Our mission is to provide staff and students with a robust technology infrastructure, timely assistance, high quality professional development,and effective leadership.
The Technology Department of the Norfolk Public Schools continues to be committed to, not just maintaining, but to advancing our technologies wherever possible as we work toward the Advanced Tech Level of the Massachusetts School Technology and Readiness (STAR) Chart.
Each year we become more and more dependant on Technology to complete our day-to-day activities in the classroom and offices.The Computer labs and mobile labs continue to be utilized on a regular basis. The technology team continues to share the responsibilitiesof troubleshooting hardware and software issues, introducing new software programs to the students and staff, meeting the ongoing data needs of the Department Of Elementary and Secondary Education, maintaining network solutions, maintaining servers, implementing new software to meet our forever changing technology needs and keeping our website up to date.
Our virus protection software (Sophos) was successfully implemented on both PC's and MAC's. This is a step toward protecting our hardware and software from the incessantly increasing threats from cyberspace.
The H. Olive Day school implemented a new computer based supplemental reading program called Lexia. This program is designed to help all learners' master basic reading skills and provides a simple way for teachers to incorporate differentiated instruction in their classroom. It is a web based application which also allows access from home when deemed necessary by the classroom teachers and reading specialists.
ConnectEd, is our home to school communications software tool which allows us to communicate effectively and efficiently with families.