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Celebrating 5 Years of the TEC Center and the NAEYC Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Policy Statement
2017 marks 5 years since the Chip Donohue, PhD founded the TEC Center and release of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs! Read more →
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June 12, 2017
Technology and Interactive Media for Young Children: A Whole Child Approach Connecting the Vision of Fred Rogers with Research and Practice
The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College and the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute are pleased to announce the release of their latest report, Technology Read more →
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June 5, 2017
The Digital Play Framework Observation Handouts
These handouts are based on the Digital Play Framework (DPF), developed by Jo Bird and Dr. Suzy Edwards, a pedagogy in which children explore and demonstrate other behaviors when first introduced to technology through play. Tamara Kaldor, Associate Director, TEC Center is collaborating with Ms. Bird and Dr. Edwards to conduct professional development research and help early childhood practitioners implement the DPF in their classrooms and other early childhood learning environments. Read more →
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June 5, 2017
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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May 3, 2017
Inspiring Nature Play: Inside Out
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