Currently, during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Hamden Public Schools is conducting school via Google Classroom. Students without technology or Internet connectivity at home are able to borrow chromebooks and hotspots from the district to connect to their Google classes. Find out more about our Distance Learning Program During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
A variety of technologies are used in Hamden's schools - computers (both Macs and PCs), iPads, chromebooks, interactive digital boards, digital scientific probes, graphing calculators, document cameras, and a variety of online applications.
We focus on two objectives in using technology in our schools:
- To equip students with valuable (even essential) skills in using common technologies (computers, Internet, word processors, presentation software, spreadsheets) so that they will be successful in whatever paths they choose after leaving our schools; and
- To enhance teaching and learning - in other words, to enable content and concepts to be presented, demonstrated, experienced, practiced, understood, analyzed and applied in ways that improve and expand what would be possible using traditional teaching methods and educational tools.
Our hard-working districtwide technology staff (our Technology Team!) is as follows:
Nick Bauer, Desktop Support Specialist
Tamara Benson, Data Specialist
Nelson Cannon, Junior Desktop Support Specialist
Frank Gargiulo, Network Manager
Jewell Harris, Desktop Support Specialist
Stephanie Homa, PowerSchool and District Applications Specialist
Karen Kaplan, Director of Innovation, Technology and Communications