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Educational Accounts Setup

Please use the MBUSDapps student account information* to access the following educational accounts for distance learning.
 
*New students should receive their password from their teacher. Prior students should have used their password during distance learning in the spring. If a student doesn't remember her/his password, please reach out to her/his teacher.
  • Example Account: 30smitha@mbusdapps.org
  • Formula: [two-digit graduation year] + [last name] + [first initial]@mbusdapps.org
 
In general, our teachers will provide more details on how to use each learning tool to meet specific goals and learning styles of each class and student.
 
For All Grades:
  1. Visit https://classroom.google.com/
  2. Log in with your MBUSD account (@mbusdapps.org).
  3. Students are automatically enrolled into their assigned teacher's Google Classroom.
  4. If you need to manually join the classroom, enter the passcode provided by your teacher*
*Click here for a video tutorial, or here for a step-by-step instructions from Google Support.
 
What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is a virtual classroom space where teachers can create, distribute, and grade assignments. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. Students and families can go here to get detailed information about assignments. Google Classroom connects to students’ Google Drive to store their completed and in-progress assignments. It also creates a Google Calendar for students to organize due dates. This will serve as the hub of all virtual learning.
  1. Visit https://zoom.us/
  2. Log in with your MBUSD account (@mbusdapps.org)*
  3. Make sure you're ready to join: Zoom Expectations
*If you log in to any classroom Zoom meetings using non-mbusdapps.org accounts, the student will not be able to enter the classroom due to security reasons. For more help, please see this step-by-step Zoom account setup instructions.
 
Here's quick online etiquette guide from MBUSD!
 
Click here for a video tutorial.
 
What is Zoom?
Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool students and families can use on a computer or mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Teachers can send out meeting invites to students to host live virtual class sessions. 
 
For Parent Meetings:
Teachers and administrators have the ability to invite families outside of the mbusdapps domain to Zoom meetings. So long as a parent has a registered Zoom account, they should be able to join those meetings if prearranged by the teacher or administrator.
  1. Visit Clever
  2. Log in with your MBUSD account (@mbusdapps.org)
What is Clever?
Clever is a secure learning platform through which you can access all of the learning applications that your student will use. Clever allows students to access the resources they use at school in one location, using a single username and password.
What is MBUSDapps?
MBUSDapps is the MBUSD school issued gmail account for students. By logging into MBUSDapps, students can access a variety of secure educational materials offered only through MBUSD including Google Suite, Google Classroom, Zoom, and it is connected to your student’s Aeries account as well.
 
To access MBUSDapps:
  1. Visit www.google.com
  2. Be sure to log out of anyone's gmail account
  3. Click the sign in button
  4. Enter the student MBUSDapps email address.
Click here for a video tutorial.
What is Aeries?
Aeries is our school district’s student information system. This is where we store parent and emergency contact information, student schedules, progress reports, final grades, and transcripts. Although teachers may do detailed grading of assignments in Google Classroom, all official and final grades will post to Aeries.
 
To access Aeries:
  1. Visit Aeries
  2. For Parents: Use the personal email and password you provided as part of the enrollment process.
  3. For Students: Use the MBUSDapps login.
Forgot your password?
Click the 'Forgot Password?' link on the login page and follow the steps. 
aeries lost password image
For K-2nd Grades:
  1. Log in to Clever (using MBUSDapps.org student account)
  2. Click on Seesaw (under MBUSD section)
For more help, please see SeeSaw's resources page.
 
What is SeeSaw?
SeeSaw is a platform for student engagement. Students can use it to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio.
  1. Log in to Clever (using MBUSDapps.org student account)
  2. Click on ClassDojo (under Links section)
For more help, please see ClassDojo's Student Account FAQ's page.
 
What is ClassDojo?
ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom home through photos, videos, and messages.
  • Log in to Clever (Use MBUSDapps.org student account)
  • Click on Freckle (under MBUSD section)
Freckle
 
  • Enter your class code (provided by your teacher).
freckle code
 
  • Enter the student's full name:
freckle student name
 
  • If your teacher uses assignments, you will see the new assignments under 'From my teacher' section.
freckle from my teacher
 
*Important Note for Parents:
Freckle's Adaptive Math Practice is self-paced. It is important for students to do this without help. Working independently will allow Freckle to assign according to each student's strengths and weaknesses.
 
For additional technical support, please check Freckle's YouTube channel or their blog.
 
  • Log in to Clever (Use MBUSDapps.org student account)
  • Click on Raz Kids (under Links section)
Raz Kids
 
  • Click on 'Kids Login' at the upper left corner.
Raz Kids homepage
  • Enter your teacher's name
raz kids enter teacher's name
 
  • Choose your student's first name.
 
What is Raz-Kids?
Students can read story or listen and read along. Take reading comprehension quizzes and reading levels can be adjusted by your teacher.
 
 
  1. Log in to Clever (using MBUSDapps.org student account)
  2. Click on BrainPOP Jr. (under MBUSD section)
  3. Click on Notification to view assignments.
BrainPOP Jr Notifications
 
What is BrainPOP?
BrainPOP offers learning tools that help kids create, construct, and collaborate as they explore their world.
20-20-20 Rule of Thumb (when using any device):
  • After 20 minutes of screen time
  • try and change your gaze/focus to something that is 20 feet away
  • for at least 20 seconds (not a cell phone!!)
 
Movement breaks and making sure students blink regularly are REALLY important. Here is a good article with more information. 
 
Don't forget to visit our Virtual Calming Room as well!
Still Need Help?
  • MBUSD All in One Place Distance Learning Tutorials and more DL technology information are available here.
  • If you can't find the answer in one of the bullet points above, contact emonge@mbusd.org and she will make sure you get the right support.