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    1. 1. Technology in Early Childhood Education
    2. 2. According to Research Technology Can… <ul><li>Help motivate children </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to cognitive and social development </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance self-concept </li></ul><ul><li>Improve attitudes about learning </li></ul><ul><li>This information was found at: http://www.nwrel.org/request/june01/child.html#research </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage longer, more complex speech </li></ul><ul><li>Help children be better at problem solving, abstraction, and conceptual skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Other benefits </li></ul>
    3. 3. Working together with Technology <ul><li>“ Technology cannot and should not replace human interaction or relationships… Properly used, however, computers and software can serve as catalysts for social interaction and conversations related to children's work” (Clements & Nastasi, 1993). Found on http://www.nwrel.org/request/june01/child.html#research , picture below found at http://www.4teachers.org/graphics/homepic1_gail.jpg </li></ul>
    4. 4. Integrating Technology <ul><li>Technology should not replace other traditional teaching methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology and other teaching strategies together to enhance development </li></ul><ul><li>Top picture from: http://harvestchristianchurch.us/youth/images/HCC_preschoolers_1208.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom picture from:http://www.amontessorimarketplace.com/images/child_with_computer.jpg </li></ul>
    5. 5. How to use Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>starfall.com (letters, numbers) </li></ul><ul><li>Stellarium </li></ul><ul><li>Google earth </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops, internet </li></ul><ul><li>Other… </li></ul><ul><li>Picture on left found at http://rainelaw.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/pe0052515.jpg </li></ul>

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