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ERIC Number: EJ868230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Whiteboards and Web Sites: Digital Tools for the Early Childhood Curriculum
Lisenbee, Peggy
Young Children, v64 n6 p92-95 Nov 2009
Incorporating technology into the early childhood classroom to enhance traditional teaching methods is not a new idea. Yet the use of technology as an instructional tool in curriculum is still often considered an innovative way to engage young children in learning. Since "computers serve as catalysts for social interaction", the use of technology to implement curriculum supports new ways of teaching and learning. The inclusion of technology can provide continuity of instruction throughout a school and create new layers in the curriculum. This article shares the author's experiences as a prekindergarten teacher who embraced technology in her classroom. By incorporating appropriate technological tools into her curriculum, the author found that the children were more engaged and enjoyed the learning process. They also seemed to develop independence and a deeper sense of classroom community. The author came to realize that children viewed technology as a fundamental element of the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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