BUSD Supported Tools

These tech tools are district funded and/or district supported.

Desmos

Allows you to pose questions to students, both multiple choice and open-ended, and see all of their work in real time on your screen. This Interactive math modeling software is connected to Engage NY curriculum.

Destiny Library

Destiny Library is the library management system used by all the BUSD school libraries. It provides access to the catalog of books and other materials in the library's holdings as well as some streaming ebooks and audiobooks.

EdPuzzle

EdPuzzle is a website which helps you use YouTube or other videos in your classroom more seamlessly. You can edit videos and add questions or explanations within videos from YouTube.

Encyclopedia Britannica

This fact-checked online encyclopedia has hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, and images.

Flocabulary

Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students in educational content in all content areas.

Google Read & Write

A Google Chrome Web Extension that provides support tools for students, especially reading websites aloud to students.

Google Translate

This tool translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.

IXL

Provides online practice in core subjects. Used in middle school math classes.

Newsela

Newsela has a growing bank of thousands of current event, content specific, and high interest articles all available in 5 different reading levels.

OverDrive

All BUSD students and staff at our secondary schools (Berkeley High, King, Willard, Longfellow & B-Tech) can use the Berkeley Public Library OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks -- using your berkeley.net email.

Pear Deck

Pear Deck is an interactive presentation software. Teachers can add questions to Google Slides that allow students to share answers, ideas, and interact with content being taught.

ProQuest

This database offers a vast collection of resources -- ideal for students conducting academic research.

Quizlet

Quizlet is a learning tool useful for reviewing vocabulary and major concepts through flashcards and games.

Screencastify

Screencasting is the digital recording of the computer screen and audio narration. Use of this tool may include practicing oral fluency, creating podcasts or tutorials, and much more.

ST Math

ST Math is a software being used for intervention and differentiation.

Tales2Go

Streaming audiobook service. All K-8 students and staff have accounts.

TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks.net is an online database containing thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in K–12.

TrueFlix

TrueFlix offers dozens of units to supplement the social studies and science curricula, each consisting of a digital nonfiction book, brief video, and additional resources. K-5.

Tynker

Tynker is a self-paced computer programming software for students in elementary school.

Typing Club

Typing Club consists of 650 typing lessons including videos, games, and practice activities.

Zearn

Zearn is based on Engage NY elementary math curriculum and offers students engaging, differentiated lessons.