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Alkhawaldeh, Mustafa; Hyassat, Mizyed; Al-Zboon, Eman; Ahmad, Jamal – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The current research investigated early years teachers' perspectives regarding the role of computer technology in supporting children's learning in Jordanian kindergartens. Thirty semistructured interviews were conducted with preschool teachers. The sample of kindergartens in this study was purposefully selected from the targeted population of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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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Maor, D.; Mitchem, K. J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Children and youth who are hospitalized for a short or long term become socially isolated from their family, school and classmates. As their isolation increases, so does their vulnerability as a result of disrupted schooling. Research studies suggest different ways of using technologies to overcome this isolation and support children during this…
Descriptors: Hospitalized Children, Access to Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Nuttall, Joce; Edwards, Susan; Mantilla, Ana; Grieshaber, Sue; Wood, Elizabeth – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Digital technologies are increasingly accepted as a viable aspect of early childhood curriculum. However, teacher uptake of digital technologies in early childhood education and their use with young children in play-based approaches to learning have not been strong. Traditional approaches to the problem of teacher uptake of digital technologies in…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Play
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Wiles, Bradford B.; Schachtner, Laura; Pentz, Julie L. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Emerging technologies attract children and push parents' and caregivers' abilities to attend to their families. This article presents recommendations related to the new version of screen time, which includes time with computers, tablets, and smartphones. Recommendations are provided for screen time for very young children and those in middle and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computers, Computer Use, Use Studies
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Robertson, Margaret; Maude, Alaric; Kriewaldt, Jeana – Geographical Education, 2019
New technologies are changing the ways that children navigate, find places, make and use maps, and explore the world. This is the geospatial revolution. Children live in a world of rapid technological innovation bringing new opportunities for cognitive development in school geography. Geography learning is an important component of primary school…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Spatial Ability, Elementary School Students, Children
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Chang-Kredl, Sandra; Kozak, Stephanie – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
Conceptualizations of childhood are powerful determinants of adults' interactions with children, and technology and social networking systems are affecting the nature of teachers' knowledge of childhood. We analyzed questionnaire responses from 57 elementary-level teachers from Quebec regarding children's use of "Facebook". Through…
Descriptors: Social Media, Knowledge Level, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires
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Thorshag, Kristina; Holmqvist, Mona – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Technology volition is the will to develop knowledge of, and use, the physical world to design products, processes and systems. The aim of this study was to contribute new knowledge of children's technology volition when they identify, build and improve technical constructions, and how teachers support this learning. Analysis focused on moments…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Video Technology, Design
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Zoch, Melody; Myers, Joy; Belcher, Jennifer – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This qualitative study examined in-service teachers who were enrolled in a graduate level course that focused on new literacies and the integration of technology with literacy. They also taught children enrolled in a summer writing camp as part of the course. The authors followed the teachers into their classrooms once the graduate course ended to…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Language Arts, English, English Instruction
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Edwards, Susan; Mantilla, Ana; Henderson, Michael; Nolan, Andrea; Skouteris, Helen; Plowman, Lydia – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
Young children aged 4-5 years are online in rapidly increasing numbers. This is due to the accessibility of the internet afforded young children via touchscreen technologies. In Australian, the United Kingdom and United States of America, calls have been made for cyber-safety education to be provided for young children in their early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Young Children, Internet
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Camilleri, Mark Anthony; Camilleri, Adriana Caterina – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2019
Purpose: A relevant literature review suggests that today's children are increasingly immersing themselves in ubiquitous technologies, including interactive media and digital games. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the primary school students' intrinsic and extrinsic motivations toward learning via gameplay through their mobile devices,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
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Korozi, Maria; Leonidis, Asterios; Ntoa, Stavroula; Arampatzis, Dimitrios; Adami, Ilia; Antona, Margherita; Stephanidis, Constantine – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This paper presents "Home game," a multimodal interactive educational game that supports training in independent living for children with cognitive disabilities. It is intended to be used under the supervision of educators in a rehabilitation center. The game features a variety of exercises that incorporate multimedia, virtual…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Children
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Babarovic, Toni; Devic, Ivan; Burušic, Josip – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
This paper aims to explore middle school children's interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the context of Holland's model of vocational interests. The participants comprised 627 students aged 13 years, equally distributed by gender. The results showed that boys expressed stronger STEM interests than girls, with the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Interests, Middle School Students, Science Interests
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Sakr, Mona; Kucirkova, Natalia – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
Previous research suggests that parent-child art making can foster opportunities for closeness between children and parents. Most studies however, have focused on art-making that involves paint and paper, or non-digital drawing technologies. There is a need for researchers to consider how a wider range of technologies, including digital…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Studio Art, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
This article describes a study undertaken in New Zealand, England and Sweden and is based on the use of a tool developed by the researcher as a professional development and teaching tool in technology education for teachers of students between four and six years of age. The aim of the research was to investigate teachers' views of the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Technology Education
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