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Re: computer software


From: Judy Potter (JD-Potter_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 31 2002 - 12:55:39 PST

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 <>
In the catagory Grades PreK-2, it says - Prior to completion of Grade 2
students will:

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
accurate technology.

4. Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (interactive
books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to
support learning.

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
student partners.

Hope this helps.

Judy Potter
Art Specialist/Trainer
Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois

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?
> Thanks,
> Liz