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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Firstater, Esther; Schwasbky, Nitza – International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 2013
This study examines the extent to which kindergarten teachers' attitudes towards the ICT affects their skills and as a result the level of assimilating ICT in their teaching. The study involved 141 teachers, who responded to anonymous self-reporting online questionnaires. The path analysis test (SEM) results indicate that the attitudes of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Weiser, Dana A.; Bales, Diane W.; Moyses, Kendra J. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2012
A growing number of early childhood professionals use the Internet to improve their skills, knowledge, and practice. The Internet may be a practical alternative for providing high-quality, research-based training, information, and resources to these professionals. When designing online materials and Web sites, however, it is important to first…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Internet, Preferences, Needs Assessment
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Loo, Alfred – Gifted Education International, 2012
The Internet is an effective learning tool for gifted children because it allows them to independently select the areas in which they have talent. The Internet also enables children to discover and maximize their potential. However, younger children might not have a large enough vocabulary to surf the Internet, even if they are gifted. For…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Gifted, Reading Ability, Kindergarten
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van Dijken, Marianne J.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
The Dutch website Bereslim (http:// www.bereslim.nl) provides digital picture storybooks for three- to seven-year-olds for daily use. The present study investigates whether this new opportunity to enhance linguistic development actively assists preschool children from low- and high-educated families in an equal manner. We looked closely at the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Learning
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Buzhardt, Jay; Greenwood, Charles R.; Walker, Dale; Anderson, Rawni; Howard, Waylon; Carta, Judith J. – NHSA Dialog, 2011
We investigated Early Head Start home visitors' use of evidence-based practices and the efficacy of a web-based system to support these practices. Home visitors learned to use 3 evidence-based practices: (a) frequent assessment of children's early communication for screening and progress monitoring, (b) 2 home-based language-promoting…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Home Visits