APS launches virtual classroom for all students

Atlanta Public Schools has developed a comprehensive plan to increase time and opportunity for students to receive the critical instruction lost this school year during the district’s six inclement weather days.  In addition to traditional classroom instruction, students now have an opportunity to complete virtual lessons assigned by their teachers.

Using the district’s new student portal, myBackpack, which includes Microsoft Office, eBooks, and student digital tools, students can also receive supplemental lessons and materials.

APS students in grades 3-5 will find materials at http://tinyurl.com/apselementarysnow where digital resources aligned with curriculum standards in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are located. These educational resources provide engaging ways for students to practice what they are being taught in class, from the comfort of home.

Students in grades 6-12 will find content through our new Connected Classroom course management system located at http://tinyurl.com/apssecondarysnow. Digital lessons will be loaded by teachers into each student’s personalized virtual learning environment for their use.

Students should use their APS student login to access their personalized virtual learning environment.

User Name: (sample:bwashing4567)  – First Initial of first name, up to seven characters of last name, and last 4 digits of student number

Password: Your Atlanta Public School Lunch Number

“How to Videos” on how to utilize the digital resources on myBackpack can be found at https://mybackpack.apsk12.org.

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing your child’s digital resources, myBackpack or Connected Classroom, please contact your child’s teacher – each teacher has access to student usernames and passwords. Students who are experiencing difficulty with digital materials or who do not have access to a technology device at home can also contact the Homework Hotline for additional support and assistance at 678-553-3029.


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