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Impacts of an In-Service Education Program on Promoting Language Development in Young Children: A Pilot Study with Early Childhood Educators
Child Language Teaching and Therapy Vol. 31, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 37–51
Early childhood educators (ECEs) play an important role in fostering language development in young children. In-service education, led by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), has a potential role in educating ECEs about language development. In this ...
Success of Using Technology and Manipulatives to Introduce Numerical Problem Solving Skills in Monolingual/Bilingual Early Childhood Classrooms
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 4 (1999) pp. 361–369
A math activity initially utilizing "m & m's" as manipulatives, and then progressing to computer software math activities, was piloted and evaluated in five early childhood classrooms. The observational data obtained in this study is useful to other ...
Technology in the Home and the Achievement of Young Children: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study
Early Education and Development Vol. 17, No. 3 (2006) pp. 421–441
Because technology in the home is becoming ever more available, understanding the role of technology in early childhood development is increasingly an opportunity and a concern for educators. This report examines data from the Early Childhood...
Computers, Concrete Manipulatives, and Candy: Keys To Beginning Number and Problem Solving Skills In A Bilingual Early Childhood Setting
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (1999) p. 413
Technology can help develop a cycle of learning that includes awareness, exploration, inquiry, and utilization for young children. (Bredekamp & Rosegrant, 1994) Susanne Thouvenelle, in an introduction to Technology: Practical Strategies for...
Solving Problems With Young Children: Action Research On Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use In The Early Childhood Classroom
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 881–885
The purpose of the study was to integrate information technology into the curriculum to enrich and expand the curriculum in a public kindergarten classroom in Taiwan. The researchers used action research approach through observations, interviewing,...
Topics: Elementary Education
A Multimedia Story-Driven Instructional Methodology to Teach Science and Literacy Concepts to Children in Early Childhood Classrooms.
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (Oct 20, 2014) pp. 736–741
This session will focus on a promising practice to help teachers employ enhanced eBooks and iPads combined with multi-sensory, cross-curricular activities in the teaching of reading and science to pre-school children in a classroom setting. The...
Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers' Response to Mobile Technology: Creative Projects, Analysis, and Reflection on Learning Experiences
Education Vol. 134, No. 2 (2013) pp. 161–166
The level of interest in mobile technology for teaching and learning was analyzed according to the responses of 70 pre-teachers. Some pre-teachers (27%) were interested enough to find out what teaching with mobile devices involved. (Level One...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 4282–4286
Early childhood teachers regularly teach via song, music, and storytelling. Research has found that these teaching strategies can contribute significantly to early literacy development. Using current technology young children and their teachers can...
How Do Teachers Integrate Information Technology into the Early Childhood Curriculum: The Reality, Challenges, and Roles Teachers Play in Taiwan
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2609–2614
This study investigated how two elementary school first- and second-grade teachers made sense of information technology integrated curriculum for young children, the roles they played, and the challenges they faced when integrating information...
Effective Integration of Technology into the Early Childhood Classroom: Exploring Changing Attitudes and Practices of Classroom Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 1051–1054
This poster session will describe teachers’ beliefs and practices related to the integration of technology in the early childhood classroom. Specifically, changes in teacher beliefs and practices regarding the frequency and type of technology use...
New Concepts of Play and the Problem of Technology, Digital Media and Popular-Culture Integration with Play-Based Learning in Early Childhood Education
Technology, Pedagogy and Education Vol. 25, No. 4 (2016) pp. 513–532
Technology, digital media and popular culture form an important aspect of young children's life-worlds in contemporary post-industrial societies. A problem for early childhood educators is how to most effectively integrate these aspects of children...
Young Children Vol. 67, No. 3 (May 2012) pp. 14–24
As many educators and parents have observed, today's children are exposed to advanced technology at an early age, with tablets, e-readers, and smartphones being some prevalent choices. Experiences with technology can pave the way for unprecedented...
Promoting the use of technology to support student learning in pre-service early childhood teacher education: A PT3 grant-supported project
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3437–3440
This paper highlights the rationale and key features of a PT3 Grant-supported project undertaken by the instructor to promote pre-service teachers' understanding and appropriate use of technology to support student learning in early childhood...
Using Mobile Learning Technologies as a Catalyst for Educational Change in Early Childhood Education: A Western Australian Schools-University Partnership Model
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 585–591
This paper discusses the design and implementation of a research investigation into how mobile learning technologies can enhance early childhood education in two public sector schools set in Perth, Western Australia. The research is a three year...
Preparing pre-service and in-service teachers to consider and use assistive technology to differentiate instruction for culturally/linguistically diverse special education students in inclusive early childhood settings
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2373–2374
This paper addresses what teacher educators can do to familiarize their early childhood pre-service and in-service teachers with current options in assistive technology and prepare them to work with assistive technology. Software technology and...
An interpretivist approach to understanding technology policy in education: Sociocultural differences between official tales of technology and local practices of early childhood educators
An interpretivist approach to understanding technology policy in education: Sociocultural differences between official tales of technology and local practices of early@childhood@educators (2005) pp. 1–308
This ethnographic case study examines the technology policy practices in the context of a federal technology initiative, the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology Program, and describes this policy process at three levels of social...
University Partnerships Enhance Innovative Technology at the Marshall University Early Education STEM Center
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3871–3873
The Marshall University Early Childhood STEM Center’s collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University’s Create Lab is providing a venue for technological experiences and prototypes to be tested, verified and disseminated to other early childhood...
Dimensions of Early Childhood Vol. 39, No. 3 (2011) pp. 3–10
Teachers of young children work hard to be professional and to be viewed by others as professionals. These efforts to maintain professionalism must include e-professionalism. E-professionalism involves behavior related to professional standards and...
Digital Storytelling in an Early Childhood Literacy Methods Course: Authentic Product Development’s Impact on Students’ Valuing of Technology and It’s Potential Use In Future Instruction
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 4247–4250
Integration of technology into teacher education is best served when candidates view the work as authentic and directly linked to instruction. Candidates must value technology's potential to enhance learning-for themselves and their students. This...
What Role Should Technology Play in Young Children's Learning? Part 2. Early Childhood Classrooms in the 21st Century: Using Computers to Maximize Learning
Young Children Vol. 55, No. 1 (2000) pp. 12–18
Discusses how to use computers to facilitate learning with young children in early care and education settings. Includes discussion of software selection, website selection, connections of software and websites to the curriculum, and computer...
The Impacts of Workplace Advantage, Learning Intentions, and Technology Skills on the Use of Information Technology-Assisted Instruction by Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 206–218
The practical value and usefulness of IT-assisted instruction for Taiwanese preschool children are popular topics in academic and practical settings. The purpose of this study was to survey early childhood pre-service teachers' attitudes regarding...
Exploration of Students? Experiences and Perceptions in Global Perspectives in Early Care and Education Course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 1312–1318
Early childhood classrooms are more culturally diverse compared, partly due to increasing numbers of immigrants, stressing globalization worldwide trends. How can we prepare our in-service early childhood educators to teach and support varied needs...
Teacher knowledge for early mathematics education in a technology-rich environment - in the eyes of practitioners
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 68–71
Learning and teaching of mathematics in early childhood education is organized differently from those in primary and secondary levels. Influence of technology on mathematics education also varies from pre-primary to secondary levels. While existing...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 15, No. 1 (1999) pp. 55–63
Discusses technology with reference to children's play, including how technology mixes with the established connection between children's play and emergent literacy and advantages and disadvantages of the three-way intersection of technology,...
Understanding Diversity and the Teacher’s Role in Supporting Learning in Diverse Classrooms: Scaffolding Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Growth in Initial Placements with Technology
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1615–1616
This research project seeks to examine the ways in which early childhood preservice teachers develop an understanding of diversity and the teacher’s role in supporting learning in diverse classrooms. Perservice teachers in their initial foundations ...
Understanding Diversity and the Teacher's Role in Supporting Learning in Diverse Classrooms: Scaffolding Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Growth in Initial Placements with Voice Thread
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 1948–1951
This research is part two of a larger project that seeks to examine technology tools that support preservice teachers in considering their own cultural background, the diversity represented in classrooms, and their beliefs concerning efficacy as...
Understanding Diversity and the Teacher’s Role in Supporting Learning in Diverse Classrooms: Scaffolding Early Childhood Preservice Teacher’s Growth in Initial Placements with Technology
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 22, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 317–361
**Invited as a paper from SITE 2012** This research project sought to examine the ways in which early childhood preservice teachers develop an understanding of diversity and the teacher’s role in supporting learning in diverse classrooms. ...
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education Vol. 20, No. 3 (2000) pp. 145–58
Five preschool students with disabilities received direct instruction on matching shapes, colors, and numbers or letters, followed by guided practice using constant time delay under two conditions: computer-assisted instruction (CAI) with...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 79–84
Two recent trends in education — increased technology and accountability — are driving recent efforts to define technology competencies and standards for teachers. The very first lists of competencies from these efforts are just now being...
International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 (2014)
The ability to develop engaging simulations and constructive learning experiences using mobile devices is unprecedented, presenting a disruption in educational practices of historical proportions. In this paper we describe some of the unique virtues ...
Educational Media International Vol. 42, No. 2 (June 2005) pp. 109–115
Using ICT with young children aged three to six does not merely consist in having computers in the classrooms. It implies an innovative approach to early childhood education and basic ideas and changes in educational strategies which open up new...
Shifting Views: Exploring the Potential for Technology Integration in Early Childhood Education Programs / Changement d’opinion: Exploration du potentiel d’intégration de la technologie dans les programmes d’éducation de la petite enfance
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 39, No. 4 (Dec 21, 2013)
Using technology with children in play-based early learning programs creates questions for some within the Early Childhood Education (ECE) community. This paper presents how two faculty who teach in ECE-related degree programs integrated educational ...
The partnership of an early childhood teacher education methods course and a school district's summer school program: Application of knowledge gained through PT3 involvement and PT3 mini grant to integrate technology.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2643–2648
A field of literature supports both field-based methods instruction and school-university partnerships. For field-based methods courses to be effective, preservice teacher candidates need the opportunities to match theories with practice. However, ...
Australian Journal of Early Childhood Vol. 31, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 15–22
This article is based on the findings of a study which examined the literacy and numeracy pathways for a group of 65 children in the year prior to school entry in Victoria, Australia. The article will discuss key features of the home and community...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 437–440
As literate adults we listen, speak, write, read and use technology to problem solve and accomplish the tasks of daily living. Schooling needs to be a mirror of the society a child will need to function in. Integrating reading, writing and spelling...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3289–3291
The researcher conceptualized semiotic theory into early literacy by integrating technology into Reading and Language Arts in order to create a generative inquiry across early childhood education curriculum. The findings suggested that technology is ...
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Early Intervention: Professional Development in Multiple Disabilities through Distance Education
Infants and Young Children Vol. 22, No. 2 (2009) pp. 146–158
This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an online professional development course designed to develop an understanding of the foundations, perspectives, and strategies used by key disciplines (e.g., occupational...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 1145–1158
This study investigates the impact of using an adaptive computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program in early childhood education. The Waterford Early Reading Program (ERP) is a CAI program that was assigned to kindergarten and first grade students...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3684–3689
This paper outlines a blueprint used to launch a high quality inclusive early childhood program, through a collaborative effort between a community agency and a school district. The purpose of this project focused on maintaining district mandates,...
International Journal of Early Childhood Vol. 47, No. 2 (August 2015) pp. 317–330
This paper forms part of a study which used Bakhtinian concepts to explore the interactions between children aged from 3½ to 5 years and their teachers in two early childhood settings. The paper focuses on the dialogic research approach that was...
Computers in Early Education: Issues Put to Rest, Theoretical Links to Sound Practice, and the Potential Contribution of Microworlds
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 6, No. 4 (1990) pp. 375–92
Discusses research evidence for not including microcomputers in preschool environments; develops a theoretical base favoring computer use in early childhood that includes views of Papert, Piaget, Erikson, and competence development; and offers...
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 106, No. 3 (August 2014) pp. 639–650
This study explores the potential of using online tests for the assessment of school readiness and for monitoring early reasoning. Four tests of a face-to-face-administered school readiness test battery (speech sound discrimination, relational...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 34, No. 1 (Dec 31, 2008)
Exploring the viability of tablet computers in early education: Considering the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3251–3254
In this study, we explored the viability of Tablet computers in relation to the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) as proposed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. A subset of the children (N = 21)...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1338–1339
This presentation, by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Center for Technology in Education, demonstrates a secure, linked, statewide reporting system for Part C (birth through age 3) and Part B (ages 3 through 21) that empowers...
Using Computers in Early Years Education: What Are the Effects on Children's Development? Some Suggestions Concerning Beneficial Computer Practice
International Scientific Conference 2010 (Sep 18, 2010)
Technology in education is considered in empirical and theoretical literature as both beneficial and harmful to children's development. In the field of the early years settings there is a dilemma whether or not early childhood teachers should use...
Creating Innovators: Can the Exploration of New Technologies in Teacher Education Programs Develop Early Adopters?
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 1733–1738
This paper investigates a method for developing innovative tech-savvy teachers through a new assignment in a preservice teacher education course focusing on technology integration. The assignment is meant to support preservice teachers becoming...
Early Child Development and Care Vol. 183, No. 2 (2013) pp. 280–293
In today's fast food, fast-paced consumer society, too few questions are asked about the influence of digital media on young children's health and sustainability choices, and indeed how such choices are expressed in children's play (and early...
Early Childhood Education Journal Vol. 27, No. 3 (2000) pp. 179–184
Considers theory, standards, guidelines, and rationale for technology in the preschool environment. Examines practices of 12 diverse preschool sites and derives 4 models that enable early learners to engage and experience technology within a...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 853–856
The purpose of this study was to explore the outcomes of the implementation of a serious game (SG) prototype focused on the field of energy education/concepts taught in grades 5-9 that includes physical science (energy), renewable energy sources,...
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