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Edwards, Susan; Henderson, Michael; Gronn, Donna; Scott, Anne; Mirkhil, Moska – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2017
A digital disconnect perspective is founded on an assumption that technology use in the home is frequent, creative and generative, and that technology use in the early childhood centre should be the same as that found in the home. However, such arguments divert our attention from understanding the nature of the setting and thereby from an…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Influences, Computer Use
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Sullivan, Pamela; McCartney, Holly – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This reflection on practice describes a case study integrating 3D printing into a creativity course for preservice teachers. The theoretical rationale is discussed, and the steps for integration are outlined. Student responses and reflections on the experience provide the basis for our analysis. Examples and resources are provided, as well as a…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Printing, Computer Peripherals, Early Childhood Education
Dugan, Therese E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Digital media is a broad concept that includes everything from movies to video games to websites. These media are cultural norms for young people, becoming part of their identity as they use and create content. In this dissertation I discuss the observed diversity of interactions that children from infancy through kindergarten have with digital…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Electronic Learning, Television, Films
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Korat, Ofra; Shamir, Adina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
We examine the effect of direct and indirect teaching of vocabulary and word reading on pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children following use of an electronic storybook (e-book). The children in each age group were randomly assigned to an intervention group which read the e-book or to a control group which was afforded the regular school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction
Iannone-Campbell, Charlene; Lattimore, Susan Lloyd – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
As early as preschool, children who struggle with emergent literacy skills can benefit from effective response to intervention. Don't wait until later grades when they've already fallen behind--improve their literacy skills now with this evidence-based Tier 2 RTI curriculum, ready for any pre-K educator to pick up and use right away. Created by…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Readiness, Pilot Projects, Emergent Literacy
Joseph, Gail E.; Sandall, Susan R.; Schwartz, Ilene S. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
An essential teaching companion for instructors of pre-K educators, this convenient CD-ROM is a vivid blueprint for effective inclusive education using the popular "Building Blocks" approach. Following the structure of the bestselling textbook, this comprehensive guide helps teacher educators provide effective instruction on the three types of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Textbooks, Group Activities, Faculty Development
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Korat, Ofra; Blau, Hila – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2010
We investigated the effect of repeated readings of an electronic book (e-book) on pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children from low (n = 127) and middle (n = 120) SES groups. Children were randomly assigned to one of three options: reading an e-book in five sessions, reading an e-book in three sessions, or receiving the regular kindergarten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Age, Phonological Awareness
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Korat, Ofra – Computers & Education, 2010
The effect of reading an electronic storybook (e-book) on Israeli children's language and literacy was examined in kindergarten children (N = 40; age 5:2-6:3) compared to first graders (N = 50; age 6:3-7:4). The children in each age group were randomly assigned to two groups: an intervention group which read the e-book five times and a control…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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de Vries, Peter – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
The study reported in this paper explores parents' musical practices with children under the age of five in the home environment. A survey was sent to parents in three preschools, asking about parental music background, young children's involvement in music programmes, types of music children were exposed to in the home and frequency of musical…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Young Children, Family Environment, Music Education
Winton, Pamela J., Ed; McCollum, Jeanette A., Ed.; Catlett, Camille, Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
The key to improving the early education of all young children, including those with special needs, is the effective preparation and development of the professionals who work with them. "Practical Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Development" is a comprehensive planning resource for college faculty and consultants engaged in preservice …
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Adult Learning
Eristi, Suzan Duygu – Online Submission, 2007
The current study focuses on the effectiveness of interactive instruction CDs which was designed for pre-school students. Sixty-seven second grade students who were taking "Computer Teaching in Pre-School Education" at Anadolu University, Education Faculty, Department of Pre-school Education participated in the current study. The data…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
Booth, Tony; Ainscow, Mel; Kingston, Denise – Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, 2006
This 2006 revised and updated edition of the Index for early years and childcare now includes a CD Rom to make it more accessible. The Index is a detailed set of materials to help settings increase the participation of children and young people in play and learning. The Index involves a self-review of all aspects of a setting, drawing on…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Play, Inclusive Schools, Early Childhood Education
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Pearman, Cathy J.; Lefever-Davis, Shirley – Reading Horizons, 2006
CD-ROM storybooks can support the development of the five essential elements of reading instruction identified by The National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Specific features inherent in these texts, audio pronunciation of text, embedded vocabulary definitions and animated graphics can be used…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Technology, Computer Peripherals, Phonemes
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Sutton, Jennifer E. – Developmental Science, 2006
Children ages 2, 3 and 4 years participated in a novel hide-and-seek search task presented on a touchscreen monitor. On beacon trials, the target hiding place could be located using a beacon cue, but on landmark trials, searching required the use of a nearby landmark cue. In Experiment 1, 2-year-olds performed less accurately than older children…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cues, Young Children, Preschool Children
O'Connell, Susan, Ed. – Heinemann, 2007
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)'s Process Standards support teaching that helps children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every primary teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. With language and examples that don't require…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Academic Standards, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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