We’ve compiled a resource guide of digital tools for students and families while schools are out and many workplaces are closed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Even though classes are out through at least Friday, April 3, we want all students to have an opportunity to learn even if they can’t be at school with their teachers.
The resources and links in the guide, available online at https://www.mnps.org/digitaltools, are optional. They do not affect student grades, advancement to the next grade level or graduation requirements.
But with many spring break trips canceled this week, the tools can be helpful to students and parents looking to keep learning, stay engaged or simply do something new.
The tools, many of which students already use frequently throughout the school year, include:
- links to free or discounted Wi-Fi for those who don’t have Internet access at home;
- the Clever and Schoology learning portals, which students can access with their MNPS username and password;
- Limitless Libraries, a partnership between MNPS and Nashville Public Library that makes audiobooks, eBooks and other resources available to students who use their student ID number and PIN;
- the Office 365 platform, which offers access to email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs. Students can use their Office.com identification to get access to Office 365;
- and various other free, at-home learning resources, such as Scholastic Learn at Home.
The Clever portal provides many online textbooks for English language arts, English learners, math, science and social studies classes.
We will continue to update the digital tools guide regularly in the weeks ahead and provide additional resources as identified – and we’ll keep you informed at www.mnps.org/covid19 on Facebook and on Twitter.