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Purchase Selected NPS Computers and Peripherals

The District Computer Center's New Equipment web page should assist you in ordering computers and the related peripheral devices selected for Norman Public Schools.

Educational Resources for Teachers

  • "The Ultimate Teacher's Resource!"
  • "Online learning for School and Home"
  • "Original, web-based curriculum products and professional development programs for K-12 educators"
  • PBS TeacherSource: "Weave together video and online resources into an exciting instructional strategy"
  • Awesome Library: "The Awesome Library organizes the Web with 14,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education."
  • Searchopolis: "The most powerful Web portal ever designed specifically for education."
  • A search engine gateway to "high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!"
  • Yahoo / Education / K-12: Lots of links to K-12 education-related sites (organized by category)
  • Web66
    "We see the World Wide Web as a catalyst that will integrate the Internet into K12 school curricula. The Web66 project is designed to facilitate the introduction of this technology into K12 schools."
  • Arts Edge
    "ArtsEdge supports the place of arts education at the center of the curriculum through the creative and appropriate use of technology. ArtsEdge helps educators to teach in, through, and about the arts."
  • Ed Web
    "An intelligent, detailed, informed and practical guide, both to education related issues concerning the Internet, and to educational resources on the World Wide Web."

Computer Virus Information

Web Page Development Resources

  • WebPad
    WebPad (aka Microsoft FrontPage Express, aka FrontPad) is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get; pronounced wiz-e-wig) web page editor included with our NPS Unified DeskTop (UDT) computer systems. The WebPad link above will send you to the NPS online document that briefly exlpains how to start WebPad on a UDT computer and then save your web documents to your personal NPS web page. More detailed information on how to use the WebPad (FrontPage Express) software is available on the internet. The links below offer a few starting points.
  • ISC Web Design Help More helpful information on web page design provided by Norman Public Schools' Instructional Services Center. They occasionally offer short courses to NPS faculty on Webpad, Frontpage, and web design.
  • Webmonkey Webmonkey is a great place to find tutorials, reference information, and samples of code on almost any topic you can think of in relation to web development-whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro wanting to refer to the latest information.
  • World Wide Web Consortium The World Wide Web Consortium (aka W3C)has an abundance of information which includes: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users; reference code implementations to embody and promote standards; and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. Any new or old specs on web technology can be found here.
  • Webopedia Run across a computer term that you're not familiar with? Visit the #1 online encyclopedia and search engine dedicated to computer technology. Enter a search term or browse through the categories, and sail the Web!

Computer Tips & Troubleshooting Techniques

  • School Troubleshooting Tips: from another school district (Why reinvent the wheel?):
  • This web site is maintained by Bob O'Donnell and contains some excellent troubleshooting tips and resources for PCs and Macs. This site offers quite a bit of text explaining "why" as opposed to just "how". If you're looking for a more succint list of tips then look further down this list.
  • Basic Troubleshooting Tips: Provided by Austin Free-Net
  • "The Universal Troubleshooting Process": While this site offers more philosophy (the zen of troubleshooting?) than specific techniques, it does a nice job of presenting the thought processes involved in the troubleshooting process.
  • Tom's Hardware Guide: This is another excellent techie resource. I may not always find what I'm looking for at this site but I always find a few interesting articles that make my visit worthwhile.

Microsoft Windows Support Links

Our UDT-XP systems run the Windows XP operating system
Our UDT-NT systems run the Windows NT 4.0 operating system

Apple Macintosh Support Links

Device Driver Resource Sites

  • "Your guide to finding device drivers" (Login: drivers, Password: all)
  • " 32-bit Hardware Driver Updates"
  • "The place to find device drivers"
  • LhD: Linux Hardware Database: "This site is a repository of ratings of compatibility and performance of computer hardware components under Linux. It also includes some information about device drivers and some hints for getting quirky devices working under Linux."

Community, State, & National Links
of possible interest to the Norman educational community







* Caution: The web site for the Daily/Sunday Oklahoman and Channel 9 now requires registration of personal information (name, address, phone, email, salary, education, birth date) and "secure" login for access to much of their informational content. Some people (such as myself) consider this an unnecessary invasion of their privacy and risk to their online security. Their web site requires you enable cookies on your computer where they can store information about you. If a web site doesn't have your personal information then this is not a big deal. But you should keep in mind that other, less altruistic, web sites may attempt to glean more knowledge about you from personal information stored in cookies on your computer. You may want to visit other online resources for local news and information.

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This page last updated December 20, 2005. We have made every reasonable attempt to insure that our web pages are educationally sound and do not contain links to materials that violate the Norman Public School District's Policies on Internet and Internet Safety for the Computer Network. Opinions expressed on these web pages do not necessarily reflect those of the Norman Public School District. For more information concerning this site please email