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ERIC Number: EJ802553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
"I Know How Much This Child Has Learned. I Have Proof!": Employing Digital Technologies for Documentation Processes in Kindergarten
Boardman, Margot
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v32 n3 p59-66 Sep 2007
This study set out to investigate the use of digital cameras and voice recorders to accurately capture essential components of early learners' achievements. The project was undertaken by 29 early childhood educators within kindergarten settings in Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. Data collected indicated that digital technologies, involving cameras and voice recorders, have the potential to facilitate the collection of accurate evidence for assessment purposes. Study results also reveal that digital tools have the potential to enhance not only the young child's learning but also the teaching methods of early childhood practitioners. The prospective value of employing digital technologies in documentation processes in the early years of education has only begun, with this study suggesting there is an exciting potential for these technologies to enhance assessment and record-keeping practices in early childhood settings.
Early Childhood Australia. P.O. Box 7105, Watson, ACT 2602, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6242-1800; Fax: +61-2-6242-1818; e-mail: publishing@earlychildhood.org.au; Web site: http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia