Roadrunner Technology Page

Welcome to our Roadrunner Technology Page!

NSD's student technology policy offers 1:1 device assignments: ChromeBooks for every student in grades 2-12 to carry between home and school; iPads for all Kindergarten and 1st-grade students for use in the classroom. 

All parents/guardians will be asked to sign a Student Technology Use Agreement in ParentVUE annually before a device can be taken home.

To access your parent Clever or Schoology account, visit THIS page.

For more information on technology use in the Northshore School District, visit THIS page.

For device support, malfunction or damage, follow THIS LINK to request help.

Students use their assigned devices for research and learning in math, science, social studies, and language arts, as well as digital citizenship and computer skills.

Technology News!

Device Protection Program (DPP) and Fines for Damage or Loss

The DPP program covers the device (Chromebook, Macbook, or iPad) loaned to your student against accidental damage for the school year. This program does NOT cover damage resulting from misuse or loss of the device.  We expect all students to properly use their device and to secure it when it is not being used.  If the device is used improperly or is not secured while the student is not using it, families will be expected to pay the full cost of replacement or repair. 

The standard payment to enroll in the NSD Student Device Protection Plan is $25 per year; free for students who have qualified for free or reduced-price meals and who have provided consent to share their status for fee waivers. No refunds will be given once enrolled in this program.  If the assigned device is accidentally damaged, families will be charged according to the following deductible schedule:

●    1st Incident; $0
●    2nd Incident; 50% reduction of cost of repair
●    3rd Incident; Full cost of repair

Any loss of a device will result in a fine equal to the total cost of replacement of the device. This includes the device charger and bag.

Enrollment in DPP must occur before damage occurs for DPP to apply.  If there is no DPP on file for a student when damage occurs and the fine is assessed, the full repair cost will be charged.  Fines for damaged devices will be applied promptly and can be paid in our online payment system.  We cannot take replacement items such as power cables that were purchased on Amazon or at a retail store, as use of those items may cause safety issues or void warranties.


Technology Best Practice

Typing Club

Online program used at school to teach keyboarding skills. Learning to touch type helps students be more productive and better prepares them for success in school and beyond.

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Hour of Code is a web-based program that exposes students to basic coding and computer science principles.  Lessons are pre-built and easy to deploy!

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