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The past 2 years I have had 500+ elementary students in my technology classes each week. This year I am using Chromebooks in my Kindergarten class on a weekly basis. In order to make efficient use of time, minimize frustration, and create a culture of confidence and independence for my students I have take steps to “front load’ my students with strategies and skills to troubleshoot their devices and programs we are using.  But probably the most important “teaching” in this area I have done is around reassuring students that trying new things, making mistakes, and learning from those mistakes without giving up is key their work as a successful student and lifelong learner. With my Kindergarten students I often use literature to teach social-emotional skills as explained in my blog post: Using literature to teach students that taking risks, making mistakes, and persevering are key to success in today’s digital world