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The Digital Play Framework and the Exploration of Technology Tools Guest Blog by Jo Bird
Play is seen as the way children learn in early childhood (Wood, 2013) and with more and more settings providing children with technologies, educators need to understand how children learn to use them through play. The ‘Digital Play Framework’ (DPF) provides a list of behaviours that children Read more →
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February 28, 2017
Ten resources for considering the AAP and U.S. Department of Education policies on screen time, technology and digital media use by young children
Ten resources for considering the AAP and U.S. Department of Education policies on screen time, technology and digital media use by young children Read more →
June 20, 2016
Is Handwriting Still Essential in the Keyboard Age? Research says “YES”
Answers to a question we hear frequently at the TEC Center at Erikson Institute, "Is handwriting, print and cursive, still necessary to learn in the digital age?" Read more →
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April 10, 2016
TEC Teacher Takeaway: Puppet Pals, Sock Puppet, Feltboard, and Avatars
TEC Center and Fred Rogers Center's Early Career Research Fellow, Dr. Katie Paciga. helps teachers learn how to use Feltboard, Puppet Pals, and Socket Puppets apps meaningfully with young children. Read more →
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March 2, 2016
2016 National Education Technology Plan Calls for Teacher Training
The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education, calls for more teacher training and education in technology integration Read more →
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