Students, and their parents, must sign a district "Acceptable Use Policy" (AUP). The AUP describes what is expected from each student in terms of behaviors related to technology use. The broad categories of behaviors are divided into four behavioral areas:
Respect and protect the privacy of others
Respect and protect the integrity, availability, and security of all electronic resources
Yes, you can access QwertyTown from any keyboarded device with internet access by signing into the Clever Portal with your username and password.
QwertyTown is a web-based keyboarding platform that teaches typing and online communication skills. Students are introduced to this platform and are encouraged to use it at home to build essential keyboarding skills.
Contact the school's library teacher if you need a reminder about your account information.
Yes, we have eBooks and online audiobooks available through our offerings in the Destiny Catalog. Use your personal student username and password to access this account. You have the option to read eBooks online or download them through the Follett Brytewave app.
The following devices support the Follett Brytewave app: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (ios 6.0 and above), Android (3.0 and above) tablet devices, Nook HD, Nook HD+ and Kindle
The Follett Brytewave K-12 App can be downloaded through iTunes. If you are using an Android, the app must be downloaded through Google Play.
In addition, Hamden Public Library has a wide variety of eBooks and online audio books that can be accessed from their website.
Clever is an online portal that give students a single login to access several different online accounts the district provides for you. To access, follow this link to Clever and provide your login name and password.
Student accounts are created by Hamden Public Schools and are unique to each student. This information is sent home with students at the beginning of the year. If you need help, please contact the school librarian.
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