Student and Family Technology Support

For Parents and Students

IT Support

If you or your student needs IT support, the FCPS IT Support website will walk you through all the steps necessary. Please go through the process on the website prior to calling Lake Braddock.

Digital Consent

FCPS is required to secure parental permission for student use of software/applications for which FCPS does not have a confidentiality agreement. Our list of digital resources will be available on our website no later than August 5 and the parent consent web form will be available to you no later than August 10. We must receive your consent prior to the start of school on August 22. We will send additional information and reminders as the time gets closer.


As you might have heard, FCPS will be using Schoology in place of Blackboard 24/7 this year. You will need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology ( For more information, you can learn more about Schoology here. Parent accounts will be available in mid-August and all information you will need to login to parent accounts will be shared closer to the start of the school year. 

Connect with the FCPS Technology Support for Families website to get help with:

  • Schoology: Parent View and SIS Access 
    • create a SIS Parent account
    • get support for you SIS Parent account 
    • get access to your student's courses
    • view College and Academic Career Planning (for Middle and High school students)
    • view and update Emergency Care information.
    • view your student's records including scheduling, attendance, discipline, health, grades, test results, and academic programs 
  • Google Suite - G Suite for Education provides a suite of cloud-based tools to schools. The tools and services include messaging and collaboration apps, such as Gmail, Google Drive and Calendar, Classroom, and Meet.
  • Technology Tips for Families - setting up a successful virtual learning environment
  • General Computer Use: setting up and troubleshooting audio, accessing the internet and a website, and more

Commonly Used Digital Platforms for Family Support and Information


  • Schoology Parent and Student Accounts will be made available mid-August. 
    • Parents will use their SIS ParentVUE login accounts to access their Schoology accounts.
  • Schoology provides parents access to available courses the student is enrolled in, Naviance Student to view College and Academic Career Planning (for Middle and High school students), weCare@school to view and update Emergency Care information, and Bus Stop Information via the Bus Stop module. 


  • Pear Deck is built to support active learning and empower teachers to hear from every student, every day. While being conducted virtually, Pear Deck is one way that we can help students stay connected to their learning community and on track with their educational goals. 


  • Padlet is an online bulletin board for students to post and collaborate, encouraging collaboration online.

Google Suite for Education

  • A controlled environment in which  FCPS students, faculty, and staff can communicate, store files and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Collaboration can occur in real-time, all within a secure FCPS-managed online environment. The use of these tools provides an approved alternative to consumer Google accounts. G Suite for Education includes the following apps for students: Calendar, Classroom, Contacts, Draw, Drive, Docs, Keep, Forms, Mail, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Tasks. 


  • Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display. Students can respond via the Flipgrid app or website with any camera-enabled device or by uploading a previously recorded video. Responses can be 15 seconds to five minutes, and a maximum recording time can be set. Teachers can also allow students to record replies to classmates' responses.


  • EdPuzzle is an engagement tool which requires students to actively watch videos and respond to questions throughout the video.  Videos can be posted directly from their teachers or through youtube. 


  • Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom. 


  • Quizizz is a formative assessment tool.  Students may use this in class for review games and remediation activities. 


  • Quizlet is an online study application that allows students to study via learning tools and games. Quizlet does not require a login.


  • Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, used as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. Its learning games, "Kahoots", are user-generated multiple-choice quizzes that can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app.



No Red Ink

  • NoRedInk is an online web-based language-learning platform.  Teachers assign work through No Red ink and provide opportunities for feedback and reflection. 


  • MyOn is a personalized digital library which provides students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. 

Learning Ally

  • Learning Ally provides access to online audiobooks. 

Mackin VIA

  • MackinVIA provides access to eBooks and educational databases for students in FCPS. 

Assistance with SIS, Passwords, and Technical Support

Access to Technology and Software Discounts

Software Discounts for Students and FCPS Families

Accessing Equipment, Software, and Wifi

FCPSOn and Digital Citizenship

FCPS Virtual Learning Tips and Tricks

View the videos below to lean about FlipGrid basics, Padlet tutorials, and G Suite resources. 

Digital Resources and Parental Consent

View the list of HS and MS digital resources that require parental consent and access the consent form.

IT Support

Students and Parents/Guardians can create and submit an IT Support Request here.