One way to look at using technologies with young learners is to organize our ideas, resources and efforts in alignment with the NETS - National Educational Technology Standards for Students... these are from ISTE and can be found at:

I. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

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II. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.



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III. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

IV. Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

Flash tools like spinners and more

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V. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

Keep students safe - no names online, no using other's ideas or answers...

VI. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

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