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  • Hi, my name is Krysten Clark and today I will be talking about how technology can be a useful working tool in our early childhood classrooms.
  • Technology Presentation

    1. 1. Technology Works! Krysten Clark
    2. 2. Research says… <ul><li>Technology is good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology should be used in conjunction with hands-on learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when selecting software for children, it is important to choose software that is developmentally appropriate--it should: encourage exploration, imagination, and problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(from “Early Connections: Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms”) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. And… <ul><li>Technology is good for: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore with digital tools-investigate the familiar world from new perspectives--close-up photos, digital microscopes or cameras-record scenes and sounds (and other senses or feelings) while exploring for later reference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write, record, and revisit-use digital photographs, captions, drawings, voice recordings, etc. to record class activities-make an electronic slideshow of a class book with individual contributions about the curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From “5 Effective Ways for Young Children to Use Technology” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Examples <ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children can use these to create more concrete representations of concepts and to show progression of events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children enjoy taking photos of things that are important and meaningful to them </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Examples <ul><li>Math Tools--http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A website that can give examples of sites that have games and virtual manipulatives for a variety of grades and standards </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Examples <ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created by the teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can by used to make a topic seem more interesting, such as creating a story that involves narrating and animating the words of a poem to make it come to life more for the kids </li></ul></ul>One Inch Tall By Shel Silverstein
    7. 7. Resources <ul><li>Digital Camera photo: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lakewoodconferences.com/direct/dbimage/50197602/Digital_Camera.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Children on computer photo: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://joyerickson.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/kids-on-the-computer1.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kids using digital camera photo: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/405061246_5ed2028a85.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geek Squad baby photo: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://smithwinchester.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/koanbabygeek.gif </li></ul></ul>

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