ERIC Number: ED491295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
The toolkit contains print and electronic resources, including (1) "eMERGing Literacy and Technology: Working Together", A 492 page curriculum guide; (2) "LitTECH Interactive Presents: The Beginning of Literacy", a DVD that provides and overview linking technology to the concepts of emerging literacy; (3) "Your Preschool Classroom Computer Center: How Does It Measure Up?", a DVD that provides guidelines for teachers who are trying to make the computer center and integral part of their classrooms; (4) "A Guide to Selecting Software for Young Children", a DVD to help teachers select appropriate software to meet children's needs; (5) "Supporting the Early Childhood Curriculum with Technology", a DVD that addresses technology integration and ways teachers can support and enhance thematic units with software and related materials; (6) "Tools of the Trade: Early Childhood Software", a DVD that shares innovative ways teachers integrate technology tools (software, digital cameras, etc.) into classroom routines; and (7) "eMERGing Literacy and Technology: Curriculum Resource Guide", a CD and Resource Guide that contains training materials, handouts, and agenda that can be used for staff development. The DVDs are also available in VHS format. The document is organized into the following chapters: (1) An Overview; (2) Designing the Environment; (3) Selecting Software; (4) Curriculum Activities; (5) Curriculum Activities with Tool and Graphic Software; (6) Curriculum Activities with HyperStudio; (7) Customized Activities and Adaptations; (8) Family Involvement; and (9) Assessment of Literacy Skills. (Contains 14 appendices.)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources, Computer Software, Young Children, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Computer Centers, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Class Activities, Teaching Methods
Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, 32 Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455. Tel: 309-298-1634; Fax: 309-298-2305; Web site: http://www.wiu.edu/thecenter.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education.