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Guidance on applying the principles of development and learning when considering if, how, and when to use technolgy and new media with young children. 

 

Position Statement: Technology and Interactive Media

Created by NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center, this positon statment was created to guide educators in applying the principles of development and learning when considering the use of cutting-edge technologies and new media.

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Creating Coding Stories and Games

New to coding? Coding stories and games offer collaborative and playful ways for children to explore early coding. They also build on many early math and literacy concepts.

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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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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Growing in STEM. The Design Process: Engineering Practices in Preschool

In this article, we explain why engineering practices are an important part of early STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and share examples of exploring engineering practices.

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Authored by: Jolyn Blank, Stefanie Lynch
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HOT Creativity

HOT Creativity focuses on art, technology and higher order thinking skills
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Digital Media

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on young children's use of digital media!
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Technology and Interactive Media: Position Statement

Created by NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center, this positon statment was created to guide educators in applying the principles of development and learning when considering the use of cutting-edge technologies and new media.
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Technology and Media

Use NAEYC's resources to guide you as you make choices about how to use technology and media with young children.
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Including All Children in Making and Tinkering!

With the open-ended experiences of making and tinkering, you can give a child like this access to a whole world of learning and expression.

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Authored by: Karen Nemeth, Pamela Brillante
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Young Children
November 1, 2017

"Look What I Made!" Open-Ended Apps that Spark Creativity

Whatever the medium—wooden blocks, paint on paper, multicolored tape on recycled materials, or digital images on screens—it’s important for young children to experiment and create in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Authored by: Holly Carrell Moore
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Young Children
November 1, 2017

More Than a Foundation: Young Children Are Capable STEM Learners

The research is clear: when we say children are “born scientists,” we’re not just being cute; they really are active scientists, right now, systematically and intentionally exploring their environments, even from the day they are born.

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Authored by: Elisabeth McClure
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