Technology in elementary education is important because it helps prepare students for the digital future. It teaches 21st-century skills are necessary to be successful in today’s world. Now, a majority of jobs have a digital component that will only grow and get more complex as time goes on. Therefore, technology prepares students for their future. Further, it sets them up to be successful in our increasingly digital economy.


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AAA Math

Think Central


AAA Math


Research conducted by Dr. Tanya Evans of Stanford University indicates that children who know math can recruit certain brain regions more reliably, and have higher gray matter volume in those regions, than those who perform more poorly in math.  The brain regions involved in higher math skills in high-performing children were associated with various cognitive tasks involving visual attention and decision-making.  While correlation may not imply causation, this study indicates that the same brain regions that help you do math are recruited in decision-making and attentional processes.


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Natgeo Kids


Nasa Kids

Nat Geo Kids

Discovery Kids

Discovery Kids

Scientific literacy starts in early childhood and continues through elementary school. Scientific knowledge is necessary to fully participate in human culture and democracy—especially as it becomes more technological. The future of our nation depends on a scientifically literate public.



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A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. Likewise, evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who do not, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background. -




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Adobe Spark


Code Academy

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Dance Mat Typing

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Code Academy

Technology is entwined in almost part of our daily lives. It affects how we communicate, play, socialize, and learn. Now, technology is taking a part in classrooms. Smartboards, iPads, and Chromebooks are replacing chalkboards, notepads, and textbooks. With the strong digital future that lies ahead of us, it is only natural that our school is embracing the role technology can play in improving the learning experience.




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Students love to explore the internet.  These resources will take them to a universe full of information that is fun, educational and engaging.  

Kahoot will allow them to interact with their friends and teachers while Newsela and the School Library System will provide them with the resources and articles they need to gather important facts and information.

We love your input.  If you would like us to add other resources that you believe will help our students in their academic journey, please go to the Contact page and send us a message with your suggestion(s).

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Happy Reading

Hello Everyone! I am sharing with you and your families how to sign up for a Library Card from the New York Public Library.  If you do not already have a library card you can sign up for one virtually through the Simply-E library app.  After you sign up, you will receive a barcode number that you can use to read books online either through Simply-E or NYPL's Libby app.  You will have access to their entire collection to read online or listen with audiobooks online with any device or computer.  It is a great opportunity to be able to have books you will enjoy reading.  I have put up directions on how to apply for the library card. If you already have a library you can use either the Simply-E app or the Libby app to start reading online!
 Happy Reading!

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Magnet School of Inquiry and Expression


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New York, NY, 10040

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