BUSD Supported Tools

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

Refer to our Summary of Technology Subscriptions for information at-a-glance about the BUSD supported tools. (This Google Doc contains log in information and is only viewable within the berkeley.net domain.)

Scroll down below for links to guides for each of these tools.

Summary (poster) of Technology Subscriptions September 2019

A free online graphic design tool which students can use to create quick narrated slideshow videos. Use these log-in instructions to access BUSD's Adobe Spark EDU.

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 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 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.

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

This free website allows teachers to create "grids" so students can post and watch video responses.

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

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

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

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

All BUSD teaching staff and students above 3rd grade can access eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Berkeley Public Library using their berkeley.net sign-in.

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.

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

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

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 is a software being used for intervention and differentiation.

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

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

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

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

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