Technology in Child-Centered Early Learning Environments: Common Sense Answers to Common Questions

 
apple cordedWeb community, PreK-3 Digital Learning, held its latest webinar on examining the debate on including technology in the early learning classroom.  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. No matter where you stand on the topic, it’s time to become informed about how to make sensible, developmentally appropriate decisions about technology how digital tools work in child-centered, play-oriented classrooms.
 

Webinar presenters, Fran Simon, M.Ed, and Karen Nemeth, Ed.M., Co-Authors of Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education and Co-Founders of Early Childhood Technology Network, walked attendees through the top questions that have emerged from both opponents and proponents of tech use in the classroom. The webinar focused on actionable recommendations and practical ideas for best practice.Webinar attendees learned more about:

  • planning to integrate technology to support learning in your developmentally appropriate program
  • evaluating digital products to ensure they align with constructivist approaches, as well as preschool standards
  • integrating technology into learning centers in child-initiated programs
  • using technology meaningfully to enhance projects

Watch the webinar recording to learn more about the integrating technology in the early learning classroom!

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PreK-3 Digital Learning is a free professional learning community (PLC) that hosts webinars and wide-ranging discussions on digital learning in the PreK-3 grades. This community will help you stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues.  This program is sponsored by AWE.

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