PS 116 is working on improving access to Instructional Technology in all of its classrooms.  This goal starts with the framing of a clear Technology Vision for the school which is currently being worked on by the School’s Technology Study Group supported by Brooklyn North Field Support Centre Director of Instructional Technology.

Through the use of technology tools, we want our students to experience, interact and connect with the world in ways that traditional textbooks alone will not support.  The aim is to make technology a daily tool for students that will enable them to develop 21st Century skills in a Student Centered Learning environment.  These skills should include:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Collaborative and Communication
  • Digital Citizenship and Literacy
  • Research and Information retrieval
  • Creativity and Innovation
Technology Tool DescriptionWho is using this tech?
Boardworks provide teachers with access to thousands of high quality, interactive animations and student-led activities that are Common Core aligned, to increase student participation and engagement in Mathematics, English Language Arts and Science.Grades K-5
A digital platform that provides connected learning through tablet-based teaching. Currently Mathematics instruction using the Go Math Curriculum is provided through this medium.2nd Grade
Pathblazer is web-based math and ELA curriculum designed around animated video lessons for students in K – 8 who are working below grade level. The program sets students on individual learning paths through both built-in and external diagnostics.Grades 3-5
First in Math harnesses the power of digital gaming to build math skills!5th Grade
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Its a digital portfolio that teachers can use to empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate.Grades K-3
Raz-Kids is an online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.Grades K-2Classes 303, 403, and 405 
Differentiating instruction is made easier with the Teacher Toolbox, an online teacher support tool that gives teachers a full range of K–5 instructional resources at their fingertips, for students performing below, on, or above grade level.Grades 3-5
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.Grades K-5
myON® Reader is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. Titles are dynamically matched to each individual student’s interests, grade and Lexile® reading levelGrade K-5
Class Dojo is a free online behavior management system intended to foster positive student behaviors and classroom culture. Students earn ‘Dojo Points’ based on their classroom conduct. Teachers use Class Dojo to keep parents up to date on student progress and classroom happenings.Several Classrooms
G Suite for Education is the same set of apps that you know and love—Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more— but designed with new intelligent features that make work easier and bring teachers and students together.Grades K-5 TeachersGrades 4-5 Students
A Chromebook is a laptop that runs Google’s Chrome OS. They are used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloudGrades 4-5
The Promethean Board is an interactive whiteboard.Several Classrooms
The iPad is a tablet or “slate” computer that is designed to better handle apps for creativity and productivity.Grades K-2
Padlet is a free application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic, create beautiful projects that are easy to share and collaborate on.Grades K-5
Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages! Great for assessment!Grades K-5
The Mobile STEM Lab for Science turns any classroom into a high-tech learning environment, with all the tools.Science Cluster Teacher