Meriden Public Schools

Approved Apps / Software

The following is a list of software that meets the State of Connecticut data privacy and security requirements of PA 16-189/18-125 and can be used with students. More information about these vendors may be found on the MPS Student Data Privacy page.

Approved App/Software   Can be used under 13?
Actively Learn   Yes
A List   N/A
Art Rich   N/A
Cengage (Perspectivas)   N/A
Charms   Yes, with parental consent
Chrome Music Lab   Yes
ClassLink   Yes   Yes, with parental consent
College Board   N/A   permission needed for all students
Crunched, Inc   N/A
Curriculum Associates (iReady)   Yes
Decision Ed   N/A
Discover Video (HB Communications)   No
Discovery Education   Yes   Yes, with parental consent
Edmodo   Yes, with parental consent
EdPuzzle   Yes, with parental consent
Edublogs   Yes, with parental consent
Emotional ABCs   Yes
Explore Learning LLC   No
FamilyID   N/A
Florida Virtual Schools   N/A
Flipgrid   Yes, with parental consent
(Flipgrid Teacher Toolkit)
Follett   No
Freckle   Yes
FPV Freerider   Yes
Geogebra   No
Houghton Mifflin   Yes
Imagine Learning   Yes
Jostens   N/A
Kajeet   Yes
Khan Academy   No
Kinvolved   N/A
Knowledge Matters   N/A   Yes
Legends of Learning   Yes
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Pennies for Patients)   Yes, with parental consent
McGraw Hill Education   Yes
MIND Research Institute (ST Math)   Yes
MIT App Inventor   Educational version only
MobyMax   Yes
Music First/Soundation   Yes, with parental consent
Musiquest   Yes
myON (Renaissance Learning)   Yes
National Geographic Bee   Yes, with parental consent
Naviance   N/A
Newsela   Yes
No Red Ink   Yes, with parental consent
Nutrislice   Yes, with parental consent,
account not required to view menus
Odysseyware   No
OverDrive   Cannot create an account, but can use services that do not require an account
Padlet   Can post to, but not create padlets
Peachjar   N/A
Pearson Realize (Digital Content)   Yes
Piktochart   No
PlayVS   No
Precision Exams   No
Premier Portraits Inc., LLC   Yes, if no student profile is created
Prodigy   Yes
Proloquo2Go   Yes, no student data collected
QuaverEd, Inc   Yes
Reading Plus   Yes
ReCap   Yes, with parental consent
School Messenger (West)   N/A
Screencastify   Yes
Securly   N/A
SeeSaw   Yes, with parental consent
Signal Vine   N/A
Studio 393   No
texthelp   Yes
TreeRing   Yes, with parental consent   Yes
Vista Higher Learning   No (4th & 5th grade only)   Yes
WeVideo   Yes, with parental consent

Vendors who have pledged to meet the requirements of the state law can be found at the State of Connecticut Educational Software Hub (users new to the site need to create an account).

However, a written agreement between the district and vendor is required before any software that collects student information may be used in the classroom.