Family Resources

Learn at Home

Parents' Page for Multilingual Learners and English Language Learners

DOE Student Accounts

  • The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student. The account gives your child access to Google Classroom and Microsoft Office 365.

Getting Started in Google Classroom

Great News! This website is free for the reminder of the year!

  • No need to create an account. Sign in using information below:
    • Username: nycschools
    • Password: nycschools - Resources for families and teachers to support what children need during this unprecedented time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can I call for help?

  • You can always reach out to your school, who will have the most updated information. You can also call the DOE Help Desk at 718-935-5100. Or, call 718-935-2200 for specific questions on device issues, with support provided in multiple languages.

Where can I find information about learning at home?

What devices can I use to get online?

  • You can use your own device, if you have one, or reach out to your school or complete this survey for information on receiving an iPad.

Making Online Learning Accessible for All

How can I ensure that my child's device is accessible?

ChromeBook Accessibility Training

iPad Accessibility Features

Mac Accessibility Features

Windows 10 Accessibility Features

How can I help my child with reading?

Snap & Read reads text aloud to your child, translates to 100+ languages, and simplifies difficult vocabulary.

OneNote Immersive Reader reads text aloud, breaks words into syllables, and increases spacing between lines and letters.

How can I help my child with writing?

Co:Writer supports your child in writing with speech-to-text, word prediction, translation, annotation, and bibliography tools.

Evernote assists your child as a note- taker across all devices.

How can I help my child with mathematics?

ModMath supports children with dyslexia/dysgraphia from basic mathematics to Algebra.

MyScript provides instant solutions to calculations, equations, and chemical formulas as your child writes on the screen with a stylus.

How can I help my child with planning for and organizing their work?

MyStudyLife supports students with organizing assignments, exams, and schedule.

StrictWorkflow enforces 25 mins of distraction-free work, followed by a 5-minute brain break.

Where can I find virtual lessons for my child?

Pre K-5 Resources

Storyline Online: Listen to a read aloud

Mystery Science: Science lessons

Time for Kids: Current events articles

PreK-12 resources

Scholastic: Reading, mathematics, and science

Khan Academy: Lessons in many subjects

Outschool: Lessons in many subjects

Varsity Tutors: Lessons in many subjects

PBS educational videos, interactive lessons and games

Google Arts & Culture: Take a virtual field trip

Draw Every Day: Drawing tutorials

NaliniKids: Physical and emotional workouts

7 Minute Workout for Kids: Physical workouts

Sworkit kids workout: Physical workouts