Research Findings about
“Technology in Early Childhood Education: Finding
There are 5 essential Areas of Development
Social and Emotional
Physical and Motor
Approaches toward Learning
Technology and Child Development
While technology cannot replace human interactions,
it can be a wonderful supplemental tool, providing
opportunities for development in all 5 areas
Developmentally appropriate technologies used in
such a manner that the child benefits in some way
Very young children probably would not benefit- too
hard for them
Computers can and should be integrated into the
classroom curriculum and will provide students with
valuable learning experiences
Good for letting students view the sky (day or night) at
any given time and place. Students who live within city
limits who normally can't see the stars very well will
especially benefit from using this resource.
Teachers can use this to help students track the moon’s
phases or the changes that occur over time in the night
sky as the Earth revolves around the Sun.
National Library of Virtual
This website provides virtual manipulatives that all
ages can use to practice and experience math concepts
like addition, multiplication, and even up to 12th grade
level math. It includes such topics as basic
calculations, algebra, geometry, measurements, and
data analysis and probability.
Teachers can use this to give students extra practice
with concepts discussed in class, especially those who
need more concrete experiences.
This website contains many different educational
activities. The one pictured on the following slide gives
students a review of grammar, then gives them a
chance to proofread a brief selection. This would help
them to practice the grammar skills they gain in class.
Teachers can use this as a supplement to grammar
lessons. Once concepts are discussed in class, students
can use this resource to get additional practice.