Tech in the Early Years

Table of Contents

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


Foreword by Ed Greene

Introduction: Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years
     Chip Donohue


PART I – Technology and Young Children

1.   What Would Fred Rogers Say?
     David Kleeman and Dr. Alice Wilder

2.   Technology as a Tool for Social-Emotional Development: What We Can Learn from Fred Rogers’ Approach
     Hedda Sharapan

3.  Technology and Digital Media as Tools for Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
     Chip Donohue

4.   Teaching with Technology: Preparing Early Childhood Educators for the Digital Age
     Chip Donohue and Roberta Schomburg  

5.  What Would Maria Montessori Say About the iPad? Theoretical Frameworks for Children’s Interactive Media
     Warren Buckleitner

6.   Connecting Child Development and Technology: What We Know and What It Means
      Michael Robb and Alexis R. Lauricella


Part II – Technology in the Classroom

7.   Media Literacy in Early Childhood Education: Inquiry-based Technology Integration
     Faith Rogow

8.   Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Age
     Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine

9.  Technology to Support Dual Language Learners
     Karen N. Nemeth

10. Including All Young Children in the Technology-supported Curriculum: A UDL Technology Integration Framework for 21st Century Classrooms
     Howard P. Parette and Craig Blum

11. Stepping into STEM with Young Children: Simple Robotics and Programming as Catalysts for Early Learning
     Kate Highfield

12. Innovate, Educate and Empower: New Opportunities with New Technologies
     Mark Bailey and Bonnie Blagojevic

13. Technology Tools for Teachers and Teaching: Innovative Practices and Emerging Technologies
     Brian Puerling and Angela Fowler


Part III – Technology Beyond the Classroom

14. Technology as a Tool to Strengthen the Home-School Connection
     Tamara Kaldor

15. Technology Tools for Strengthening Communities
     Luisa M. Cotto

16. Access, Content & Engagement: How Children’s Librarians Support Early Learning in the Digital Age
     Cen Campbell and Carisa Kluver

17. Connected Educator – Connected Learner: The Evolving Roles of Teachers in the 21st Century and Beyond
     Amanda Armstrong