Data & Technology Instructions:                Mrs. J. Satriana

Technology/ Math Teacher:                        Ms. A. Urbano

Technology/ Math Teacher:                        Mrs. S. Shah 


The Importance of Technology to the Learning Process

        Technology is everywhere, entwined in almost every part of our lives. It affects how we shop, socialize, connect, play, and most importantly learn. With their great and increasing presence in our lives, it only makes sense to have mobile technology in the classroom. If used correctly, technology will help prepare students for their future careers, which will inevitably include the use of wireless technology.  Integrating technology into the classroom is definitely a great way to reach diversity in learning styles. It gives students the chance to interact with their classmates more by encouraging collaboration. Technology helps the teachers prepare students for the real world environment. As our nation becomes increasingly more technology-dependent, it becomes even more necessary that students learn to be tech-savvy. Integrating technology in education everyday helps students stay engaged. Today’s students love technology so they are sure to be interested in learning if they can use the tools they love. With technology, the classroom is a happier place. Students are excited about being able to use technology and therefore are more apt to learn. When mobile technology is readily available in the classroom, students are able to access the most up-to-date information quicker and easier than ever before. With technology in the classroom the teacher becomes the encourager, adviser, and coach. Students become more responsible. Technology helps students take more control over their own learning. They learn how to make their own decisions and actually think for themselves.

Safety Tips for Our Students

Here are some important things to remember when you’re on your computer at home, school, or public places.

  • First, remember never to give out personal information, such as name, home address, school name, or telephone number.
  • Never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without your parents’ permission.
  • Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Someone who says that “she” or “he” is 12 years old could really be an adult.
  • Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared.
  • Do not meet with someone or have them visit you without the permission of your parents.
  • Tell your parents right away if you read anything on the internet that makes you feel uncomfortable.

The Technology Team at P.S. 209 is glad to introduce the following programs to inspire our students to Read, Write, and Learn.

Big Universe

Big Universe is an award winning educational website designed to instill the love for reading, writing, and learning in our students.

Convenient 24/7 access from anywhere for grades k-8

Type to Learn 4

Type to Learn 4: Agents of information teaches students how to type through engaging lessons, activities, and typing games.

Students can access 24/7 from anywhere, grades k-8

I-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction Program

I-Ready is a two part program that includes online assessments and online instructions. The program assesses Math. And Reading skills then generates unique instruction plan for every student. The assessment section monitors students’ progress and the diagnostic section pinpoints the students’ needs in reading and mathematics by using sophisticated adaptive logic and a bank of thousands of test items.

Activate Enhanced Cognitive Performance

Activate is a cognitive training programs proven to enhance executive function skills. It measures and improves attention memory, delivers real-time cognitive data, and greatly improves academic outcomes through a combination of computer exercises and physical exercises based on the latest neuroscience research on cognitive training programs from Yale.

We are excited about these literacy tools and think you will be as well.

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