Digital Tools for Distance Learning

Commonly Used Digital Platforms for Family Support and Information

Blackboard 24/7

  • blackboardFCPS 24-7 Learning provides parents access to available courses the student is enrolled in, Naviance Student to view College and Academic Career Planning (for Middle and High school students), weCare@school to view and update Emergency Care information, and Bus Stop Information via the Bus Stop module. Parents and students login using the same credentials as logging in to SIS.  


Google Suite for Education

  • g suiteA controlled environment in which  FCPS students, faculty, and staff can communicate, store files and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Collaboration can occur in real-time, all within a secure FCPS-managed online environment. The use of these tools provides an approved alternative to consumer Google accounts. G Suite for Education includes the following apps for students: Calendar, Classroom, Contacts, Draw, Drive, Docs, Keep, Forms, Mail, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Tasks.  Students use their accounts to access the G-Suite.


  • flipgridFlipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display. Students can respond via the Flipgrid app or website with any camera-enabled device or by uploading a previously recorded video. Responses can be 15 seconds to five minutes, and a maximum recording time can be set. Teachers can also allow students to record replies to classmates' responses. Students use their accounts to log in to flipgrid.


  • edpuzzleEdPuzzle is an engagement tool which requires students to actively watch videos and respond to questions throughout the video.  Videos can be posted directly from their teachers or through youtube.  Students use their account to log in to EdPuzzle. 


  • gizmosGizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom. Students set up their own account and password in the site.


  • quizzQuizzz is a formative assessment tool.  Students may use this in class for review games and remediation activities. 


  • quizletQuizlet is an online study application that allows students to study via learning tools and games. Quizlet does not require a login.


  • kahootKahoot! is a game-based learning platform, used as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. Its learning games, "Kahoots", are user-generated multiple-choice quizzes that can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app.



No Red Ink

  • no red inkNoRedInk is an online web-based language-learning platform.  Teachers assign work through No Red ink and provide opportunities for feedback and reflection. Students use their FCPS ID and network password to log in.


    Library Resources


    • myonMyOn is a personalized digital library which provides students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. 


    Mackin VIA

    • mackin viaMackinVIA provides access to eBooks and educational databases for students in FCPS.  Students use their ID numbers and network password to log in.  


    Gale Testing

    • Gale

    Oxford Art

    • Oxford ArtDescription of art works and biographies of artists.



    • ProQuestFour databases including eLibrary containing newspapers, magazines and multimedia, Historical Newspapers from around the US, SIRS research providing pro/con articles on hundreds of issues and Culturegrams covering over 200 countries reports.

    General Technology Resources

    Password Assistance

    Student Information System (SIS)


    Digital Citizenship

    Software Discounts for Students and FCPS Families

    Accessing Equipment, Software, and Wifi