District Digital Learning Tools

  • This page is an evolving list of digital learning tools, apps, and resources created and curated by BPS Technology.

    BPS provides district-wide access to the tools listed below.

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    Apple

    Apple is used in our classrooms, with teachers having access to Macbooks and students having varying access to iOS and macOS devices. BPS-managed iPads use Self Service to get their applications.

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    Bookshare

    Bookshare provides access to thousands of publications in digital format for users with print disabilities. To use Bookshare, a user must qualify. View the Bookshare qualifying categories.

    Contact Scott Richards on the BPS Assistive Technology Team to have an account created for you within 48 hours. Once created, the user will receive an email from Bookshare to manually enter their BPS Gmail and their chosen password to sign in to the Bookshare website.

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    Clever

    Clever is a portal of teacher-approved applications that students and educators can use in the classroom. It is a secure portal with a single sign-on for everyone in the district where you can customize student access to applications (free and licensed) in one place. 

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    Learning Ally

    Learning Ally is an online tool that provides access to a library of audiobooks for students who need this support with reading.

    Available for BPS teachers and students. If you are interested in accessing Learning Ally, we recommend taking the BPS Learns online course. BPS staff login with 6-digit BPS ID & BPS Gmail password and self-enroll in the Learning Ally course

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    GoGuardian For Teachers

    GoGuardian For Teachers provides Chromebook management solutions that keep students safer online and make teaching easier. Teachers can monitor what is on students' screens and support their learning.

    Available for BPS teachers. If you are interested in a license for your classroom, log in to BPSLearns (learn.mybps.org) with your BPS ID and BPS Gmail password, and complete the BPSLearns GoGuardian course.

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    Google Apps for Education

    Boston Public Schools is a Google Apps for Education district, with access to many Google Apps for productivity, learning, and media creation.

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    Microsoft Office 365

    Office 365 (online version) and Office 2016 (desktop version) are available for BPS teachers and students who prefer to use Office applications.

    Paper

    Unlimited 1-on-1 tutoring and writing support available on-demand, 24/7, at no cost. Paper is available for all BPS teachers and students.

    • Log in via Clever and click the Paper icon
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    Read&Write for Google Chrome

    Read&Write is a Chrome extension that supports reading and writing. This web-friendly toolbar offers text-to-speech, word prediction, speech to text, custom vocabulary lists, and more.

    Available to use on devices with Chrome browsers. All BPS teachers and students with BPS emails can access this toolbar.

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    Sora by Overdrive

    With Sora, students and teachers can borrow free ebooks and audiobooks from their school or public library.