The Northampton Public Schools are a Google Apps for Education school. Students experience working with chromebooks primarily in the classroom and have access to both PC and Apple computer labs in the schools, to give the students access to the technology they could want or need
At NHS students are able to take classes that are all about technology.
Sam Lev, a former NHS student, teaches a class all about I.T management. He teaches you about computers and what it takes to work on networking and operating systems, hardware software and how to take apart and put together a computer.
In music theory, you learn how to edit videos to make a short movie. In graphic design, you learn to work with digital graphics.
Northampton high school in the 2018-2019 year is adding a new class that is revolved around designing your own app.
Going into sophomore year, students in the summer, are able to to do an internship called Innovation pathways. More info on innovation pathways page under Tech.
In middle school, students can start the Project Lead the Way Curriculum, Robotics, Web design, In-Depth work with Google Apps, presentation tools, WeVideos for educational reports, 3D Printers and Global STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) which students work with global partners on projects.
All students have access to chromebooks, 3 Computer labs–2 used for specific classes, iPads mixed throughout.
Elementary schools include Bridge street school, Jackson street school, Ryan Road School and Leeds school. In these schools students are able to learn about Ozobots and Lego Robotics to learn beginning coding, in all schools students are able to learn about Maker Spaces. Also students learn to use Piper classroom kits to construct their own Raspberry Pi computers and learn how to program them. They learn to use green screens to create educational videos, they are exposed to Stop Motion.Animation Podcasting on Macs, they are able to use 3D Printers, they use Clever badges to quickly log in Chromebooks in all schools, they have access to PC Computer labs. There are iPads mixed throughout.
Students at JFK Middle School have access to chromebook devices. The details of this program can be found HERE. Information about the Protection Plan can be found HERE.