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Our View: The more early childhood education, the better

Our View: The more early childhood education, the better | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Early childhood programs and funding are getting lots of attention recently with a push at both the state and federal levels to expand funding and off (Another great editorial on the importance of expanding access to early childhood education:

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Early Childhood Education and the iPad

Early Childhood Education and the iPad | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
One οf thе sessions I attended wаѕ Technology іn thе Ahead οf schedule Years – Apps аnd iPad s bу Kate Highfield a Lecturer іn Ahead οf schedule Childhood frοm Macquarie University Sydney. Kate wаѕ ...

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Small Kids Big Ideas

Small Kids Big Ideas | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Small Kids. Big Ideas. is the brainchild of two early childhood educators, Peggie Bobo and Laura...

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I Went to iPad School! - Technology In Early Childhood

I Went to iPad School! - Technology In Early Childhood | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it

"A co-worker and I attended an iPad conference yesterday. My co-worker called it “iPad School.” I like that term, so I adopted it.  There was so much information to soak up! My biggest take away was a greater understanding of all of the ways we can take the ipad to the next level, and use it to create, not just play games. My favorite part of the conference was at the end of the day, when after introducing us to all sorts of student oriented creating apps, the conference leader set us free to spend some time building our own presentation on the ipad. We were able to create our product, and then look at the products that our classmates had created."


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[Infographic] 5 Big Questions of Early Childhood Technology Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 5 Big Questions of Early Childhood Technology Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Over 500 teachers and administrators took part in the initial survey and were asked 5 questions (Who? What? When? Why? & How?) each regarding early childhood technology use.

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Technology in The Early Childhood Classroom

Technology in The Early Childhood Classroom | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it

We often talk about iPads in K-12 classrooms, the availability of information on the web for college students to access, and a host of other similar topics in too many categories to mention. But we don’t often broach the topic of technology in early childhood education classrooms. 


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Haylee King's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:07 PM

This interesting creative information board provides educators with a range of reasons and results as to why technology is so important in the Early Childhood classroom context. It is interesting to see quantitative results that show concrete evidence of why technology education is viewed the way it is, and to look at how other schools or countries may compare. This ScoopIt could be used possibly in professional development gatherings or staff meetings in schools to provide a benchmark or topic of debate about technology use in schools today.

Kelly A. Roper's comment, June 9, 2013 1:04 AM
Thank you Haylee for this valuable information. I too have a Scoop.It page that focuses on creatively using technology in the early years classroom and it was indeed interesting to see in a survey format the percentage of teachers that are actually implementing technology into their lessons and in what ways. I am currently working in a school that has access to a wide range of ICT resources and yet has very little involvement with them. With so many resources available it is hard to understand why, but I believe it is because many teachers have little time to professionally engage with these resources and know little about how to utilise them in their lessons. This information would indeed be useful to share with teachers in staff meetings to encourage their involvement with technological resources.
Kelly A. Roper's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:27 AM

Although we are encouraged as teachers using the Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2012) to develop ICT capability in our students as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school, we can see from this survey that really there are very few teachers in our early years classrooms making use of the technological resources available to them. I challenge teachers to view creative ways to implement technology and to invest their time in getting to know the programs and resources available to them.

 

ACARA (2012). Australian curriculum: information and communication technology (ICT) in the classroom. Retrieved June 9, 2013, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/GeneralCapabilities/Information-and-Communication-Technology-capability/Introduction/Introduction