Tech in the Early Years

Book Reviews

Read what experts are saying about Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning

 

Image courtesy of Early Learning Community, Pacific University

Image courtesy of Early Learning Community, Pacific University

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years is a treasure; the content is grounded in learning theory and covers a wide range of technologies and educational practices. An added benefit is the incredible supply of digital and print resources. This book should be required reading for parents, teachers, media developers, and policy makers who are responsible for the next generation’s education.”

Barbara T. Bowman, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute, USA

 

“At last, a comprehensive, intelligent resource for teachers, teacher educators, and the field in general that discusses both the here and now and the potential of technology and digital media in early childhood education. While offering a snapshot of the ever-changing digital world of devices, software, and websites, Donohue and colleagues have, more importantly, gifted the field with a structured, multidimensional framework that is the clearest path to date for professional decision-making about technology and digital media choices that enhance learning for young children. There are no boogeymen in the closet snatching childhood from the young. It is possible for every child to have access when teachers are supported in their application of developmentally appropriate practices to yet another dynamic educational tool.”

Jerlean E. Daniel, Early Childhood Consultant (NAEYC Executive Director from 2010 to 2013)

 

“Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years puts educators right at the intersections of child development, early learning, developmentally appropriate practice, early childhood teaching practices, children’s media research, teacher education and professional development practices.

The book is based on current research, promising programs and practices and a set of best practices for teaching with technology in early childhood education that are based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children-Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media and the Fred Rogers Center Framework for Quality in Children’s Digital Media. “

Fred Rogers Center Contributes to Book on Technology,  Digital Media in Early Years, Saint Vincent College, September 10, 2014

 

“This extraordinary textbook for 21st century educators includes up-to-date information about new media in many forms, with a focus on the way these ‘screen time’ tools can be used for early childhood education, social-emotional learning and literacy – not as ways to babysit young kids.”

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years – A Textbook for 21st Century Educators, Carisa Kluver, The Digital Media Diet blog, August 23, 2014

 

“Carisa Kluver and I co-wrote a chapter for Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning, edited by our friend & mentor, Chip Donohue. We’ll be presenting on the book at the NAEYC annual conference in Dallas in November. I hope to see many other librarians there!”

We helped Chip write a book, Cen Campbell, Little eLit blog, August 22, 2014

 

“Chip Donohue, director of Erikson’s TEC Center, brought together 23 thought leaders in the field of early childhood technology to contribute to a new book to be released this summer.  Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years, which will be published in August by Routledge and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, offers a thought-provoking guide to the effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology for those in early childhood settings.  Donohue collected 17 chapters from experts who work at the intersection of child development, early learning, and children’s media.”

TEC Center brings together leaders in new book this summer, Erikson Institute, June 12, 2014