Tech for Parents

IO Classroom

IO Classroom (aka PupilPath) is used by teachers to post grades and homework assignments. Students and parents each have their own accounts. Login information will be given for both accounts in September.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is used by all students at IS 187 for classwork and projects. Students use the Google Suite (Docs, Sheets and Slides) to work collaboratively on projects with their classmates. Students will receive accounts in September.

MyStudent NYC

MyStudentNYC allows you to see your child's attendance and records.

Antivirus Software

If you need an antivirus program, here are some free ones:

Monitoring Software

K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. It lets you set time limits on your child's use as well. Download here

Need Internet Access at Home?

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a collaborative program by the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York City Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K-12 students with free Internet access for the entire school year.

See participating libraries and more information here

Social Media

See Parent Concerns: Keeping children safe online, internet privacy, cyberbullying, mental health, empathy


Free Microsoft Office

Parents and guardians of students can download Microsoft Office at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers, tablets or smart phones.

See here

Tech Workshops for Students

The Brooklyn Library has free coding classes here. Tech time in Brooklyn listed here

**Girls - The Children's Museum of the Arts in Mahattan has a free afterschool program on Fridays from 10/12/18 - 2/15/19 for girls ages 12-15. This program was set up to empower girls to become makers and encourages them to bring their unique perspectives into fields that are lacking a female voice. The program will include visits from guest artists and hands-on experience with techniques, processes, equipment and technologies used in making art. More info and apply here

Microsoft Stores have free workshops for children and teens at their stores. See here This is the schedule for the NYC Store. See schedules at other stores throughout the state and country.

The NY Public Library has free workshops.

The NY Parks Department sometimes has programs

Tech Workshops for Adults

Project Code - A free 10 week program for adults to learn to code at the NY Public Library. Register in August.

Free classes at the NY Public Library

Free classes at Apple Stores

See NYC Digital Events here

Grace Hopper Program is a full-time 17-week coding bootcamp for women who want to pursue a career in software development. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and no upfront tuition is required. Instead, tuition is paid in nine monthly installments after students find full-time work in software engineering.

Tech Events

NYC Makerfaire – this event happens at the end of September every year (this year it is September 22nd and 23rd). The Makerfaire takes place in Queens outside the Hall of Science. It’s an event for a child 8 or 9+, middle school tech lovers and up. They have areas for them to learn to weld and each year the kids learn to make a circuit and leave with a light up Makerfaire toy (it’s included in the price of the ticket). It’s a little expensive, but there are discount codes all over the web starting in August. This is for older kids because the park is filled with booths and exhibits (like 50 different 3D printer exhibits). There are some crazy bikes to ride and exhibits that allow children to participate as well. There are also some exhibits inside the Hall of Science as well.

WISE - Women in Science and Engineering - November 11, 2018 - A day of fun science and tech activities for girls. This event is held at Poly Prep. You will be able to register in the Fall.

NYS Practice DMV Tests

A company dedicated to driver safety and education has offered free NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests.