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Pre-K Technology Guidelines

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Prekindergarten Technology Guidelines

Technology Applications

 

 

 

Young children have much to gain from use of technology. In prekindergarten, they expand their ability to acquire information, solve problems, and communicate with others. Regular access and exposure to computers and related technology can enhance this learning. Children use engaging, age-appropriate, and challenging software, and technology to extend their knowledge and to enrich their learning of curriculum content and concepts. These technologies serve as important learning tools and are integrated throughout the instructional program.

Children learn the basic functions of the computer and related technologies. They develop techniques for handling and controlling various input devices, and become increasingly confident and independent users of age-appropriate software programs.

The child:

     ·        starts, uses, and exits software programs

     ·        uses a variety of input devices, such as mouse, keyboard, voice/sound recorder, or touch screen

     ·        begins  to use technical terminology, such as “mouse,” “keyboard,” “printer,” “CD-ROM”

     ·        follows basic oral or pictorial cues for operating programs successfully

     ·        enjoys listening to and interacting with storybooks and information texts (e.g.,  multimedia encyclopedia) in electronic forms

     ·        uses a variety of software packages with audio, video, and graphics to enhance learning experiences (e.g., improving vocabulary, increasing    phonological awareness).

 

Link to Texas PreK Guidelines - scroll down to page 115 to see the new State Technology guidelines for PreK students

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