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    A Debut  ofDigital Decisions:  Choosing the Right Technology for Early Childhood Education A Debut ofDigital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology for Early Childhood Education Presentation Transcript

    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C Fran Simon, M.Ed.Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. April 12, 2012 1
    • C op yr ig ht ,2 01 2 Ka re n N em et h an d Fr an© Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 Si m on 2
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op CBut start with one step © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 3
    • 10 Steps to Get Started Which is your starting point? on• Form a team • Plan infrastructure m Si an Fr d• Program assessment • Create a wish list an h et em N• Set goals Get buy-in • Training n re Ka 2 01• Establish policies • Obtain hardware ,2 ht ig yr op• Plan funding • Obtain software C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 4
    • on m Si anTech in the Fr d an hClassroom et em N n DAP re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 5
    • New NAEYC & FRC Tech Position Statement on m Si an Fr d an h et em N + 2 Ka re n 01 ,2 ht = ig yr op CTechnology & Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving © Copyright Nemeth from 2102 Children and Simon, Birth through Age 8 6
    • The ECE Technology Bible on m Si an Fr d an h etClick em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C http://www.naeyc.org/content/technology-and-young-children7 © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102
    • 6 Key Messages on mTechnology can be an effective tool to Si an Frsupport learning and development d an h etwhen used intentionally and em N nappropriately 2 Ka re 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C 1 © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 8
    • 2 on mTo use tech intentionally, you need to Si an Frknow about the tool itself and the d an h etimplications for young children em N nusing that tool re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 9
    • Limitations onshould be placed m Si an Fron screen time d an h etand tech use em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C 3 © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 10
    • Tech should only beused with children onyounger than 2 if it m Si ansupports Fr d anresponsive h et eminteractions N nbetween caregivers re Ka 2 01and children ,2 ht ig yr op C 4 © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 11
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht igBe attentive to digital citizenship yr op Cand equitable access © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 5 12
    • Ongoing research and professionaldevelopment are needed on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C 6 © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 13
    • on m Si anBest Practice Fr d an h et in the tech- em N nrich program re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 14
    • Teachers and directors on m Si are the gatekeepers who an Fr d stand between an h et em technology and children. N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht Be an educated consumer! ig yropC © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 15
    • Choices on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op CJust more tools from which to choose to get the learningdone! The right tools for the job. Objectives come before the tool. © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 16
    • Connect the dots- Tech and DAP on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 17
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op Interactive: CMake something happen © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 18
    • on m SiTV and video an Fr d an are not h et em N n interactive 2 Ka re 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 19
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C Follow children’sinterests and abilities © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 20
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op CFoster relationships with other children and adults © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 21
    • Integrate technology throughout on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C the room © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 22
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr opIntegrate technology C throughout choices © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 23
    • Integrate technology throughout on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C the day © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 24
    • Integrate technology throughout on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C special events © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 25
    • Integrate technology on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op Cwhen children go home © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 26
    • on m Si an Fr d anPlanning for h et emtechnology N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 27
    • Shared Planning: Identify Your Team Internal External on mTeacher(s) Business Partners Si an Fr dTech Staff (If possible) Community Partners an h et • CCRR em N • Colleges n re Ka • Libraries 2 01 ,2 • Other agencies ht ig yr opBoard Funders CParents Friends/Family © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 28
    • Shared Internal Action Tech Lead The Director on m1st Point of Contact for In charge of resources Si an info and accountability Fr d an• Resource h • Resource et em N• Role model n 2 Ka re • Role model 01• Facilitator • Facilitator ,2 ht ig yr• Collaborator • Supervision op C• Coach • Eval & direction © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 29
    • Tech budget: Allocations ½ on m Si an on: Fr d an • Internet access h et em • Software/Apps N n re • Peripherals Ka 2 01 • Professional ,2 ht ig Development yr op C Put aside something for maintenance/support © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 30
    • Tech budget: Proportions change over the years on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 31
    • MUST Invest in Professional Development, orinvestments in equipment will be on m Si wasted an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 32
    • Invest in software:Expensive equipment is wasted on on cheap software m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 33
    • Professional Development on21% of Teachers and 27% of m Si anDirectors had no technology Fr d antraining h et em N n re KaOverwhelming percentage use 2 01 ,2self-help including online ht ig yr optutorials, colleagues and technical Csupport © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 34
    • on m Si an Fr dClassroom an h et emTech Tools N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 35
    • What tools do programs have? on • 96.7% Laptops/desktops- m Si anMore than ¾ confident using them Fr d an h et em • 50% IWBs- N n re Ka Only ¼ confident using them 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr• Only 17.9% have tablets/iPads- op C ~ 30% confident using them © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 36
    • A Few Key Tech Tools on m Si Hardware an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op CInternet access, web sites, software, apps © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 37
    • Digital Cameras onThe most affordable and approachable m Si antechnology tools for children Fr d an h et emUsing cameras is N nnot just for teachers! re Ka 2 01They are tools for ,2 ht ig yrchildren to use to op Csupport theirexperiences. © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 38
    • Computers on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C PC Vs. MacIt’s not the tool, it’s how it’s used © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 39
    • Using Computers: Does it look like this… or that? on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 40
    • Interactive Whiteboards on m Si anLarge screen Fr d an computer h et emmonitors with N ntouch-screen re Ka 2 01 ,2functionality ht ig yr op CLike a blackboard +touch screencomputer! © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 41
    • Multi-Touch Tables on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht Table with a multi-touch screen. The display is on a ig yr optable at a comfortable height for children to stand around. CA cross between an iPad, an Interactive Whiteboard, and a light table. GreatCopyright small Simon, 2102 collaboration. 42 © for Nemeth and group
    • Tablets, Slates, iPads on Highly mobile , small computers that have multi- m Sitouch screens. Great for integrating into learning centers an Fr d and using on the go. an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 43
    • Tablets Specifically for ECE on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig“Branded” tablets for preschool children. Is the device yr opdesigned for classroom professional use, or for parents Cuse with their children? © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 44
    • on m Si an Fr d an hSoftware et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 45
    • Computer Software on m Meaningful Si an Fr Pedagogical value d an h et em Engaging N n re Ka Interactive 2 01 ,2 ht  “Sticky” ig yr op C  Productive  Up to date © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 46
    • Selecting Websites on m Si an Fr d an h et em Making choices is all about the lens N n rethrough which you view the software 2 Ka 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C http://bit.ly/preschooltech © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 47
    • Be selectiveBad news- most Early Learning apps, on m SiWebsites, and software… an Fr d an h et• have moderate entertainment em N n• have low production value Ka re 2 01• have low educational value ,2 ht ig yr• are redundant op C• are rote/skill based according to Simon & Nemeth © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 48
    • on m Si an Fr d an h etTakeaways em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 49
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op CDevelop a clear vision for your technology program © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 50
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op CExamine what is possible © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 51
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op CSet up internal & external support networks © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 52
    • Schedule professional development on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 53
    • * Plan teams * Plan Resources * on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C* Plan Purchases * Plan Policies * © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 54
    • Set up evaluation and reporting systems on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 55
    • Outline expectations for on m Si an success Fr d an h et and measure em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yropC © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 56
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yr op CCommunicate with stakeholders © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 57
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht ig yropC Plan to overcome resistance © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 58
    • on m Si an Fr d an h et em You can do it! N n re Ka 2 01They are counting on you. ,2 ht ig yr op C © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 59
    • Join Early Childhood Technology Network on m Si an Fr d an h et em N n re Ka 2 01 ,2 ht http://ECEtech.net/surveys ig yr op C Fran.Simon@ECEtech.net Karen@ECEtech.net © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 60