fbpx

Third Party Tools

Third party tools are used to support STEM Minds programs. Some tools may require the creation of an account in order to utilize the tool. 

Below you can view a list of all third-party tools currently used in STEM Minds programs, including

  1. A summary of our internal review process 
  2. Links to the relevant Privacy and Security Policies of each of the tools currently used in our programs 
  3. Recommended options for account creation and privacy settings, if applicable 

Please click here to view our full Policies and Procedures in full.

If you have any questions or concerns about third-party tools used in STEM Minds programs, please contact us at [email protected] 

Please be advised that our team is unable to provide direct technical support for third party tools. Where technical issues with accounts/downloads arise, we recommend you reach out to the third party tool directly. 

*Please note that accounts will only be provided to students by STEM Minds for in-person and live virtual classes. If you have purchased a STEAM Hub subscription, you will be responsible for creating an account for any required third-party tools. 

blank for hiding
Summary of our Third Party Tool Review Process

Our team does a detailed review of each and every tool we use in our programs prior to it ever being used with students. 

As part of our review process, we examine:

1. Corporate Reputability. Specifically, who is theowner of the company? What is their reputation? Can they be trusted to adhere to their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy?

2. Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. A detailed review of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for the tool.

3. Regulatory Complicance.  Including GDPR, COPPA, PIPEDA.

4. Age restrictions and account management. Are youth under the age of 13 permitted to create an account independently, with parent/guardian consent, or not permitted to make an account? Registration is STEM Minds programs serves as consent. 

5. Personal Data Collection. Can this tool be used in STEM Minds programs without students needing to create a personal account? If no, what personal data will be collected?

6. Security. Has the tool recently experienced any serious security breaches? If yes, how has the company responded? Is the tool confirmed to protect user data using industry-standard encryption?

7. Processing Location. Where is account data stored?

8. Third Party Sharing. Does the tool share account data with any third parties?

9. Ownership. Who retains ownership of work and content created within the tool/service?

10. Data Retention. If and when is user and project data deleted upon request?

Tinkercad (3D Design, Arduino)

Website: www.tinkercad.com

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.tinkercad.com/privacy

Terms of Service: https://www.autodesk.com/company/legal-notices-trademarks/terms-of-service-autodesk360-web-services/terms-of-service-for-tinkercad

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program.  

Flowlab (Video Game Design)

Website: http://flowlab.io 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://flowlab.io/privacy 

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have accounts created for them through the parent STEM Minds account.

MakeCode Arcade (Video Game Design/Arcade Masters)
Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft Club and Coding with Minecraft)

Website: Software download required at https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download

Privacy & Security Policy: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-ca/privacystatement

Terms of Use: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/intellectualproperty/copyright/default

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program. 

Trinket (Coding with Python, Web Development, Coding with Java)

Website: https://trinket.io 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://trinket.io/privacy 

Terms and Conditions: https://trinket.io/tos

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program.

Canva (Graphic Design, 2D Design)

Website: https://www.canva.com 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://about.canva.com/privacy-policy/ 

Terms of Use: https://about.canva.com/terms-of-use/ 

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program.

MakeCode for Micro:Bit (Coding with Micro:Bit; Coding, Drones, Circuitry)
Thunkable (App Development) *

Website: https://thunkable.com/#/

Privacy & Security Policy: https://thunkable.com/#/privacy

Terms of Use: https://thunkable.com/#/terms

Accounts (*)

  • For in-person programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program.
  • For virtual programs, students will need to create their own account using a personal email address. Registration in STEM Minds programs and camps serves as consent for your child to make an account through this tool.
Soundtrap (Computer Music)

Website: https://www.soundtrap.com/edu/ 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.soundtrap.com/legal/privacy/edu 

Terms of Service: https://www.soundtrap.com/legal/terms/creator/world 

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program.

Chrome Music Lab (Computer Music0

Website: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

Terms of Use: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en 

Accounts: No account creation required

Pixlr (Film & Photography, 2D Design)

Website: https://pixlr.com 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://pixlr.com/privacy-policy/ 

Terms of Use: https://pixlr.com/terms-of-use/ 

Accounts: No account creation required. Where accounts are required, they will be provided by STEM Minds to students for the duration of the program. 

Inkscape (2D Design)

Website: Software download required at https://inkscape.org 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://inkscape.org/about/privacy/ 

Terms of Use: https://inkscape.org/about/license/ 

Accounts: No account creation required

WickEditor (2D Design, Animation, Film & Photography)

Website: https://www.wickeditor.com/#/ 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.wickeditor.com/#/privacy-policy/ 

Terms of Use: https://www.wickeditor.com/#/terms-and-conditions/ 

Accounts: No account creation required

PowToon (Animation, 2D Design)

Website: https://www.powtoon.com 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.powtoon.com/privacy-policy/

Terms of Service: https://www.powtoon.com/terms-and-conditions/ 

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program.

Easel by Inventables (2D Design)

Website: https://www.inventables.com 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.inventables.com/privacy_policy 

Terms of Service: https://www.inventables.com/terms_of_use 

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program.

Arduino Web Editor (Coding, Drones, Circuitry; Coding with Arduino)

Website: https://create.arduino.cc/editor 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.arduino.cc/en/privacy-policy/ 

Terms of Use: https://www.arduino.cc/en/terms-conditions 

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program. 

Scratch (Coding, Video Game Design)

Website: https://scratch.mit.edu 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://scratch.mit.edu/privacy_policy

Terms of Use: https://scratch.mit.edu/terms_of_use 

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have accounts created for them through the parent STEM Minds account OR will have access to STEM Minds accounts.

Kodable (Robotics 101, Junior Programmers, Coding)

Website: https://www.kodable.com 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.kodable.com/privacy

Terms of Service and End User Agreement: https://www.kodable.com/privacy 

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have accounts created for them through the parent STEM Minds account.

Blockly/Dash's Neighbourhood (Robotics 1010)

Website: https://www.makewonder.com/dashs-neighborhood/ 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.makewonder.com/privacy/

Terms of Service: https://www.makewonder.com/tos/

Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have accounts created for them through the parent STEM Minds account.

Bloxels EDU (Video Game Design, Junior Game Designers)

Website: https://edu.bloxelsbuilder.com

Privacy & Security Policy: http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com/legal

Terms of Service: http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com/legal

Accounts: Accounts: For the purposes of STEM Minds programs, students will have access to STEM Minds accounts for the duration of the program.

ABCYa Animate (Animation)

Website: https://www.abcya.com/games/animate 

Privacy & Security Policy: https://www.abcya.com/privacy/ 

Terms of Use: https://www.abcya.com/terms/ 

Accounts: No account creation required