• LISD App Store (pk-8)

    After many discussions with LISD parents, teachers, administrators and Technology Department, the district launched 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 LISD App Store, the district is able to focus educational opportunities for students by streamlining all apps that are downloaded to district-issued elementary/middle school student iPads through one portal. 

    • Only the LISD App Store will be available on the elementary student iPad.
      • Any student/parent purchased apps are not available on LISD elementary iPads.
      • Only approved, specific apps can be installed on student iPads to prevent any unwanted apps (all apps reviewed for instructional value and appropriateness).
    • Middle school students will have access to the LISD App Store and can also have access to the Apple App store with parent created Apple ID.

    The LISD App Store is currently in place for all students in PreK through 8th grade on district issued devices.

    Requesting an App to be placed into the LISD App Store

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

    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/chatting.
    • The app does not align with learning standards.