Digital Learning Resources

Visit our “Learn from Home” site to find your virtual class links organized by grade and specials.


How to Access Clever

  • Go to www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack and click on “Log in with Google” or “Clever Badge log in”.
  • Ask your homeroom teacher for your BPS email address and password (usually your 8-digit date of birth MMDDYYYY) to log in with Google, or for a Clever badge if preferred.
Independent Reading
(K – 8)
Reading is power! Research supports that independent reading is the largest driver of student success. As always, we need all students to read a minimum of 30 minutes per day at their “just right” book if they are reading at grade level and up to 90 minutes for students reading below grade level. Homeroom teachers will share book levels to support families in finding appropriate books for students – all students received new books from the Library team last week – these are a great place to start.
Lexia Core5 in Clever
(K2 – 5)
Lexia® Core5® Reading supports educators in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Lexia’s research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge, and providing teachers with the data and student-specific resources they need for individual or small-group instruction. 

Depending on your student’s performance level in Lexia, the system will inform you of the number of minutes per week they recommend. It ranges from 20 – 100 minutes per week.
ST Math in Clever
(K2 – 5)
ST Math is a visual instructional program that leverages the brain’s innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. Students can use ST Math for up to 30 minutes per day.
ALEKS in 
Clever
(5 – 8)
ALEKS is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course and then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn.
Everyday Math Games 
(K – 5)
Math games to practice key math key concepts. Students can use Everyday Math for 60 minutes per day.
ThinkCERCA in Clever
(5 – 8)
With ThinkCERCA, students learn how to consume information, think about it critically, and express their thoughts effectively in ELA, social studies, science, and math. Our online curriculum walks students through the process of analyzing content-rich texts and multimedia to construct cohesive argumentative, informational, or narrative writings.