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December 10, 2013 Place: Concordia University By: Brie Hirsch
The goals for this session include the following: To determine whether a teacher should include technology into an Early Childhood classroom or not. To educate teachers on the benefits and concerns of integrating technology at such a young age. To identify a few educational apps available and learn how to utilize them.
(3 Questions for the group) My experiences with technology Starting out Practice! Practice! Practice!
Should Early Childhood teachers include technology into their classrooms?? What do you think? Finding EDUCATION in Educational Technology article: (McManis & Gunnewig, 2012) 3 things to remember when using technology in your classroom: (McManis & Gunnewig, 2012) 1. Developmentally Appropriate 2. Teacher Tools 3. Integrate, Dont replace.
Importance of Play (Armstrong, 2006) Play is…multisensory, interactive, creative, & imaginative (Armstrong, 2006) Play facilitates a childs physical and sensorimotor development… (Armstrong, 2006) Play promotes social learning (Armstrong, 2006) Play supports emotional growth (Armstrong, 2006)
Technology: …can extend and enrich the curriculum (Blagojevic & Thomes, 2013) Provide opportunities to …learn about people, information, and experiences that might otherwise be inaccessible (Blagojevic & Thomes, 2013) Children can learn to use new tools to observe more closely, reflect on their work, share ideas with others, and learn about other perspectives (Blagojevic & Thomes, 2013) Provides another form of learning
Educational websites for Early Childhood: http://www.kerpoof.com/ http://www.brainpopjr.com/ http://www.calm.com/ http://www.primarygames.com/ http://pbskids.org/
Common Early Childhood iPad Apps: ABC for Kids All Alphabet Free Montessori Numbers - Math Activities for Kids Kids Shapes (Preschool) Music Sparkles - All In One Musical Instruments Collection HD Funbrain Jr.
Armstrong, T. (2006). The best schools: How human development research should inform educational practice. (p. Chapter 3). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/106044/chapters/ Early-Childhood-Education-Programs@-Play.aspx http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/106044/chapters/ Early-Childhood-Education-Programs@-Play.aspx Blagojevic, B., & Thomes, K. (2013). Preschoolers take tech outdoors. Teaching Young Children, 7(2), 30-31. doi: http://www.naeyc.org/tyc/ http://www.naeyc.org/tyc/ McManis, L. D., & Gunnewig, S. B. (2012). Finding the education in educational technology with early learners. Young Children, 2(3), 14-24. doi: https://www.naeyc.org/yc/ https://www.naeyc.org/yc/