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Digital Tools

Renton School District utilizes many powerful digital tools to enhance student learning by engaging students and increasing inclusive, equitable instruction.We will continue to refine the tools we offer to meet student needs.

Core Digital Learning Resources (e.g learning management systems, literacy resources, video editing)

Tool Category Grade Band Purpose
Career Cruising Career Exploration 9-12 Career exploration tool
Code.org Coding All Curricula and resources to support Computer Science
MyOn Digital Library K-5 Digital Library (select K-5)
Newsela Digital Library 6-8 Differentiated news articles (6-8 grade)
King County Library System

Digital Library

All Online books and resources
Google Classroom Learning Management System All Connect teachers and students directly with class content, including learning activities, assignments, and assessments.
Canvas Learning Management System All Connect teachers and students directly with class content, including learning activities, assignments, and assessments.
DreamBox Math K-8 Common Core Aligned, K – 8 mathematics tool in adaptive game format that analyzes multiple data points to adjust instruction instantly to meet student needs. 

Office 365

Productivity tools All Share drafts of documents, presentations, and access/manage email out of district
Google Suite for Education Productivity tools All Create collaborative documents, presentations and spreadsheets
OneNote Productivity tools All Shared projects and notes, draft documents in a digital binder
OneDrive Productivity tools All Cloud storage of documents
Google Drive Productivity tools All Cloud storage of documents
WorldBook Library Reference Tools All Online Encyclopedia
Destiny (Follett) Library Reference Tools All Library Catalog
(ProQuest Suite (SIRS Discover, SIRS Explorer, ProQuest, History Center, Culture Grams) Library Reference Tools All Notification database, including subject-specific databases
Pebble Go and Pebble Go Next Library Reference Tools K-5 Research tools for emergent readers
Clever Single sign on All Enable students to sign into RSD supported programs in one click
Gizmos (Explore Learning) Science 6-12 Interactive science simulations, searchable by standard
WeVideo Video editing All Online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, create, view and share movies
Discovery Education Video streaming All Curated videos for streaming, searchable by standard, grade level, and subject, as well as other resources such as Board Builder

 

Core Digital Organizational Resources (e.g intranet, student information system, productivity tools)

Tools Category Users Purpose
Absence Management / FrontLine Absence Management RSD staff Manage staff absences, arrange for substitutes
Curriculum Center 2.0 in Canvas Curriculum Center RSD staff Give educators access to scope and sequence, assessments, standards, and resources for each content area and grade level
helpdesk.rentonschools.us Help Desk RSD staff Technical Questions
RSDnet Intranet RSD staff For RSD STAFF: secure location for documents (e.g. HR forms, purchasing, budget information), and forms and workflows that are available only to RSD staff.
Google classroom Learning management systems Students, staff, and families Connect teachers and students directly with class content, including learning activities, assignments, and assessments.
Canvas Learning management systems Students, staff, and families Connect teachers and students directly with class content, including learning activities, assignments, and assessments.
Your school's RSD website (at rentonschools.us) Public website Public, families, staff Inform the PUBLIC about what is happening in your school
OPTIONAL google sites Public website Public, families, staff OPTIONAL teacher websites: Share teachers' bios, photos, resources
Print Shop Print Orders RSD staff Request for high quality printing and duplication services
Office 365 Productivity tools RSD staff, students Share drafts of documents, presentations, and access/manage email out of district
Google Suite for Education Productivity tools RSD staff, students Create collaborative documents, presentations and spreadsheets
OneNote Productivity tools RSD staff, students Shared projects and notes, draft documents in a digital binder
OneDrive Productivity tools RSD staff, students Cloud storage of documents
Google Drive Productivity tools RSD staff, students Cloud storage of documents
ProDev Portal Professional Development Portal RSD Staff Find and register for RSD professional development courses, track completion to earn clock hours
Skyward Student Information System RSD Staff, students, and families Manage student records and information, courses, scheduling, grading, etc. Can be used to run enrollment reports, admissions, course schedules, grades and more.

 

Reviewed Digital Resources (supported, allowed, not allowed) and link to resource request form

Here is the list of reviewed resources that categorizes digital learning tools in these categories:

  • Supported - Provided by the district with technical and instructional support
  • Allowed - Teachers may use with principal approval, but without district technical or instructional support
  • Not Allowed - Teachers and students may not use for legal, technical, or instructional reasons

If a tool does not appear on the list above, please review our Digital Resource Request Process and complete the Digital Resource Request Form to ensure that tools pass our legal, technical, and instructional reviews.

Tools must go through our resource request process if they require any of the following:

  • Logins or passwords
  • Student or staff data
  • Installation on a device
  • Software add-ons like Java, Flash
  • Families, please contact your student's teacher for login information for below tools.
  • Staff, login information can be accessed at the  Digital Learning SharePoint.