Profiles for Technology and Information Literate Students

Grades PK–2 (Ages 4–8)


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 PK–Grade 2 (ages 4–8):

  1. Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources. (3, 4)
  2. Identify, research, and collect data on a problem or issue using digital resources and propose a developmentally appropriate solution. (1, 2, 4)
  3. Engage in learning activities with learners from multiple cultures through e-mail and other electronic means. (5) Examples: 2nd grade Weather Around the World project 2nd grade Ning with Kids from Qatar,
  4. In a collaborative work group, use a variety of technologies to produce a digital presentation or product in a curriculum area. (1,5) Examples: K Reading Buddies
  5. Find and evaluate information related to a topic or event using digital resources. (1)
  6. Use simulations and graphical organizers to explore and depict patterns (e.g. plant growth, silk worms, height, etc). (2)
  7. Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology. (6)
  8. Independently apply digital tools and resources to address a variety of tasks and problems. (2)
  9. PK: Use an online tool to talk about bugs (3)


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