Transition to District Approved Applications

Transitioning from Adobe Creative Cloud Express and Quizlet to our District-Approved Applications

The MCS Technology Advisory Committee decided collectively to block Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly known as Adobe Spark) and Quizlet due to not signing the student data privacy agreement required by California Ed Code Law with Modesto City Schools.

When:

  • 11/4/2022: Adobe Creative Cloud Express and Quizlet will be blocked for students

  • 1/20/2023: Quizlet will be blocked for teachers to give time to export quizzes and import them into District-Approved Applications. We encourage teachers to use Quizizz and StudyMate in Schoology.

  • Note: Adobe Creative Cloud Express will not be blocked for teachers. We do encourage all teachers to use Canva EDU and WeVideo.

  • Note: We are not blocking the Adobe Creative Cloud on the Windows desktop that is used by CTE Teachers and Students.

Adobe Creative Cloud Express

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly known as Adobe Spark) is a web-based tool for creating graphics and short videos.

District-Approved Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud Express include:

  • Canva EDU

  • WeVideo Pro (with Schoology Integration)

These tools are located in the MCS App Portal for Students and Teachers.

Quizlet

  • Quizlet is a check for understanding and digital flashcard ed tech tool that has gamified learning

District-Approved Alternatives to Quizlet include:

  • Quizizz Pro (with Schoology Integration)

  • StudyMate (with Schoology Integration)

  • Kahoot

These tools are located in the MCS App Portal for Students and Teachers.

Transition to District-Approved Application Features

Transition from Adobe Creative Cloud Express to Canva EDU and WeVideo

Canva EDU Logo

Canva for Education Tech Help Center Webpage

Canva is a web-based graphic design tool that allows for easy creation of images, infographics, flyers, and more. Canva has recently expanded into GIF and video-making. We have Canva EDU licenses for all students and teachers!

WeVideo Logo

WeVideo Tech Help Center Webpage

WeVideo is a web-based video editing tool that allows students and teachers to create video projects, podcasts, and animated gifs. WeVideo integrates with Schoology for assignments and grade-passback! We have WeVideo Pro Edition for all students and teachers!

PD Catalog Registration

Canva EDU PD Catalog Trainings (Qualifies for PD Incentive) in Microsoft Teams from 3:45pm-4:45pm on:

PD Catalog Registration

WeVideo PD Catalog Trainings (Qualifies for PD Incentive) in Microsoft Teams from 3:45pm-4:45pm on:

Transition from Quizlet to Quizizz or StudyMate in Schoology

Quizizz Logo

Quizizz Tech Help Center Webpage

Quizizz is a check for understanding tool that allows for teachers to build quizzes and have students compete for the high score in a fun, gamified way. We have District-license to Quizizz Pro Edition for all students and teachers!

StudyMate

StudyMate in Schoology offers digital flash cards that the student or teacher can create and share with the class. There are 11 self-assessments and games in all supporting a range of learning styles and objectives. Watch the vendor showcase StudyMate in our How Did They Do That Live February Event we held last year.

Export Quizlet

In this video learn how to Export Quizlet quizzes and import them into Kahoot, Quizizz, or StudyMate in Schoology. The video has chapters in the description to skip to the section you are interested in reviewing.

PD Catalog Registration

Quizizz PD Catalog Trainings (Qualifies for PD Incentive) in Microsoft Teams from 3:45pm-4:45pm on:

PD Catalog Registration

StudyMate in Schoology PD Catalog Trainings (Qualifies for PD Incentive) in Microsoft Teams from 3:45pm-4:45pm on:

PD Catalog Registration

Quizlet Export Office Hours PD Catalog Trainings (Qualifies for PD Incentive) in Microsoft Teams from 3:45pm-4:45pm on:

Schedule Training for Staff

Schedule training for Staff Meetings, PLC Collaborations, Grade Level or Subject Area Group Training on Exporting Quizlet, Quizizz, StudyMate, Canva EDU, or WeVideo topics at http://mcsedtech.com/services

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact our Help Desk by using the online web portal at http://support.mcs4kids.com or by phone 209-574-8600 or by email at helpdesk@monet.k12.ca.us