Mousing and Navigation

EDUCATIONAL LINKS to games for mastering the mouse and navigating Internet pages. Students begin in Preschool to develop computer skills.

PRODIGY math    Not only can students practice math in a fun interactive game, they also learn the importance of learning and creating usernames and passwords.

Google Accounts

Signing into Google Accounts for students and teachers.

Keyboarding skills

2nd Grade KWT

Keyboarding Without Tears is introduced in 2nd grade to every student in ACSD1. An interactive introduction to the keyboard and fingering skills to develop accuracy, with speed as a secondary focus.

3rd-5th Grades Typing.com

Students in 3rd-4th-5th grade have unique usernames/passwords to login to Typing.com. It can be practiced from school or at home. Accuracy is emphasized, with speed considered as proficiency increases.

Dancemat typing

A fun, interactive starting point for keyboard awareness. First graders are introduced to Dancemat Typing in January.

Keyboarding Zoo

Students in Kindergarten and First grades begin learning keyboard awareness with Keyboarding Zoo from ABCya!


Another place to practice at school or at home.

Second grade keyboarding (beginning in October, not set up yet)

Second graders throughout ACSD1 begin Keyboarding Without Tears. It interactively introduces students to keyboard layout, then practices using efficient keyboarding practices.

Cyber Citizenship

Online Safety and Cyber Citizenship

Reponsible use of online resources is a must for information explorers and researchers. This link takes Slade students to multiple resources used for understanding the importance of staying safe and being smart while using the Internet.


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Computer Science, coding and programming

Students need a chance to independently explore interesting topics, and to share their new-found knowledge through their own creations.

Computer Science. Learning about how computers work is an important part of using a computer.

Inside a desktop computer

Inside a laptop computer


many opportunities, including participation in the annual “Hour of Code.”

Slade information sheet about ROBOTS at SLADE.

At different times throughout the year, students program DASH robots during Technology time. The developers at MakeWonder.com have made these robots for ages “5 to infinity”!



Makerspaces in libraries have exploded, and our school library is a hub of creative expression

Little Bits

Green screen activities

Creative play



Book Trailers using iMovie

Later in the year students may use iMovie on the student iPads to create Book Trailers.

The Giver  (sample Trailer)

Graphic organizers for Trailers