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The T in STEM: Creating Play-Based Experiences That Support Children’s Learning of Coding and Higher Order Thinking
Tamara Kaldor, assistant director of the TEC Center at Erikson Institute shares 5 tips for introducing early coding experiences without tech to young children. Read more →
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November 18, 2016
STEM 2026
Image courtesy of Ms. Liza Sullivan By Jenna Herdzina, Policy Intern at TEC Center The Department of Education’s report, STEM 2026: A Vision for Innovation in STEM Education, addresses the current state of the STEM community, workforce and education, and how they should improve in the next Read more →
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October 21, 2016
Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood Center in the News
We have released a statement about the American Academy of Pediatrics’ new recommendations for media use by young children. Our director, Chip Donohue, Ph.D., spoke with Slate about the pros and cons of the new screen time guidelines. Dr. Donohue and his work were Read more →
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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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