Science is a subject that should be experienced, but you don’t need a fancy white coat, expensive equipment, or a lab with bubbling beakers for this to happen. Two influential educators from the Florida Virtual School discussed how they are tackling early elementary science, while making it engaging, fun and meaningful!
Emotional & social development often takes a back seat to cognitive processes involved in math readiness and reading readiness when the topic of academic learning is being addressed. However, the neuroscience literature demonstrates that emotional and social development goes hand-in-hand with cognitive development.
Before you turn your conventional classrooms upside down, consider how the very different needs of your youngest learners should shape blended learning implementations for PreK-Grade 3.
OK to Play: How Tablets, Smartphones, Computers and Other Devices Can Be an Important Part of a Child’s Development
This webinar, held by edWeb’s PreK-3 Digital Learning community, helped clarify the role of gaming in education and provided webinar attendees with the information they need to effectively incorporate technology into childhood development.
What are the most wonderful play and learning experiences young children can have using mobile devices, and why are they so powerful?
When parents think of kindergarten readiness, thoughts of letters, numbers, shapes and colors come to mind. When kindergarten teachers think of kindergarten readiness, they think of Executive Function qualities that educators feel are more important than academic skills.
If you are an early childhood educator, you’ve probably been faced with challenging decisions about whether to include technology in your program. Your colleagues and parents may have preconceived ideas about technology in early learning settings. You may wonder how technology can fit in a child-centered approach. Come along with us to learn more about the top questions early educators have about technology, and pick apart the issues.