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Linder, Sandra M. – Young Children, 2012
Teachers are using technological innovations--including interactive whiteboards--in pre-K-grade 3 classrooms across the country. An IWB is a wall-mounted, touch-sensitive flat screen. When connected to a computer (or another electronic device) and a projector, it displays enlarged instructional content (such as a math word problem, pictures or…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Young Children, Preschool Children
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Fantozzi, Victoria B. – Young Children, 2012
VoiceThread is a website that allows users to create multimedia slideshows, or "threads," and then open these threads to other users for commentary or collaboration. This article shares the experiences of one multiage (3- to 5-year-olds) preschool classroom's use of VoiceThread. The purpose of the article is to introduce early childhood educators…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Young Children, Web Sites
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Kirchen, Dennis J. – Young Children, 2011
A virtual field trip (VFT) is a technology-based experience that allows children to take an educational journey without leaving the classroom. These multimedia presentations bring the sights, sounds, and descriptions of distant places to learners. Virtual field trips vary in complexity. They can range from a single PowerPoint or video presentation…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Field Trips, Internet, Multimedia Instruction
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Mitchell, Sascha; Foulger, Teresa S.; Wetzel, Keith – Young Children, 2009
The research is clear that a family's involvement in their child's early education improves outcomes in areas such as the child's language, self-help, social, and motor skills. The more frequent the contact between home and school, the more the child benefits. While traditional forms of home-school partnerships (for example, parents participating…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Internet