I attended the Illinois Education and Technology Conference in
Springfield last week and was given a flyer called National Educational
Technology Standards. The web site is <www.iste.org>
In the catagory Grades PreK-2, it says - Prior to completion of Grade 2
1. Use input devices (mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output
devices (monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs,
audiotapes, telephones, and other technologies.
2. Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and
independent learning activities.
3. Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and
4. Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (interactive
books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to
5. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members,
and others when using technology in the classroom.
6. Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology.
7. Practice responsible use of technology systems and software.
8. Create developmentally appropriate multimedia products with support
from teachers, family members, or student partners.
9. Use technology resources (puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing
tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving,
communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
10. Gather information and communicate with others using
telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or
Hope this helps.
Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood
Western Illinois University
Elizabeth Margush wrote:
> Wondering if anyone is familiar with PaintShop
> Pro?What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop and
> this program?
> Also, for those who teach elementary art, what
> computer skills do you help learners develop at the
> 2nd grade level?