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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 position statement 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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Young Children
September 1, 2019

Preparing for Evaluation with Video Self-Reflection

There is one option that is accessible, ongoing, and effective: video self-reflection. Many professions use videos to evaluate and improve performance.

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Authored by: Michelle Grantham-Caston, Cynthia Fontcuberta DiCarlo
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Developing Family Partnerships Using New Communication Tools

Now, educators have new technology-based options available that make it easier to not only inform families but also involve them more deeply in their children’s education.

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Authored by: Mary Ellin Logue, Bonnie Blagojevic, Ellen McBride, Loyann Worster
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

To Pin or Not to Pin? Choosing, Using, and Sharing High-Quality STEM Resources

With an internet connection, teachers can access an almost infinite number of STEM resources, but how can they tell if the activities and lesson plans are high quality?

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Authored by: Sherri Peterson, Cindy Hoisington, Peggy Ashbrook, Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren, Rosemary Geiken, Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa, Sandy Chilton, Joseph B. Robinson
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Blog
April 22, 2019

Making and Tinkering at Home

Read about how this author helped her 4-year-old daughter create a tinkering space at home.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Blog
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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Digital Media

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on young children's use of digital media!
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