.org/

    Common Sense Education’s EdTech Reviews and Resources URL: https://www.commonsense.org/education/edtech-reviews-resources