The following DAP snapshot and reflection touches on how one teacher built on preschool children’s funds of knowledge in the context of their neighborhood environments to enrich their science curriculum.
Digital documentation such as photos, videos, and audio recordings offer windows into a classroom environment and can also help increase families’ respect for and understanding of the work a program does.
Media literacy education is much more than coviewing or teaching children how to decode a few media texts, question advertising claims, or stay safe online. It’s about opening the world—and all its possibilities—to them.
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.
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.
Rachel Konerman, Jennifer Horwitz, Sarah Clancy, Carmen Rietta
When I explored the options Zoom provided during virtual meetings, I discovered that its Spotlight feature and the mute button were two ways to work toward learning goals and an approach focused on the whole child.
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!
Jennifer Garrette Lisy, Kathleen A. Paciga, Mary Quest