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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 →
citizenshipcivic engagementdigital citizenship
October 19, 2017
Digital Citizenship Week 2017 Resources
TEC Center has selected 5 helpful online resources for teacher educators, early childhood educators, and families to learn about digital citizenship in early childhood Read more →
July 16, 2020
Academic Research Publications
Read the TEC Center team's most recent academic research publications. Read more →
July 16, 2020
Peer to Peer Research Project
Funded by the Susan Crown Exchange through their Youth Voice Challenge, Erikson Institute’s Alexis Lauricella, PhD  will launch a two-year pilot research and development project that empowers adolescent youth in Evanston, IL to help each other use digital technology in healthy and productive ways. Read more →
January 5, 2018
10 Ways OER Could Impact Technology Use With Young Children
Currently many classrooms, libraries, and informal learning spaces rely on free content to support children’s learning. Children in less resourced communities would suffer. Let’s explore how such resources support children’s learning. Read more →
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July 10, 2017
Jenna Herdzina, MS
Jenna Herdzina, MS, is the Program Manager of the TEC Center at Erikson Institute. Jenna’s work focuses on improving human services by connecting research to practice and policy. As Program Manager, Jenna empowers early childhood educators to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology and media Read more →
March 2, 2017
Professional Development Services
Learn more about our TEC Mentors early childhood and technology professional development program for schools, museums, and libraries serving children Prek-8 yrs of age. Read more →
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July 11, 2016
5 Pokemon Go Tips for Parents-Updated w/Google permissions info
Tamara Kaldor, M.S., the assistant director of Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood Center, have these five tips to share with parents on Pokémon Go and virtual reality apps. Read more →
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June 11, 2014
Practice Resources
We invite you to explore our wide variety of resources in the following areas: Media Literacy Digital Citizenship STEM Assistive Tech Language and Literacy SEL Specific Tools Read more →
October 23, 2012
About the TEC Center
The Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute is dedicated to creating a better world for children’s technology use. The TEC Center is dedicated to research, practice, and collaboration to ensure that families and practitioners are informed and supported in decisions to Read more →