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Technology

Access All Student Websites Here!

Go to the Clever access portal to get to sites like Achieve 3000, Khan Academy, No Red Ink, and more.

VMS TECHNOLOGY LINKS

Achieve
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Click on the Google Apps for Education logo to access your account.

Type in your username (Up to 10 letters of your last name, 1st initial of your 1st name, LAST 3 digits of your student ID) w/ @carlsbadusd.net

EX: Katniss Everdeen, Student ID: 12345

everdeenk345@carlsbadusd.net 

Password: Created in SSRPM

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Login to CLEVER on the VMS homepage. CLEVER login and password are the same as Google. Then select Achieve 3000. You will be automatically logged in.

 

Click on the logo to access the My Access Writing Program 

 Username: Up to 10 letters of your last name, 1st initial of your 1st name, LAST 3 digits of your student ID) w/ @carlsbadusd.net

Password: csd+ your 5 digit student ID number 

EX: Katniss Everdeen, Student ID: 12345

everdeenk345@carlsbadusd.net 

Password: csd12345

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Click on the logo to access Illuminate 

 Username: Up to 10 letters of your last name, 1st initial of your 1st name, LAST 3 digits of your student ID

PasswordCsd+ your 5 digit student ID number 

EX: Katniss Everdeen, Student ID: 12345

everdeenk345

Password: Csd12345

Click on the logo to access Google Classroom

 

VMS IS A PROUD GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION SCHOOL

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Valley Middle School is a proud partner of Google Apps for Education. Utilizing the latest Chromebook technology, in conjunction with the Google Apps for Education suite of tools, students are able to collaborate in relevant and innovative ways in real-time. This collaboration provides students meaningful opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom.

KEYBOARDING

Free Typing Games     
One site with seven arcade-style games to practice speed and accuracy.  Some of the games (Martian Defender, for example) allow you to set difficulty levels like "home row only" for beginners.  Notes: Pop up and banner ads can be distracting.

 

ABC Type     

Drag the letters onto the correct keys of a blank keyboard.

 

 Peter's Online Typing Course     

These 18 lessons include ergonomics, letters, numbers, and punctuation.  Feedback on speed and accuracy is provided.  Color cues serve as reminders of correct fingering.

 

Nimblefingers     
A well-organized sequence of lessons covering letters, numbers and punctuation.  The striped lines of practice make it easier to track and keep one's place.  Errors and words per minute are reported after each lesson.

 

Touch Typing
This web site provides keyboarding instruction using the languages and keyboard layouts of 15 different countries.  The practice bar scrolls and the background color is adjustable.  Another unique feature is the ability to type or paste any text into the practice window, and to have that text become the scrolling practice.  Try this week's vocabulary or spelling words and practice keyboarding and spelling at the same time!

 

DanceMat Typing     
This highly animated set of lessons with four levels of difficulty includes auditory directions for finger placement and each step of the lesson. There is a link (upper left) to a "text only" version which is screen reader friendly for visually impaired users.  Note:  This is from the BBC, and the narrator has a Scottish accent. 

 

All the Touch Typing Tutors
This site provides a list of many freeware (free, but may require registration), shareware (usually a small fee to download), and online typing practice activities.  

FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? RESET HERE!

Forgot your Google Apps for Education Password?

Click HERE to reset it!