Technology Tips

he Basics

Inpics Comptuer Tutorials
Learn how to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Drive, and other programs step-by-step, using pictures.

Dance Mat Typing and Good Typing and TypingWeb
Learn to type using either Dance Mat Typing (fun for kids of all ages!) or Good Typing or Typing Web, where you can register and keep track of your progress.

Using Your District Google Account
Every student has access to a Google Account provided by the district. Using Google Drive, you can create, collaborate on and share documents, slide shows, graphs and much more with other students and teachers in New Haven Public Schools. It can not be used to send or receive e-mail from outside the district. To access your account:

  • Log on to Google
  • Click on "Sign In" in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Your user name is your student ID (your lunch code)
  • Your initial password is "password1"
  • You will be prompted to change your password. Chose one that you will remember!
  • Once you are logged on, you will see your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen, and an icon for the apps.
  • Click on Drive. Click on Create to see all that you can do!