Digital Instruction Materials

  • Lewisville ISD is committed to providing digital access for learning through online materials, resources, and applications.  This page is designed to provide information related to the digital resources that are used and accessed within LISD.

     

    Google Apps for Education (GAFE)


    Students in the Lewisville Independent School District are supplied with a resource, Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Google Apps is a set of online tools for communication, collaboration, time-management, and document storage provided by Google to the district at no cost. Click on the link below to get more info on these tools:

    LISD's Google Apps Overview 

     

    Web-based resources accessed through the Learning Hub (LHub)


    There are a variety of resources and strategies that we use for learning in our classroom, including instructional materials that are both digital and traditional. What we knew as “textbooks” are now a large variety of instructional materials, and the digital resources are portable and much more interactive than traditional texts.  LISD wants to make sure we provide information to parents and guardians of what will be used in class and what you should see at home.  To see a full list of resources that are available through a web browser and accompany district adopted instructional materials click on the link below:

    http://studentapplications.lisd.net

     

    Elementary LISD App Store


    After many discussions with LISD parents, teachers, administrators and Technology Department, the district is set to launch an LISD App Store for elementary students during the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, LISD has developed new iPad guidelines for secondary students.

    By introducing the elementary LISD App Store, the district is able to focus educational opportunities for students by streamlining all apps that are downloaded to district-issued elementary student iPads through one portal.

    • Only the LISD App Store will be available on the elementary student iPad.
    • Only approved, specific apps can be installed on student iPads to prevent any unwanted apps (all apps reviewed for instructional value and appropriateness).
    • Any student/parent purchased apps will no longer be available on LISD elementary iPads.

    Requesting an App to be placed into the LISD Elementary App Store

    Follow the steps below to submit an app for review and possible approval to be added to the LISD Elementary App Store.

    1. Determine if the app you would like to recommend has already been submitted for review by checking the current list in the link below. There are four tabs of Apps to check: Approved, Not Approved, Pending, and Automatically Pushed Apps.

    Click here for a Current List of Apps in the LISD Elementary App Store

    2. If the app you would like to recommend is not on the Current List of Apps, please fill out the App Request Form. 

    LISD Staff Request Form

    3. Apps submitted are reviewed by Digital Learning, Learning and Teaching, and/or Special Services. The review is based on the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for the app and ensuring student privacy, online safety, and the educational alignment of the app.

    4. Apps will be placed into one of these categories:

     

    app cat

     

    Reasons an app may not be approved: 

    • The app is not free.
    • The Terms of Service of the App do not allow for use by students under the age of 13.
    • The app contains features that interfere with student safety, such as in-app texting.
    • The app does not align with learning standards.

     

    Automatically Pushed Elementary Apps

    At the beginning of the year, pushed apps will be automatically downloaded to Elementary 1:X iPads. You may see a list of these apps in a tab on our LISD Elementary App Store page. 

  • Secondary LISD Unapproved Apps


    The secondary guidelines allow more flexibility.

    • Apple App Store available on iPad. Students can download apps with an Apple ID. There are some apps that LISD deems inappropriate. While LISD deems these apps inappropriate, currently there is no technical mechanism for blocking installation of these apps on the secondary student device. Please partner with LISD and play an active role in monitoring the apps installed on your student's device.
    • Unapproved apps are not allowed and could result in disciplinary action. Please refer to the link below to reference the list of unapproved apps.
    • As a parent, you have ultimate control of your student's device. Please refer to this link from Apple regarding setting parental controls.

    For the online form to submit an app to be considered for adding to the Secondary LISD Unapproved App List: