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Arlington Public Schools
Digital Learning

Digital Learning Director
Susan Bisson
Phone: 781-316-1433

Main Office
869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476

Digital Learning Specialist
Arlington High School

Jeff Snyder
Phone: 781-316-3572

Digital Learning Specialist
Gibbs and Ottoson

Johanna Bradley
Phone: 781-316-3745 x1328

Digital Learning


The Digital Learning department supports students, teachers, staff, and administration in the standards-aligned application and use of educational technology resources in order to promote digital literacy, digital citizenship, and student achievement in all academic disciplines.


The Arlington Public Schools is committed to protecting our students' privacy while also supporting the innovative use of digital learning resources in teaching and learning.

STUDENT DATA PRIVACY: Resources for Families

Student Privacy 101 (Video 4:03 minutes)
A Parent's Guide to Student Data Privacy


This APS Digital Learning Resources list includes district-wide subscriptions, free apps, and those that are paid for by specific departments or schools. There are three possible designations for each tool:

  • Approved: Contract is signed and app is in use.

  • Approved w/ Guardian Release: Guardians signed a contract to allow it to be used in a specific classroom with a specific group of students.

  • Not Approved: Vendor was unable to sign the contract and, therefore, teachers are not allowed to use the app with students.

APS Digital Learning Resources


The resources below provide helpful information for Parents and Guardians in order to keep children safe while online.

• Common Sense Media Resources
  Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit
  organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world
  of media and technology.

• ConnectSafely Web Tips for Parents
  Social Web tips for parents from Connect Safely.

• Family Online Safety Institute
  The Family Online Safety Institute brings a unique, international perspective
  to the potential risks, harms as well as the rewards of our online lives.

• Net Family News for Parents
  The mission is to document developments in the digital technology and
  media young people love and use most.

• Stay Safe Online Parental Controls
  Parental controls are available on most Internet-enabled devices, like computers,
  smartphones, tablets, gaming systems. When enabling parental controls, use
  age-appropriate settings to filter, monitor and block your child's activities.

• Webwise Internet Advice for Parents
  Top 10 tips for parents on internet safety.


• Grades PreK-2 - Student Acceptable Use Policy Agreement
  Translations:  Chinese   |  Japanese  |  Spanish

• Grades 3-5 - Student Acceptable Use Policy Agreement
  Translations:  Chinese   |  Japanese   |  Spanish

• Grades 6-12 - Student Acceptable Use Policy Agreement
  Translations:  Chinese   |  Japanese   |  Spanish


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