The following websites and apps are frequently used by our teachers and students:
My eClass, also known as the Student Portal, is GCPS main platform for students and teachers. In My eClass, students can access a multitude of resources, including
- Digital textbooks (will vary based on grade level)
- Google Drive and various Google Apps
- Safari Montage (a video, document, and image hosting site)
- Teacher's websites (called Course Pages)
- Student Vue (where students can see their grades, a calendar of upcoming assignments, their attendance record, messages, documents, their demographic record, etc.)
- Assessment platform
- BLES' media catalog (to see books and resources available from our local school library)
- GCPS' online research library (online subscription sites students can use for research)
Username for My eClass is the student id number but passwords are student specific, so email your child's teacher if you need to get a password.
Class Dojo connects elementary school teachers, students and families through communication features, such as a feed for photos and videos from the school day, and messaging that can be translated into more than 35 languages. If you have not joined your child's teacher's Class Dojo, please reach out to him/her to send you an invitation.
Imagine Learning Literacy
Imagine Learning Literacy is an adaptive literacy program for our kindergarten through fifth grade students. Through playing games and completing short lessons, students improve foundational skills, and teachers and administrators receive reports on student progress. Students should complete Imagine Learning Literacy activities independently, so the program gets an accurate independent reading level. Students begin the program with a pretest (benchmark) and then are assigned lessons based Georgia standards but on their independent levels. We encourage students to get on Imagine Learning Literacy at least 3x per week for 20 minute time blocks. (The program will automatically kick students out after 20 minutes.)
The student id number is both username and password for Imagine Learning Literacy.
Imagine Learning Math
Imagine Learning Math support students and teachers with personalized, interactive math instruction for grades PreK through High School. Again, students are encouraged to use this program independently so the program can recognize and teach skills on each student's own level. A pretest is taken at the beginning of the year, to determine which level the student is on. A student's time on Imagine Math will vary, as each math lesson time varies.
Students in 2nd - 5th grades also have Imagine Math Facts as a part of the Imagine Learning Math program. Imagine Math Facts helps students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division basic skills through a game-like atmosphere.
Students should use student id's for both the username and password when logging into Imagine Learning Math.
Typing Club is a basic keyboarding skills in which all of our students in grades KG - 5th are enrolled. Our KG and 1st grade students first begin with Jungle Junior, which is more about recognizing letters and numbers and where they are located on the keyboard, rather than about true keyboarding skills. Our 2nd - 5th graders are in Typing Jungle, which does work on finger placement and general keyboarding skills at the elementary level.
Student id number is used as both the username and password for Typing Club.
Google Classroom is one of the G Suite apps students have access to in eClass. Although Google Classroom is not used exclusively here at Berkeley Lake, some teachers do use it as an additional resource to their course pages in eClass. Students can access Google Classroom by logging into My eClass and from there going to the Additional Resources section in the middle of the page > G Suite for Education. Some teachers also add a link to Google Classroom at the top of their eClass pages.
Nearpod is an interactive slideshow program that a lot of our teachers use. The movement fom one slide to the next can either be controlled by the teacher or run indepenedently by students. Most teachers link or embed to specific Nearpods through their eClass course pages or Google Classroom. When students respond in Nearpod slideshows, teachers can pull reports and give students a grade based on their responses.
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades 3/4-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
When logging into Brainpop, students should use their id numbers as the username and password. If asked for a Class code, the teacher will have to provide that information, as it varies from class to class.
Students may be enrolled in more than one Class in Brainpop.
BrainPop Jr. is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades KG - 2/3, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
When logging into Brainpop Jr., students should use their id numbers as the username and password. If asked for a Class code, the teacher will have to provide that information, as it varies from class to class.
Students may be enrolled in more than one Class in Brainpop Jr..
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.If a teacher wants her/his students to respond to a Flipgrid topic, she/he will provide a link to the Flipgrid on her/his eClass course page.
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. Some of our BLES teachers use SeeSaw.
RAZ Kids is a subscription-based online guided reading program with interactive e-books, downloadable books, and reading quizzes. Currently, our ESOL teachers and resource/sepcial ed teachers use RAZ Kids as an additional literacy resource in the classroom.
ABCya.com is a website that provides educational games and activities for school-aged children. The games on the website are organized into grade levels from pre-kindergarten to Sixth grade, as well as into subject categories such as letters, numbers, and holidays. Some of the games and activities on ABCya are free, and others require a subscription. We use the free version here at BLES.
Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game that integrates common-core math (grades 1-8) into a fantasy style game that students love playing. As a web-based game, Prodigy can be accessed at school and at home on virtually any device. Since our school has a paid subscription to Imagine Learning Math, some teachers use Prodigy as an additional math resource on occasion.
If you have any log in questions about Prodigy, contact your child's teacher, as this is not a school-wide run program.