Kindergarten: Digital Readiness

There’s nothing quite like the beginning of Kindergarten. You are welcoming a whole new class and will be getting to know children with a broad range of experiences. Within your class, you may have early readers with 1–2 years of formal Pre-K behind them. You may have other children who will encounter the alphabet for the very first time.

Another compelling gap unique to your world is how familiar children are with using the kinds of digital devices they find at school. Perhaps home access has been minimal or non-existent; perhaps exposure has been limited to touchscreen devices. Whatever the mix is in your classroom, we know you need support.

We invite you to explore the resources we’ve provided and launch a Digital Readiness Center to kick off your year of digital learning, using the Digital Readiness Kit (Mouse or Touchpad) below.

Note: These kits are designed for children taking the Diagnostic on a desktop or laptop computer.

The Digital Readiness Kit includes:

  • Family letter to introduce digital readiness
  • Step-by-step instruction for children using a mouse (for whole class)
  • Step-by-step instruction for children using a touchpad (for whole class)
  • Interactive activities to use with whole class instruction—Lessons 3 and 4 only
  • Interactive activities for independent practice—Lessons 3 and 4 only
  • Digital Readiness Checklist

Download entire Digital Readiness Kit
Download the full kit based on the type of computer your children will be using or download individual lessons below.

Family Letter: Welcome to Digital Readiness

Lesson 1: Introducing the Parts of the Computer

Lesson 2: Using a Mouse or a Touchpad

Lesson 3: Using a Mouse or a Touchpad to Control the Cursor

The interactive activities can be used with either the mouse or touchpad lesson.

Lesson 4: Interacting with Buttons and Answer Choices

The interactive activities can be used with either the mouse or touchpad lesson.

Are Children Ready to Take the Diagnostic?

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