A variety of technologies are used in Hamden's schools - computers (both Macs and PCs), iPads, chromebooks, interactive white boards, digital scientific probes, graphing calculators, document cameras, and a variety of online applications, including distance learning.
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.
More Information about the district's instructional technology program in the Teaching and Learning section of our site.