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I would think that the best assessments for technology would be the outcome of their task or project. Wow! I looked at Prezi, how awesome! Much more than just a PowerPoint presentation. As educators, we sometimes to think that the digital natives know everything already. We do have to really teach them how to use the technology. They are savvy when it comes to click and find, but not as much when it comes to saving, editing, and linking. I have a fifth grade class, they can make a presentation and save it, but have much trouble locating and accessing it.

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