FCPS Digital Tools
Many of the learning activities, educational programs, and services that FCPS teachers use with students involve interactive websites that require a student login. These “Digital Tools” are thoroughly reviewed by our curriculum, technology, and student data teams for approval for student use and for compliance with all federal and state student data privacy laws.
Core Digital Tools
Core Digital Tools are the digital tools that FCPS has purchased to deliver essential educational services to our students. Examples of these digital tools include G Suite for Education, Schoology, and Naviance. Student accounts are generally created at the district level using the students' FCPS login credentials (single sign on). Student use of these Core Digital Tools is required as a part of the academic programs specific to student grade levels.
Supplementary Digital Tools
Supplementary Digital Tools are the digital tools that FCPS has authorized teachers to use with students to enrich their educational experience. Examples of these digital tools are Desmos, Padlet, Quizlet, and SketchUp. Student accounts are generally created by the teacher or the student, depending on the grade level and the digital tool. Parents have the opportunity to “opt out” of their children’s use of these Supplementary Digital Tools and ask teachers to provide alternatives for their children.
*These digital tools lists are updated periodically as new digital tools are purchased or authorized for student use.