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

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 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 the day © Copyright Nemeth and Simon, 2102 24
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. 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
  49. 49. 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
  50. 50. 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
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. 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
  53. 53. 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
  54. 54. * 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
  55. 55. 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
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. 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
  58. 58. 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
  59. 59. 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
  60. 60. 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

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