Teaching Young Children With Technology

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  • Teaching Young Children With Technology

    1. 1. Teaching Young Children With Technolgogy Kamrie Littlefield Picture found at: http://pro.corbis.com/images/PE-051-0269.jpg?size=67&uid={C2E1260C-B4AF-4C04-92B7-EB7AEF8A7EA9}
    2. 2. How to Successfully Integrate Technology : General Guidelines <ul><li>For effective use in ECE: </li></ul><ul><li>When selecting technology it is important to choose material that is Developmentally Appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology should be used in addition to hands-on learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology should involve many senses and include sound, music, and voice. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-“Early Connections” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Picture found at: https://www.ocps.net/cs/services/cs/currareas/earlychild/PublishingImages/portalfp.jpg
    3. 3. Enhancing Language and Literacy Development Picture found at: http://www.toddnorvell.com/keyboard.GIF -”Technology in Early Childhood Education: Finding the Balance”
    4. 4. Technology Enhances Language <ul><li>When technology in a classroom is set up to encourage interaction, language development increases. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer play encourages longer, more complex speech and development of fluency. </li></ul>Picture found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/media/mouth_247x165.jpg <ul><li>Children tend to narrate what they are doing as they draw pictures or move objects around on the screen - thus, allowing practice for the development of language. </li></ul>-”Technology in Early Childhood Education: Finding the Balance”
    5. 5. Technology Enhances Literacy <ul><li>Writing on a computer allows children to compose and revise text without being distracted by the fine motor aspects of letter formation. </li></ul><ul><li>Telling a story digitally children increase their understanding that print carries a message and they will love to see their type-written creations. </li></ul>Picture found at: http://z.about.com/d/pediatrics/1/0/p/M/writing_name_letters.jpg -”Technology in Early Childhood Education: Finding the Balance”
    6. 6. Programs to Use With Young Children <ul><li>Clifford’s Interactive Storybooks </li></ul><ul><li>Activities found at http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/index.htm provide many opportunities for children to increase and practice skills pertaining to phonemic awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for a technology center activity! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Programs to Use With Young Children Help Zac Write Letter <ul><li>This activity found at http://www.starfall.com/n/holiday/grandparents/play.htm?f capitalizes on using technology to help children focus on the writing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps children understand forms and functions of print (letter writing) and syntactical rules. </li></ul>
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