It is an exciting time to be a learner! Live online collaboration, interactive digital storytelling, visual programming, and in-depth internet research are just some of the ways we can explore new topics and communicate understanding. PAUS has a variety of technology tools to help our students become proficient technology users. Each campus has laptop carts of Chromebooks and Lenovo ThinkPads for use in any and all classrooms. Classroom suites of technology include interactive whiteboards (eno Board), projectors, document cameras (Elmo), and desktop computers. 
Being a Responsible Digital Citizen
Learning to be respectful online is just as important as being respectful in a face-to-face situations. Students in grades 6-8 spend time discussing ethics and safety behind using different types of technology and internet websites. Lessons from the Common Sense Media curriculum give students a chance to voice the impact social media, online communication, and digital media has had on their lives and how they can prepare themselves for different challenges they may face in the future. 

Parents, visit the Common Sense Media website for resources supporting cyberbullying, internet safety, and other digital media tools.

Acceptable Use Policy
The technology in our schools is available to support teaching and learning. It is expected that technology be used for educational purposes. All students and staff have signed and agreed to follow the CPSD Acceptable Use Policy when using technology in Cambridge Public School. View the most current policy online.

Recent Putnam Ave Projects

  • Graphing to Visualize Results Using Google Spreadsheets 7th graders in Sara Carhart's mathematics classes used Google Spreadsheets as a way to graph distance versus time graphs. Students inputed data into the cells and used the graphing ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2014, 8:24 PM by Ingrid Gustafson
  • A Modern Twist on Classic Radio Shows: Podcasts! Action! Students in Blaine Yesselman's sixth grade ELA class collaborated in small groups using Google Docs to create radio skits focusing on having a plot, theme, setting, and character ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2014, 7:43 PM by Ingrid Gustafson
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Google Drive & Login Tips
Google Drive

All students in the Upper Schools are using Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs), for writing, classwork, and online collaboration. Here are a few tips for when students are having trouble logging in to Google Drive:
  • Make sure to login on either the main Google page or the Google Drive page. Trying to login on the Gmail page will not work for CPSD Google accounts. 
    • Don't forget @cpsd.us if logging in on Google pages!
  • Is the username correct? There should be numbers as well as letters in the username. 
  • Is the password correct?
    • Is CAPS LOCK on? 
    • Was the SHIFT key pressed?