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ECE Technology

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ECE 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 For effective use in ECE:  When selecting technology it is important to choose material that is Developmentally Appropriate.  Technology should be used in addition to hands-on learning.  Technology should involve many senses and include sound, music, and voice. -“Early Connections” Picture found at: https://www.ocps.net/cs/services/cs/currareas/earlychild/PublishingIm ages/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  When technology in a classroom is set up to encourage interaction, language development increases.  Computer play encourages longer, more complex speech and development of fluency.  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. -”Technology in Early Childhood Education: Finding the Balance” Picture found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/media/mouth_247x165.jpg
  5. 5. Technology Enhances Literacy Picture found at: http://z.about.com/d/pediatrics/1/0/p/M/writing_name_letters.jpg  Writing on a computer allows children to compose and revise text without being distracted by the fine motor aspects of letter formation.  Telling a story digitally children increase their understanding that print carries a message and they will love to see their type- written creations. -”Technology in Early Childhood Education: Finding the Balance”
  6. 6. Programs to Use With Young Children Clifford’s Interactive Storybooks  Activities found at http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/index.htm provide many opportunities for children to increase and practice skills pertaining to phonemic awareness.  Great for a technology center activity!
  7. 7. Programs to Use With Young Children Help Zac Write Letter  This activity found at http://www.starfall.com/n/holida http://www.starfall.com/n/holid capitalizes on using technology to help children focus on the writing process.  Helps children understand forms and functions of print (letter writing) and syntactical rules.

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