Lack of funding or insufficient budget(60%).Concerns about developmental appropriateness for the children (35%).The program philosophy prohibited use of technology (18%).They did not see the value added by technology (16%).Less than 5% cited parental opposition to using technology with the children
Of the educators who douse information technology in their programs, the vast majority (75%) said the main reason they do so is because the children enjoy it.
ASTE Gail Lovely
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NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center
• When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive
media are effective tools to support learning and development.
• Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to
have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and
the implications of their use with children.
• Limitations on the use of technology and media are important.
• Special considerations must be given to the use of technology with
infants and toddlers.
• Attention to digital citizenship and equitable access is essential.
• Ongoing research and professional development are needed.
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Educational researchers and practitioners alike assert that
the potential of new technologies for learning is likely to be
found not in the technologies themselves but in the way in
which these technologies are used as tools for learning
(Means & Olson, 1995; Owston, 1997; Valdez et al., 1999).
From NCREL: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/reading/li300.htm
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