Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. The PS 131 Technology program strives to help students develop and maintain a healthy relationship with using technology. Students learn about their responsibilities as Digital Citizens in the 21st Century. Students are engaged in discussions and activities that help them see technology as a tool they can use to expand their learning. They are also introduced to some basic concepts in Computer Science at all grade levels. I look forward to working with you and your child.
Ms. Carolyn Harvey - Instructional Technology Teacher
Lightbot - Coding
Maker Space STEM
Starfall and Pixie 4
During our first unit, Kindergarten and First Grade students focused on the first 9 letters of the alphabet, A - I. Using an online website, Starfall, and Pixie 4,
a creative software program The students first practiced writing the letter, then the sound it makes, and finally, picture recognition. The students also had an opportunity to demonstrate their artistic abilities using Pixie 4. Students chose one of the focus letters and then drew a picture of something that begins with that letter. To lift the level for 1st graders, students had to use the Text tool in Pixie 4 to label the 3 pictures that they drew and type their name and class, using the Cap Locks key to add capital letters where necessary. Here are samples of the work our youngest artists have created.
Creative Assessment - (Grades K and 1)
PS 131 Is Fostering
DIGITAL AGE LEARNERS
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.