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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

5X. Optimizing the Use of Media and Technology with Young Children

Educators can reflect on and plan anew how the appropriate use of digital technologies and media can promote young children’s learning and healthy development, particularly when embedded in strong relationships and joyful, engaging experiences.

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Authored by: Michael Levine
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Technology Guidelines Support Preschool Creativity

Here are additional ways you can support and inspire children’s creativity with technology.

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Authored by: Victoria B. Fantozzi
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Harnessing Potential: Integrating Technology and Media in Preschool

However, decades of research and professional practice point to the potential of technology and media, especially when the content is of high quality and created for educational purposes with young children.

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Authored by: Rachel Konerman Jennifer Horwitz Sarah Clancy Carmen Rietta
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 15, No. 2
January 3, 2022

Winter 2022

What Is Developmentally Appropriate Technology for Preschool?
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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December 13, 2021

Four Ways to Use Tablets to Foster Early Math Learning

Here, we describe four ways to use tablets in developmentally appropriate ways to foster preschoolers’ early math learning.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young Ashley Lewis Presser
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

DAP With Apps and Other Tech Tools: Making Choices that Make Sense for Preschoolers

Tablets, apps, and other digital technology can help children learn—as long as you carefully plan the content, and monitor how children use them. Read on for ideas for using apps and other digital technology in your classroom!

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Authored by: Jennifer Garrette Lisy Kathleen A. Paciga Mary Quest
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Screencasts Support Early Learning in Math

Our findings suggest that using screencasting apps can provide more equitable learning opportunities as teachers require all students to justify their mathematical ideas.

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Authored by: Shannon Larsen Kelly K. McCormick
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

DAP with Apps and Other Tech Tools: Making Choices That Make Sense for Preschool

While digital technology should be limited, research suggests that it can add value to children’s investigations and learning, especially when it’s used in ways that increase access to high-quality content and encourage peer interaction.

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Authored by: Jennifer Garrette Lisy Kathleen A. Paciga Mary Quest
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August 23, 2018

Joining Skillful Teaching with Educational Media Children Love!

When teachers integrate high-quality, educational media as part of their teaching, children are likely to be engaged and motivated and on their way to developing important knowledge about the world!

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Authored by: Jeanne R. Paratore Lisa M. O’Brien
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Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on young children's use of digital media!
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