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Technology and ECE

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Technology and ECE

  1. 1. “ What Works”: Technology in the ECE Classroom By: Christine O’Loughlin
  2. 2. Technology: How is it beneficial? <ul><li>Social and Emotional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Language Development </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Well-Being & Motor Development </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition and General Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Approaches Toward Learning  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why does technology work? <ul><li>“ Technology can support educational goals and support content standards when used in a planned, guided manner” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Technology encourages exploration, imagination, and problem solving” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It can help build on what children already know” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Technology can be used in the Classroom? <ul><li>Tape recorders </li></ul><ul><li>Video cameras </li></ul><ul><li>TV/VCRs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Digital microscopes </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Digital Cameras & Photo Story <ul><li>My first grade kids will be doing a unit on farms and farm animals. </li></ul><ul><li>In groups of three, children will pick a favorite funny poem that talks about animals and the farm. There will be a number of poems that I have found that they can pick from. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will draw or paint a picture of each poem line. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures will be taken of their drawings, input into the computer onto Photo Story in order, and narrated by the children. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Starfall <ul><li>Using the Starfall website in the lab computers, the children will practice learning the digraph, “sh” </li></ul>
  7. 7. References <ul><li>Picture 1:http://media.artdiamondblog.com/images2/LaptopPerChild-thumb.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2, 3 & 4: http://www.nwrel.org/request/june01/child.html </li></ul><ul><li>Picture 2:http://www.heartshare.org/media/gal-pro-ear-4lg.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Picture 3:http://www.starfall.com/n/skills/sh/load.htm?f </li></ul>

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