If you received an Amazon Fire eReader, please read the instructions below (also attached to this email) for how to set up your device. If you did not receive an Amazon Fire eReader, you can disregard this message. If you have any questions or need help, please contact your child’s teacher, Ms. Aggarwal, and Principal Drumm.
Langley Leadership Team
Quick Start Guide for the Amazon Fire 7 Kindle eReader
We hope your child enjoys this Amazon Fire tablet. It is great for reading e-books or using learning tools on the internet. This device allows your student to enjoy e-books available free from DCPS School Libraries and the DC Public Library (see information below) as well as to learning tools via Clever.
This device belongs to you and is for your family to keep. After completing the Quick Setup process shown below, if you have questions about the device, please use the Help settings at the top of the device under the Gear icon. Or visit the Amazon support website: www.amazon.com/contact-us Unfortunately, DCPS schools will not be able to answer setup or how to use questions for this device (please follow this guide).
The Amazon Fire eReader will need access to an available WIFI resource (either in the home, nearby, or a DC Free Hotspot). If you need free WIFI, please consider contacting Comcast and signing up for the Internet Essentials program which is currently free for two months (1-855-846-8376). Information on free DC hotspots is available at: https://dcnet.dc.gov/page/public-wi-fi-find-hotspot.
Make sure to sign-up for updates and notifications on resources to support your eReader device at https://www.remind.com/join/370ereader.
During the on-screen instructions for setup, parents will be asked who will use the device. Select the option to “Tap Here to Add a Child”.
Setup: Create your child’s profile:
· Visit this website: https://bit.ly/dcpsereader
· To learn how to create a Child Profile on the Fire Tablet (if not already completed in the setup)
· Touch the top of the device and use finger to pull down the command options. Look for the gear icon button to view or adjust settings as needed. This is also where the Help menu is located.
Finding Free Apps:
· The AppStore is where parents can search for apps that can be used for educational purposes. DCPS Library Programs recommends: Amazon Freetime, Khan Academy Kids, PBS Story and Video. You can also find a list from Common Sense Media: https://bit.ly/ereaderfreeapp
Get Access to Online Books and Learning Tools:
· Using the Silk Browser (or another browser) visit Clever: https://clever.com/in/dcpsk12
· Clever provides students can access to eBooks and other great learning resources
· Look for the Library and Resource section to visit the school library catalog and the DC Public Library Go Digital resources
Visit the DCPS Instructional Continuity Plan website:
· Additional resources and information to assist your child to learn from home: