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The Technology Balancing Act: Using Technology to Bring Intentionality and Purpose into the Early Childhood Classroom
Wednesday June 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Kelly Elmore, Educational Technology Consultant, Kaplan Early Learning Co.
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company
Within 24 hours after the live event, a CE certificate is emailed to live attendees who logged in online with their email address. To get your CE certificate for logging in live by phone, or for watching the recording, join the Classroom Management for Early Learning community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz. As a member of the community, you’ll also have access to additional resources and online discussions..
This webinar addressed four hurdles that make appropriate use of technology in the early childhood classroom difficult for many to embrace. Learn more about these obstacles and issues and then look toward solutions or compromise, to create meaningful learning experiences for today’s young children.
The topics discussed:
- Screen time: The elephant in the room. How much is too much and just how do we measure “screen time” today?
- Best Practices: We will discuss ways to bridge the mental gap between best practices in the traditional sense and how that knowledge is the most powerful tool for measuring best technology practices in your classroom.
- Digital Literacy: How do we go about teaching digital literacy when we aren’t even sure that we’ve mastered it ourselves? We’ll address just what this term means and how it can transform how you approach the use of technology in your classroom every day.
- KISS: Keep it Simple for your Students. Let’s face it; money can be a barrier, or a convenient excuse, for putting off integrating technology into your classroom. Our final topic will leave you with multiple approaches that can allow technology to be implemented in your classroom with little or no money required.
Kelly L. Elmore graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Middle Grades Education. She earned her National Board Certification in Language Arts, Middle Grades while teaching in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. Her career path led to Kaplan Early Learning Company where she merchandised and developed products for young children for more than a decade. Several years ago, she discovered her true passion for early childhood learning in her position as Educational Technology Consultant for Kaplan. In this position, her responsibilities include technology product development, customer and team training, and post-sales support.