NAZARETH AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT​

TECHNOLOGY HELP

 
 
 
 
  • Each student has a Google Account

  • Students cannot receive Email from anyone through the Gmail in Elementary School

  • Student will have account through their educational time in the Nazareth Area School District

  • Student type in their entire Email (ID#@nasdstudents.org) 

  • Students will then be prompted to type in Password which is their same password to log into school, Schoology and PowerSchool

  • Students have unlimited storage under their school Google account throughout their educational career in the district

  • More information about Google in our school on our website under the Student Resources Drop-down Menu on our school website

 

TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION TO HELP PARENTS

These help sheets are grade-specific on the student log-in process for applications that we use at specific grade levels.

KINDERGARTEN TECHNOLOGY SHEET FOR PARENTS

FIRST GRADE TECHNOLOGY SHEET FOR PARENTS

NASD SECOND TECHNOLOGY SHEET FOR PARENTS

THIRD GRADE TECHNOLOGY SHEET FOR PARENTS

 

KEYBOARDING SKILLS HELP & WEBSITES

Keyboarding is not a skill that is formally taught in elementary school. Touch-typing is a skill that needs to be taught every day for a specific length of time with a systematic introduction and practice of each key. Elementary schedules along with the not-yet-complete development of children's hand-size and coordination make teaching touch-typing in elementary schools problematic.  Couple this with devices with no physical keyboards, like tablets and cell phones; and it creates a frustration for young students in learning touch typing.

HOWEVER, that doesn't mean that kids can't develop a knowledge of the location of keys and also practice keyboarding going from "hunt & peck" to "know & peck".

I started as a typing teacher 31 years ago. With devices without keyboards and also the improvement with voice recognition (available in Google Docs) and audio/video recording (available in Schoology Discussions and Assignments), I believe that it is important for students to learn the keyboard, but how and when they learn the keyboard is different today.

 

Here are some resources and websites that I believe will help the K-3 student understand, learn and "know & peck" on any device.  It may even help the Kindergarten student know their letters and numbers by recognition and not just by sequence.  With practice at home, your child can be quicker in inputting letters and numbers on any device which will help them with technology used in school. --Miss Kocher, Old Typing Teacher :0)

Click on these links for help:

 

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For website questions, please contact the

NASD Grades K-3 Technology Specialist,  Miss Shawn-Kimberly Kocher