Digital Tools

 

This page offers information on the digital tools and apps Metro Schools students use, such as:

Plus, “How To” Quick Guides in several languages and tech support information for students, whether they are learning at school or at home.

For more information on the start of the 2020-21 academic year, visit Back to School Central.


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Free and Discounted Internet

If you do not have internet access at home, several internet providers are offering free public wi-fi or discounted access for qualifying households.

  • Comcast Xfinity: Comcast Internet Essentials offers two months of free in-home internet to MNPS students and their families.

  • Free xfinity hotspots: Click the link to find a hotspot near you and to use select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
  • Charter/Spectrum: free public wi-fi for 60 days and free broadband for households with students through college age who don’t already have a subscription.

  • Find Charter/Spectrum public wi-fi hotspots. To enroll in free wi-fi for 60 days, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived. If your family receives benefits such as free and reduced lunch, you may qualify for a reduced cost account.
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  • Reset Your Password

    To reset your student email password, send an email to Student.PWresets@keepgraphica.com and provide your:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Student ID number, starts with 190
  • School Name

    Yes, you can make this request from your personal or parental email account.

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  • Computer and Device Requirements

    What are the system requirements for virtual learning? MNPS will use Schoology for most virtual learning activities in K-12 courses. Schoology works on most devices with web capabilities The preferred browser is Chrome. Any device (Chromebook, iOS, or Windows laptops such as Dell or Surface) with an internet connection will allow students to access Schoology.

    Android Fire tablets are discouraged from being used. For more information, visit Schoology’s website.

    Fore more information about device compatibility for Flipgrid visit Flipgrid's support page.

    Need a laptop?

    新皇冠体育盘口 Does your student need a laptop or internet hotspot? MNPS aims to make sure all students who need a computer and/or internet access receives it.

    For the start of the 2020-21 school year, laptops and hotspots will be handed out at schools to families who are in need. Your school will let you know what dates and times to pick up equipment before school starts.

    新皇冠体育盘口If you have additional questions about getting a computer or internet access, please contact your child's school.

    Tech Support Help Desk

    Visit the MNPS Tech Support page page for answers to frequently asked technology questions about our devices and commonly used digital apps and tools.

    Need a translator? Families who a language other than English can receive technology assistance by calling 615-259-8787. 

    新皇冠体育盘口If students need help logging in to any of their school accounts, or or cannot email in a request to reset their password, they can call the MNPS Help Desk: 615-269-5956. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


    Laptop Basics

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    Visit the Tech Support page for quick information and for the Help Desk phone number. Translation available.

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    • Connect to the internet

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    新皇冠体育盘口The portal provides 1-click access for many applications that students access with their own MNPS username and password.

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    • Log in with your MNPS username and password.

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    Schoology 

    The learning management system is used by students in grades K to 12. Why Schoology? It is the No. 1 learning management system for students. Teachers can provide students with access to files, links, videos and collect student work, plus provide academic feedback. It offers online testing possibilities and gives parents access. Plus, it is easy to use.

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    Additional students can be added to the parent account, but parents will need to get a new code from one of your other child’s teachers if he or she attends a different school. 

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    Instructions for students to login to Schoology and check their courses.

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    Flipgrid

    Pre-K teacher Jessica Arnold shows students, and their parents, how to log in and use Flipgrid.

    Flipgrid is a free video discussion platform for MNPS students. It allows our teachers to both see and hear from students in class. Our Pre-K students will be using Flipgrid during virtual learning.

    新皇冠体育盘口In Flipgrid, educators post discussion prompts and students respond with short videos, whether they are learning in class or at home. Students log in to classes with the MNPS credentials.

    新皇冠体育盘口Students will use their MNPS email and password and an access code from their teacher to log in. Families can create a free educator account with a personal email address. 

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    Quick Start translations available in Arabic, Burmese, English, Kurdish, Nepali, Spanish


    Accessibility and Accommodations Resource Guide

    The MNPS assists parents in accessing a variety of different strategies for our  district’s diverse learners. This document will continue to be updated during school closure for the COVID-19 pandemic as we learn of additional resources for our students.


    Office 365 and Teams

    Students, use your  to access tools for school.

    • email

    • Microsoft Teams

    • Word

    • PowerPoint

    • Sway

    • Excel

    • 新皇冠体育盘口OneDrive (cloud storage)

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    Limitless Libraries

    新皇冠体育盘口Limitless Libraries, is a partnership program between Nashville Public Library and Metro Schools, offers students access to a variety of digital tools. Although all Nashville Public Library branches currently are closed, students have access to all the digital tools by logging in using their student ID number and PIN.

    Students can log in with their MNPS student ID to access:

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