Learning Tools

Your students are using the following tools as part of their online learning toolbox. This list is provided to you to give you knowledge for how to use these tools and what we are expecting from your child. There are links here to provide tutorials and use cases to help you become more familiar.

Moodle is our Learning Management System (LMS) that is used to contain all of your child's learning content. They will use this tool everyday to interact with learning materials their teachers have provided and to hand in completed work.

Video: What is Moodle?


Zoom is our real-time video conferencing tool. Your child will use this tool every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for their real-time class sessions. They also may use this tool when meeting one-on-one with a teacher during their office hours, and on Fridays when community meetings and activities take place.

Google Drive

Google Drive contains your child's files as well as office-type applications to create documents, spreadsheets, slide decks, and more! You will see them using this a lot.


Gmail is our email communication system. Students and teachers will only communicate email using a pcs-nyc.org email address.

Other tools you might see students using

Nearpod is an interactive slideshow tool that engages students and promotes collaboration.

Video: What is Nearpod?

Miro is an online whiteboard that students can create, collaborate, or just view.

Video: Miro Overview

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that uses learning games like multiple-choice quizzes that are user-generated and can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app.

BrainPOP creates animated resources that support educators and engage students - in school, at home, and on mobile devices. Their content includes movies, quizzes, games, mobile apps, activity pages, and much more covering hundreds of topics within Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Technology, Arts & Music, and Health.


For tech help students should email tech@pcs-nyc.org

To troubleshoot your wifi connection at home, please use these guidelines.

Students were provided the following document to help them maintain a daily technology routine that helps with keeping their connections free of issues they can control. There is also information included in the document for how students can work offline if their at-home Internet connections are not reliable.
Daily Technology Checklist
Working Offline