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Learning about Creative Technology Use with Young Learners

  • 1.  Learning about Creative Technology Use with Young Learners

    Posted 01-21-2021 08:11 AM

    In my undergraduate course on Technology in Early Education this fall, we used resources curated and created by the NAEYC Technology & Young Children Interest Forum as the basis for an assignment in one of the learning modules. Students were not familiar with these resources and had little prior exposure to ways in which practitioners use technology in classrooms and in partnership with families. The resources such as Wakelet, webinars and NAEYC HELLO discussions provided a variety of ways for students to access information. At the end of the module, students reflected and shared their work using free resources. Bonnie Blagojevic from the NAEYC Tech & YC Interest Forum joined in for the final virtual presentations and discussion.


    I invite you to review and try out aspects of the lesson which can be adapted for many types of professional development (required and/or optional) and educational experiences. I would be interested to hear from you if you use and adapt the assignment. Please contact me directly with any and all feedback.

    Thank You,


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    Donna Karno
    Associate Professor
    University of Maine, Farmington
    Farmington ME
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  • 2.  RE: Learning about Creative Technology Use with Young Learners

    Posted 01-22-2021 08:23 AM
    Thank you for sharing your work, Donna! I teach undergrad courses as well. I'll let you know if I decide to add this assignment or a variation.

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    Lauren Stauble
    Consultant/Faculty/ECE Admin
    Boston, MA
    feelthinkconnect.com
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  • 3.  RE: Learning about Creative Technology Use with Young Learners

    Posted 01-25-2021 07:36 AM
    Hello Lauren!

    Thank you for the interest in thinking about how to use the NAEYC shared forums and materials in teacher education.

    Best Regards

    Donna

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    Donna Karno
    Associate Professor
    University of Maine, Farmington
    Farmington ME
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