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Presser, Ashley Lewis; Dominguez, Ximena; Goldstein, Marion; Vidiksis, Regan; Kamdar, Danae – Science and Children, 2019
Investigating real-world phenomena in a playful, exploratory setting is a natural process for young children. Teachers can capitalize on children's curiosity to foster their understanding of science ideas and their engagement in science practices, such as predicting, experimenting, observing, comparing, and contrasting. Force and motion…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Motion, Scientific Concepts
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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
Donohue, Chip – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
Putting the "T" in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education begins by reviewing guidelines from early childhood organizations about technology use by children birth through 8 years old, and identifying the implications for children from birth to 3 and their parents, families, and caregivers. What is known and what…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Young Children
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Ashbrook, Peggy – Science and Children, 2017
This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This month's issue discusses how digital media and robotics fit into the early childhood curriculum, and how time on devices supports learning goals and developmentally appropriate practice.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Ebbeck, Marjory; Waniganayake, Manjula – Oxford University Press, 2017
This book demonstrates clear links between play and Australian education policy and framework documents, including the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards. It provides clear and in-depth coverage of essential theories, including good coverage of the Reggio Emilia approach and provides real life examples of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education
Rooks-Ellis, Deborah L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2017
The Early Childhood Opportunity (EChO) Scholars project was designed to address the following significant needs in Maine: (a) prepare highly qualified early interventionists and early childhood special educators through distance education, (b) develop a system of support through a mentor network, (c) provide a graduate-level early childhood…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Disabilities
Lee, Joan – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2016
Recognizing the growth of technology use in early learning settings, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborated in the development of the "Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief" to promote developmentally appropriate use of technology in homes and early learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Young Children
Sackett, Ginni – NAMTA Journal, 2016
If a parent were to ask what science and technology are offered in a Montessori preschool, Ginni Sackett provides a comprehensive reply. By precisely defining the words science and technology with an expansion of those definitions from renowned biologist E. O. Wilson, alongside the "experiences we offer every day to the children in our…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Technology Uses in Education
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Lyons, Catherine D.; Tredwell, Claire T. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Twenty-first-century preschool children, with and without disabilities, may be found using technology, including assistive technologies, on a daily basis in their homes, schools, and communities. Early childhood educators are exploring opportunities to integrate technology and interactive media into the present-day curriculum. The authors suggest…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Disabilities
Children Now, 2015
The 2015-16 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the only comprehensive roadmap at the state level for policymakers, stakeholders, and others who want all children--especially children of color and children from low-income families--to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A plethora of research shows that investments in quality…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Well Being, Child Development, Minority Group Children
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Berson, Ilene R.; Cross, Megan D.; Ward, Jennifer; Berson, Michael J. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
In this article, the authors describe a recent project undertaken at the University of South Florida's (USF) Preschool for Creative Learning. To align with the inquiry approach of their laboratory school, the environment at the Preschool is designed so that children can learn through exploration and individual initiative. The administration and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Education
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Aronin, Sara; Floyd, Kim K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
This article highlights how STEM concepts and careers can be presented and taught in inclusive preschool settings utilizing the iPad. While in small, mixed-ability groups, preschoolers were provided brief instruction with apps focused on pre-engineering, math, and science content to access their ability to interact with the technology and gain an…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Preschool Education, Careers, Preschool Children
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide a rationale for using iPad technology with young students. Various inexpensive apps are described that parents and educators will find useful. (Contains 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Gifted, Computer Oriented Programs
┼áverc, Magdalena; Flogie, Andrej; Krabonja, Maja Vicic; Percic, Kristjan – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
During the years 2008-2013 Ministry of Education in the Republic of Slovenia prepared largest project of informatization of educational institutions. One of the main goals of the project E-Education is the development of the standard E-Competent Teacher, School Principal and IT Expert. The standard E-Competent Teacher, Principal and IT Expert…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods
MacMillan, Kathy; Kirker, Christine – ALA Editions, 2012
Storytime audiences grow ever more diverse, and it's important that the materials used in programs reflect that richness of experience. Multiculturalism need not be an occasional initiative attached to particular holidays. In this book best-selling authors MacMillan and Kirker offer a new paradigm for multicultural programs, one in which diversity…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, American Sign Language
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