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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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September 5, 2017
My Tech Goes Home Story
My Tech Goes Home Story written by Dan Noyes My daughter, who is now a wonderfully vocal and precocious six-year old, refused to speak when she was little. No words and very few sounds at all. She just decided not to grace us with her beautiful voice. As part of Read more →
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June 26, 2017
Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation
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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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