Welcome to the Technology Department of the Norton Public Schools. Our focus is to support teaching and learning with technology throughout the district. We are working to redefine and transform the way students learn and communicate by promoting innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
Director of Instructional Technology
(508) 285-0100 ext. 6
District Wide Network Technician
District Wide Network Technician
- SchoolDude Tech Support Requests
- Brainpop & Brainpop Jr.
- Student Email Access
- Technology Resources for Families
- Digital Learning Library
- Technology PD Opportunities
- NPS Technology in the News
- IT Matters~Technology Newsletters
- Student Data Privacy
Norton Public Schools is currently providing email access to students at Norton High School and Norton Middle School.
We believe email can enhance communication between students and teachers surrounding assignments and class expectations. Currently, student accounts are only able to email within the Norton Public Schools domain. This means only sending and receiving emails with others in Norton. We will reevaluate the need to open the email system outside of Norton on an as needed basis.
NPS email accounts are a privilege. All accounts are monitored for appropriate use and may be suspended if activity is found to be in violation of the District's Acceptable Use Policy.
Students have access to their school email accounts by logging into Gmail using their school issued login. All accounts end with @norton.k12.ma.us Students should use the same username and password used for Google Drive and Docs.
Please contact the technology department with any questions.
Chatting With Your Kids About Being Online Great downloadable resource for families
Common Sense Media Designed to support and empower families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives.
Digital Life: Our Kids Connected Culture Great article from PBS Parents on children and media
FCC's Lifeline Program where broadband will be a part of the program starting in December 2016.
Internet Essentials from Comcast For families and students that qualify, Comcast offers $9.95/mo. internet access and $149.99 computer purchase
Kids, Parents and Video Games Ratings & parental controls can help you learn about the games your kids want to play and help you make sure they’re playing according to your rules.
MARC Resources for Parents/Guardians Bullying and Cyberbullying resources for parents from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University
OnGuard Online A great site from the Federal Trade Commission that contains information on all things related to staying safe online.
Parenting in the Digital World Community tech night presentation
Stop Cyberbullying Before it Starts Print this guide from the National Crime Prevention Council
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center The Joan Ganz Cooney Center focuses on the challenges of educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape.
Understanding Mobile Apps Great resource from the Federal Trade Commission
Free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.
Explore U.S. history using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Kids can discover America's Story, meet amazing Americans, explore the statesArcademic Skill Builders
Online educational games to help with learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skillsBuild with Online Legos
Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome.ConnectEd for MyMath
Math program login page.DanceMat Typing
Practice keyboarding skills.FactMonster
A free reference site for students, teachers, and parents.Illuminations Math Activities
Virtual manipulatives, applets, and games to support math concepts.Infobits
Online sources appropriate for elementary research.IXL Online
Find your grade and practice math and language arts topics.National Geographic for Kids
Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts.National Library of Virtual Manipulatives A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics.Netsmartz Kids
Age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offlineNorton Public Library Children's Services
Explore our local library!PBS Kids
Educational games and videos from PBS kids showsPearson SuccessNet
Login page for PearsonRanger Rick Animals
Find lots of fun activities and animal information for kids with Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr.Read Write Think Student Activities
A collection of online activities to support student learning.Scholastic Student Activities
Online interactive learning and reading activitiesSheppard Softare
Many different activities for math, literacy, science and social studies.Storybird
Create an online book with digital illustrations.Storyline Online
Listen to a story read by a celebrity.Xtra Math
A free program for students to practice math facts.
Free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and much more.Digital Vaults
Explore the National Archives onlineIlluminations Math Activities
Virtual manipulatives, applets, and games to support math concepts.IXL Online
Find your grade and practice math and language arts topics.Keyboarding Game
Practice your keyboarding skillsKhan Academy
Learn something new today!National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics.Netsmartz Teens
Activities to help teens make good choices while online.Norton Public Library
Explore our local library!Our Documents
Primary sources and descriptions of 100 milestone documents that have shaped our country throughout the centuries.Scratch
Create stories, games, and animations and share with others around the world.Storybird
Create an online book with digital illustrations.Tagxedo
Create a word cloudTween Tribune
Features topics about animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national & world news written by kids & professional journalistsUS National Archives YouTube Channel
Watch authentic clips from different eras of US history.Wonderopolis
A place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery.Youngzine
Articles, images, and videos about world news, science and technology, society and arts, movies, and books
A research resource for students who want to learn about other countries and cultures.Digital Vaults
Explore the National Archives onlineDiscovery Education
Interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic.High School Science Sites
A rich variety of high school science sites for students to explore.iCivics
Games and activities to learn about civics and our government.Khan Academy
Learn something new today!Library of Congress
Online interactive reading and learning resourcesMIT Open Courseware
This is a place where you can learn about a lot of subjects, especially those in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.Netsmartz Teens
Activities to help teens make good choices while online.Project Gutenberg
45,000 free audio and eBooks that can be viewed online or downloaded to an eBook reader.Purdue Online Writing Lab
Resources to help with writing and citing papers.US National Archives YouTube Channel
Watch authentic clips from different eras of US history.
Resources for Teaching MathInteractive Websites for Student Engagement
Huge collection of links covering all grade levels and curriculum areasISTE Standards for Students, Teachers and Administrators MassCUE National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Great activities for SmartBoard use!Read Write Think
Great website with interactive activities for classroom useSafeshare.tv
Safely share YouTube videos without ads or suggested videosTechnology Integration Symbaloo
Collection of technology integration toolsThe Journal
Complete EdCamp Calendar
Find a local EdCamp to attend!
Find a workshop to attend or watch an online webinarFramingham State University
Online Professional Development for EducatorsiTunes University
Visit iTunes U in iTunes to find online learning opportunities for teachers.
Norton Public Schools has been working with the Massachusetts Student Privacy Alliance (MSPA) to develop a standardized data privacy agreement for all vendors that store any student information with personally identifiable information (PII)
The Data Privacy Agreement requires all vendors to:
- Ensure industry best practices are being followed with respect to data privacy and data security.
- Provide the school district the right to audit the vendor for compliance.
- Not resell or use student information for any other purpose than the service it was intended.
- Provide the school district notification of a data breach, if one should occur, within a specific time frame.
- Ensure the school district retains ownership of all student data regardless of where the data resides.
- Follow the laws protecting students rights for data privacy - CIPA, COPPA, FERPA and PPRA.
- Norton Public Schools are working closely with The Education Cooperative (TEC) to facilitate the execution of these data privacy agreements with all vendors. TEC represents a number of school districts across Massachusetts concerned with student data privacy. Utilizing TEC's partnership with other school districts puts us in a stronger position when negotiating contract terms than going it alone and sends vendors a strong message that data privacy is an important issue we need to work on together to solve.
Visit the online digital resources database which lists vetted resources for educational and privacy protections.