At MS 131, technology is an integral part of every subject area and every classroom. All of our teachers utilize a laptop and a SmartBoard to deliver instruction and assess student progress.
All MS131 students have MS131 email accounts sponsored by Google, which they use to receive and send assignments to their teachers and to collaborate on projects with their classmates. Each classroom has sets of laptop computers for the students to utilize when their teachers assign them digital classwork.
By the time they graduate, students at MS131 are advanced users of all the Google Drive Apps as well as Microsoft Office, iLife, Scratch computer programming language, Brainpop, Khan Academy, Raz-kids and TeacherEase.
As part of the “Respect for All” program in our safe school environment, students learn how to be responsible digital citizens and how to respect each other and all others when using the Internet.
Mouse Squad @ MS131
An innovative youth development program, MOUSE Squad prepares and supports students in establishing and managing leading edge technical support help desks in their schools. MOUSE Squad improves a school’s ability to use technology to enhance learning, while also providing a powerful, hands-on 21st century learning experience for students.
Broadens the learning and “life opportunities” of youth by providing authentic hands-on experiences that build skills and the motivation to succeed in school and life
Supports effective practices in learning with technology for educators and inspire innovation in the classroom
Provides a student-centered solution to the technical support crisis facing MS131.