Kindergarten Indicators


KT1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
KT1a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
In a large-group setting:
· KT1a1. Students will describe what they know and need to know about a challenge/problem
selected by the teacher to elicit creative thinking (e.g., bullies, school issues, environment,
etc.)
· KT1a2. Students will brainstorm and record ideas that might contribute to a solution using
digital tools and resources.
· KT1a3. Students will gather and organize ideas and information using technology tools such
as concept mapping tools.
KT1b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
As a whole group:
· KT1b1. Students will create an original presentation based on a story, activity, or event
including text, images and/or sound files using digital tools and resources.
KT1c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
Expose through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT1c1. Use digital tools and resources to find and organize data.
· KT1c2. Create a visual model or use a simulation such as a graph or concept map. (e.g., life
cycle of plants/animals, seasonal changes, school activities, or how community workers
contribute to the community.
KT1d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities.
Expose through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT1d1. Use graphic organizers and simulations (developed specifically for this age group) to
identify key variables and patterns and to predict outcomes in everyday events and
relationships.


KT2. 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. Students:
KT2a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
Expose through demonstration:
· KT2a1. Illustrate information using concept mapping software, graphic organizers, or age
appropriate story building software.
· KT2a2. Share information and works with students, teachers, parents, and family members.
KT2b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
Expose to students through demonstration:
· KT2b1. Share curriculum-related concepts with their classmates, families and others using
developmentally appropriate online curriculum-based resources (e.g., online songs, stories,
games, puzzles, clip art, presentation, templates, and webpages).
KT2c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
In a large group setting:
· KT2c1. Students will use technology tools to exchange-classroom to classroom-stories,
artifacts, and information about their lives, communities, and cultures.
KT2d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
Expose through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT2d1. Use age appropriate technology tools to create a product.
· KT2d2. Use technology tools to solve a problem.


KT3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
KT3a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.
Expose through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT3a1. Use age appropriate technology to create a KWL chart of the steps involved in
planning a project such as investigating weather, exploring why birds fly south in the winter, or
determining what makes a good friend.
KT3b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
Expose through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT3b1. Navigate preselected digital sources to locate information using subject directories
and key words.
· KT3b2. Use age appropriate tools or teacher-created templates to organize and share what
they learned.
KT3c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
Expose through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT3c1. Describe the uses of a variety of age-appropriate digital tools.
· KT3c2. Select tools or resources from those available to effectively accomplish a variety of
tasks.
KT3d. Process data and report results.
Expose through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT3d1. Use digital resources to collect data about a topic (e.g., weather, current events,
personal interests).
· KT3d2. Use data to create ordered lists, identify patterns and display results.
· KT3d3. Share conclusions in text and or/or graphic formats.


KT4. 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. Students:
KT4a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
Expose to students through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT4a1. Identify ways technology can help them explore and understand everyday problems
(e.g., how to dress for the day's weather, important aspects of taking care of a pet, which
community helper might help in a given situation).
· KT4a2. Use technology to record questions for investigation and capture answers and
additional questions.
KT4b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
Expose to students through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT4b1. With teacher support, students will identify and apply strategies to select information
and digital resources to complete an activity or solve a particular problem.
· KT4b2. With teacher support, students will identify and record steps to complete a task.
KT4c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
Expose to students through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT4c1. Collect data on an everyday problem or issue.
· KT4c2. Record results using age-appropriate digital graphing tools (e.g., online survey tool,
electronic chart).
· KT4c3. Identify patterns and propose a decision or solution.
KT4d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
Expose to students through demonstration or in large-group setting:
· KT4d1. Explore problem solving processes and solutions (captured using charts, concept
maps, timelines) and discuss similarities and differences.


KT5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
KT5a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
With assistance or in large-group setting:
· KT5a1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of age-appropriate issues related to safe,
healthy, and acceptable use of digital devices (e.g., online safety and privacy, amount of
screen use per day, safe searching, online etiquette)
· KT5a2. Students will describe personal consequences of inappropriate technology use.
KT5b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
With assistance or in large-group setting:
· KT5b1. Students will articulate and demonstrate ongoing cooperative and collaborative use of
technology to contribute to an effective learning environment (e.g., work productively with a
partner or in a small group on a technology based activity and discuss or reflect on the
benefits of working with a partner to complete the task).
KT5c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
With assistance or in large-group setting:
· KT5c1. Students will recognize the value of and use technology as a way to communicate
with others and to access information for formal and informal learning.
KT5d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
With assistance:
· KT5d1. Students will model technology use, sharing, and safety rules and encourage peers
to follow accepted guidelines.


KT6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
KT6a. Understand and use technology systems.
In a large-group setting:
· KT6a1. Students will communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and
accurate terminology (e.g., be able to identify and refer to parts of the computer with proper
terms).
· KT6a2. Students will demonstrate the ability to navigate in electronic environments (e.g.,
eBooks, educational games and simulations, digital presentation software, mobile devices,
and websites).
· KT6a3. Student will perform basic hardware and software operations (e.g., copy and paste,
navigate among open windows, use input devices, control sound and brightness of image,
undo/redo).
KT6b. Select and use applications effectively and productively.
With Assistance or in a large-group setting:
· KT6b1. Students will select from a teacher-approved list and independently apply age-appropriate applications and resources to address content-related tasks and problems (e.g., use games to practice basic skills, text readers and eBooks to read, word processors to write, digital cameras to record stages in science projects, graphics programs to draw).
KT6c. Troubleshoot systems and applications.
Expose through demonstration:
· KT6c1. Identify and common technology problems that occur during everyday use (e.g.,
frozen screen, failure to print, difficulty accessing Internet, computer doesn't power up).
· KT6c2. Identify possible solutions to these common problems.
KT6d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies
With assistance or in large-group setting:
· KT6d1. Students will recognize common terminology, icons, and symbols related to basic
functions of technology and apply that knowledge to new technologies.