Approved & unapproved external teaching tools
An updated list of teaching tools approved by Outschool for classes with learners under the age of 13.

Updated January 11, 2023

Thank you for working to prepare your class listings to remain compliant with our policy update on using third-party teaching tools in your Outschool classroom. Before updating your classes, make sure you check out this article for more details and why and how we’re making this change.

Though Outschool is unable to share specific details on how the decision to approve each tool is made, we believe that the following lists reflect our goal of keeping learners safe. At this time we are unable to reverse decisions made about unapproved resources.

If you don’t see a teaching tool on either list below but would like to use it in an existing approved class listing, please review the website’s privacy policy to determine whether the site is COPPA-compliant, looking for details such as whether it has an age restriction in place or requires parental support and consent (such as account creation). A website’s Privacy Policy can be a good place to start to find this info.

If you have suggestions for other third-party services you’d like Outschool to consider for review and approval, please fill out this form.

Unapproved resources for learners under 13

Note: This list of unapproved resources is only applicable if you are trying to send learners to these external websites or resources. You may continue to use materials – such as Teachers Pay Teachers or Vimeo – in your classroom presentations and lectures as long as you are not linking to them or giving learners under 13 a way to click into any of these sites on their own.

  • Amazon
  • Book Creator
  • Boom Learning
  • ChatGPT
  • ChessKid
  • CodeHS
  • DLTK
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Flippity
  • Github
  • Gutenberg
  • Hands Up Education
  • Home with Hollie
  • Learn Piano Live
  • Math Playground
  • Pinterest
  • PurposeGames
  • Quantum Physics for Kids
  • Quia
  • Quizizz
  • Rockalingua
  • Roll20
  • Screencast-O-Matic
  • Soundtrap
  • Super Coloring
  • Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Textivate
  • Trade on Target
  • VideoLink
  • Vimeo (impermissible for under 16)
  • Viewpure
  • Wordwall

Approved resources for learners under 13

  • ABCya!
  • BBC
  • Canva
  • Canvas
  • CK12 Flexbooks
  • Connected Camps
  • Desmos Classroom
  • Duolingo
  • Editorp5js
  • Edpuzzle
  • Flipgrid
  • Gimkit
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Jamboard
  • Google Suite (drive, docs, classroom, forms)
  • IXL Learning
  • Kahoot
  • Khan Academy
  • (anonymous play only)
  • Loom
  • Minecraft
  • Music Will
  • (anonymous play only)
  • Nearpod
  • Padlet
  • Pear Deck
  • Quizlet
  • Replit (anonymous play only)
  • Roblox
  • Schoology
  • Scratch
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Spelling City
  • SplashLearn
  • Wikipedia
  • YouTube – if embedded through the Outschool classroom*

*Note that YouTube is not intended to be visited and used by children under 13 and thus is a non-COPPA compliant resource. However, Outschool has developed a way for you to use YouTube videos in your classes in a legally compliant way. All you need to do is add the YouTube link to your Classroom Post, and Outschool will automatically embed the link so that learners remain on the Outschool platform and don’t access the YouTube website. Learn more in this support article.

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