At PS 349, all students in Pre-K through fifth grade have the opportunity to work with computers and technology daily, with the addition of one class devoted to teaching computer concepts. Each classroom is equipped with updated iPads, laptops, and desktop computers for students to use and enhance their learning during literacy, math, social studies, science, and the arts.
In technology, students learn major components of technology: basic computer concepts, Computer Science for All, Software Engineering, and Digital Citizenship. Students learn the basic skills to effectively use computers and tablets, including logging in and out of the computer properly, launching apps such as Google Chrome, using the touchpad (mouse) properly, learning to type on the keyboard, and much more. In addition to basic computer concepts, Computer Science for All (CS4ALL) and Software Engineering Program Jr. (SEP jr.) is a NYC initiative that focuses on computational thinking, problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communicating all with technologies. Students learn how to be good Digital Citizens while using the internet. The Digital Citizenship curriculum is designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly all while navigating in the digital world (i.e. online).