THE SCHOOL DAY: LOGGING ON
Students will need to access Canvas for daily instruction at https://dcps.instructure.com/.
Student log-in information is as follows:
Username: StudentID@students.k12.dc.us. (For example: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Password: 6-digit birthday (MMDDYY).
Additional digital learning resources for families can be found here https://dcps.instructure.com/courses/179580
DCPS Technology Support Line: 202-442-5885
Microsoft Surface Go. A laptop-tablet hybrid that also features a world-facing camera and an inking. The Go is the DCPS-selected device for the Empowered Learner’s Initiative (ELI). Learn more.
Chromebooks running Chrome OS version 84.0 or higher are now allowed, but the full version of Office Desktop applications is not available on Chromebooks.
PREK-3 & PREK-4
DCPS recommends iPad tablets for PK students. iPads are managed via AirWatch, allowing DCPS to push applications to the iPad.
Apple iPad 7th generation Previous models. iPads that cannot be updated to at least IOS v.11 should be retired.
NOT RECOMMENDED: Kindle Fire. Most DCPS-recommend applications do not integrate.
Tech Survey - Please complete by August 21
Student Instructional Portal - download packet content here.
Clever is DCPS’ gateway to many of our digital learning applications. Students will login using their student ID and password. If your child cannot remember their password, please contact their teacher.
Parents should use Google Chrome or Internet Explore’s web browsers to gain access to the Microsoft 365 TEAMs application. Download Microsoft 365 TEAMS app to your computer.
SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21 NEWS & UPDATES
ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Click here and use code SCHOOL9979 for free access while school is closed.
Audible - opened its children's collection for free
Epic! is one of the leading digital libraries for kids offering unlimited access to 35,000 of the best children's books of all time. Look for an email invite.
Free stories for kids from best-selling authors. Always free. Parents, teachers, and guardians welcome!
Funbrain Jr. helps preschoolers and kindergarteners jumpstart their journey of learning with engaging online games, stories and printables.
GregTangMath is a revolutionary, online math program comprising of grames, animated books, and downloadable materials.
Insect Lore gives learners of all ages a glimpse into the fascinating world of insect metamorphosis and ignites a love of scientific discovery. Order some caterpillars to watch grow and change into butterflies.
Lakeshore gives access to many great craft activities.
Learning Without Tears provides developmentally appropriate instruction for handwriting, keyboarding, in grades K-5 and preschool. Click here to access the Pre-K Interactive Teaching tool free for 90 days.
Reading iQ, ABCmouse Early Learning Academy - free access with the code "SCHOOL8866"
Ready Rosie gives access to a free toolkit from Creative Curriculum to support families with information and resources.
Reading is Fundamental Skybrary (one month free trial - books online, virtual field trips)
Reading Partners DC (interactive read-aloud - 6x day)
Scholastic Learn at Home (free)
Smithsonian Learning Lab (free)
Starfall has games and activities for literacy and math. Some activities are free while others require membership.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.