Highline Digital Tools
A committee comprised of members of Communications, Technology, and Teaching Learning & Leadership departments exists to evaluate digital tools. Before using a digital tool with students or families, please review the LearnPlatform Library of Tools. This process exists to offer guidance around the selection of digital tools that are safe to use with students and align with Highline's strategic plan goals and foundations. Staff can request that digital tools be reviewed by the Digital Tool Review Committee by using the LearnPlatform link below, searching for the tool, and clicking the "request" option. Staff will login using their district Google account. In "Details," scroll to "Resources" to see HPS specific information about each tool. Watch this video for more information about navigating LearnPlatform.
The Digital Tool Review Committee will not be convening over the summer to review digital tools. If you need a tool reviewed, please submit the request through LearnPlatform and requests will be fulfilled starting in August.
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Please consider these questions when determining whether or not you should submit a digital tool for review:
- Does the digital tool involve communication with students or families?
- Is there an already approved tool that serves the same purpose?
- Do you have to share student identifiable information to set up student accounts? (includes those that use Google single-sign on)
- Do you intend for this to be used in multiple schools or for a district adoption including pilots?
- Will it require HPS funds?
- Is the intended purpose delivery of instructional content?
If your answer to any of these questions is YES, please request that the tool be reviewed by the committee.
Does the digital tool meet our criteria?
The committee's goal is to ensure teachers and students have access to the digital tools that support their work and that also meet our obligation to comply with state and federal law and best practices as stated in our Acceptable Use Policy and Equity Policy. The committee also reviews tools using the Equity Lens.
Additionally, unless adopted as core material, any digital tool is supplemental, used to support the core material. Digital tools play a role in supporting a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, but unless specifically adopted, do not replace adopted core material.