Profile for Technology and Information Literate Students

Grades 3–5 (Ages 8–11)


Any successful technology and information literate student will be an independent learner who reads, views, listens and collaborates for pleasure, personal growth and to make connections with oneself and the world.


The following experiences with technology and digital resources are examples of learning activities in which students might engage during Grades 3–5 (ages 8–11):

  1. Produce a media-rich digital story based on first-person interviews. (1, 3, 4)
  2. Use digital-imaging technology to modify or create works of art for use in a digital presentation. (3, 4)
  3. Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher. (1, 2) Example: Sustainability G5
  4. Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze data to evaluate theories or test hypotheses. (1, 2)
  5. Identify, collaborate, and investigate a global issue and generate possible solutions using digital tools and resources. (1, 2, 4, 5)
  6. Conduct science experiments using digital instruments and measurement devices. (1, 2)
  7. Conceptualize, guide, and manage individual or group learning projects using digital planning tools with teacher support. (1, 2)
  8. Debate the effect of existing and emerging technologies on individuals, society, and the global community. (6)

The numbers in parentheses after each item identify the standards most closely linked to the activity described. Each activity may relate to one indicator, to multiple indicators, or to the overall standards referenced.

The categories within the TAIL Standards are:

  • Standards 1 & 2: Effective Learners
  • Standards 3 & 4: Effective Communicators and Creators
  • Standards 5 & 6: Effective Collaborators