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December 3, 2014
Examining Language and Literacy Apps for Children in the App Stores
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America release findings from their research that compares literacy apps' popularity in app stores and their children's media group ratings. Read more →
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September 13, 2018
TEC Play and Lesson Plans: Language, Literacy, and Digital Storytelling
There are many technology tools that support children’s exploration and practice language, literacy, and storytelling skills. We have 4 play and lesson plans developed by our TEC Mentors, which focus on providing opportunities to learn for all students. Read more →
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March 6, 2020
Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technology from Thought Leaders
TEC Center's Founding Director shares insights from thought leaders who contributed to his new book, Exploring Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technology. Read more →
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October 18, 2018
Early Digital Citizenship: Creating Engaged and Informed Lifetime Citizens
Digital citizenship has been on the tips of everyone’s Twitter thumbs this week for Digital Citizenship Week 2018. While learning about digital citizenship, often educators realize they are already facilitating many of the skills in their early childhood setting. These questions and explanations serve as a guide for a beginning understanding of digital citizenship. Read more →
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August 23, 2018
Early Childhood Tech Integrated Play and Lesson Plans from TEC Mentors
Find many play and lesson plans here! These play and lesson plans were developed by our TEC Mentors with the TEC Center’s support and guidance over the course of a school year in the TEC Mentor professional development program. Read more →
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December 19, 2017
The TEC Center at Erikson Institute: Celebrating 5 Years of Impact and Influence at the Intersection of Child Development, Early Learning and Technology
TEC Center Director Chip Donohue reflects on TEC Center's impact and influence. Look to see who has supported TEC Center along the way and some photos from the beginning of TEC's time. Read more →
November 6, 2017
Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation
Report on Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation, from a symposium at Erikson Institute on June 26, 2017 hosted by Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center Read more →
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October 24, 2017
What 5 Years of Research Tells Us, Part 3: There’s Comparatively Less Intentional Planning for Social and Emotional Learning When Using Technology and Media
Learn what we know from five years of research and publications about social-emotional learning (SEL), children and adult interactions in the digital age. Read more →
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October 18, 2017
What 5 Years of Research Tells Us Part 2: There May Be Some Benefits For Infants And Toddlers, Too
Research is connected to practice in this second blog post from Dr. Katie Paciga sharing what we know about young children, media and technology in the digital age. Read more →
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October 5, 2017
Tangible Tech Collection: Early Childhood Tangible Tech and Robotics Info Sheets
The TEC Center has a collection of over 40 tangible technology tools, including robotics. You can download our product info sheets that include early childhood development considerations. Read more →
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