HomeHealth & BehaviorLearning & Development

Your child and technology: what your second grader needs to know

Your second grader will learn to use technology tools like email and simple graphing software.

By GreatSchools Staff

« Previous Page 2 of 6 Next »

Tools of the second grade

Your second grader may have one or more computer workstations in the classroom, visit a computer lab once a week, or may not use technology regularly at all. If your child's class does use technology to support learning, here are the tools you might expect to find:


  • Educational software that reinforces reading and math skills
  • Multimedia encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Digital camera
  • Video camera
  • Interactive story books on a computer
  • One computer or more with access to the Internet and a printer
  • Large-screen display connected to a computer
  • An interactive whiteboard
  • One tablet or more

Even if your child's class has little more than a computer and printer, there’s no need to panic. The skills a second grader needs can be taught using these basic tech tools.