• Software & Systems Descriptions

    (Partial Listing) 

    Agiloft: (Service Desk) A means to support and help users with technology issues, managing the issues from their inception through their resolution.

    AimsWeb: A benchmarking and progress monitoring system based on direct, frequent and continuous student assessment.

    Big Ideas Math: A comprehensive online math program.

    Blackboard App: A mass notification platform that provides users important information via text, email, voice, or on the go via your Smartphone.

    ClassLink: With ClassLink, students access all their digital learning resources quickly and easily with just one set of login credentials to remember (single sign on).

    Classroom App: This app allows teachers to manage the school-issued iPads that students use in class K-8.

    Classroom Screen: Turns a classroom whiteboard or any blank white space as an interactive white board.

    Clever: A single-sign-on solution, allowing users to log into applications with a single set of credentials, configured at the district level.

    ConnectEd/Reading Wonders: Reading Wonders is designed to foster a love of reading in all children, grades K-6 through their online platform.

    Destiny: A complete library management system that can be accessed from anywhere, 24/7, helping to strengthen the crucial bond between the library, the classroom, and home.

    Downingtown’s Assistance Center: A means to support and help users with transportation issues, managing the issues from their inception through their resolution.

    Fast ForWard: An online evidence based reading program.

    FitnessGram: A tool to assess the physical and aerobic fitness of district students by creating a ‘student fitness report card.’

    G-Suite for Education: (formerly called Google Apps for Education or GAFE): GAFE is a suite of online productivity tools used to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings via the secure Google domain ‘@dasd.org’. The applications can be accessed from any device and saved locally or on the secure Google DASD domain.

    Infinite Campus: The student information system (SIS) is the secure database that maintains all student information for accountability purposes such as: demographics, grades, attendance, discipline and class assignments/scheduling. Infinite Campus creates official documents like report cards and transcripts as well as the required reportable data for the state and federal government. Infinite campus is the only authoritative online source for student grades and attendance information. One username and password provides access, however, the features available are different depending on the school attended, i.e. the high schools have more features available then the elementary schools.

    IXL: An online tool to track student and classroom performance and identify areas for growth.

    Math 180: An intensive online math program designed for students in grades 6 and up.

    Math in Focus/Think Central: An online system that empowers students to develop critical-thinking skills, positive attitudes and confidence needed to set the stage for achievement.

    My HRW: Provides students access to digital materials associated with one or more HMH programs within the elementary and middle school levels.

    My Math Lab:A series of online courses that ensure students are successful in their mathematics course and adequately prepared for college, career and life.

    Naviance:  A college and career readiness platform that partners with high schools to provide students with college planning and career assessment tools including access to the common college application.

    NearPod: An online student engagement platform that integrates student devices with teacher developed content in an interactive response format with the goal of increasing student access to information, ideas and immersive learning.

    Newsela: Publishes online news articles daily leveled by grade to help students master the advanced literacy skills.

    Pay Schools Central (Formerly Pay For It): DASDs secure online payment portal for parents and taxpayers to remit online via credit card, debit card or check routing number. Bank fees may apply.

    Pearson/Holt-McDougal (EasyBridge): Centralized online tools that can be accessed by students for all integrated Pearson K-12 products.

    PLTW: (Project Lead the Way) STEM curricula for use by middle and high schools.

    PTCFast: An online service used to make it easy to schedule parent-teacher conferences. Once parents create an account and schedule their conference email confirmations and reminders are sent. Parents can also change their appointment time once scheduled via PTCFast.

    Puffin Academy: An iPad Flash browser for K-8 students.

    Read 180/System 44: An intensive online reading program designed for students in grades 6 and up.

    ReadLive/Read Naturally: Helps developing readers improve their literacy skills and become confident, independent readers through an online platform. 

    Rosetta Stone: Uses images, text and sound to help English Language Learners (ELL) learn the English language online.

    Schoology: The learning management system (LMS) is the secure online platform where students and teachers can interact, while at-school or at-home, synchronously or asynchronously. Like an online classroom, digital content is available in the form of an integrated calendar, lessons, assignments, projects and other instructional content. Any grades or attendance data posted in Schoology are not authoritative, please visit Infinite Campus (SIS). Since Schoology is DASDs unified online source for teaching and learning it provides access using one username and password. Parent access codes for Schoology are stored in Infinte Campus, here are the directons. 

    Service Desk: A means to support and help users with technology issues, managing the issues from their inception through their resolution.

    Turnitin: An automated online system that promotes academic integrity, streamlines grading, and deters plagiarism by checking work submitted by students. 

    USA Test Prep: A nationwide online curriculum resource and test preparation tool.