The use of tablets, digital cameras, webcams, and other technology is the new normal in many classrooms. Teaching in the Digital Age provides teachers and administrators of young children with innovative strategies to embrace and integrate technology in to the classroom. It explores the many ways technology, such as tablet computers, MP3s, videos, photographs, audio recordings, webcams, projectors, and publication and presentation tools can be used to enhance a classroom's complete curriculum and assessment. Tips for using these tools are included, as well as learning activities, worksheets, resources, and a framework to plan, evaluate, and reflect upon the learning experiences. This resource will help early childhood educators not only add technology to the classroom, but also embed it across the curriculum.
Brian Puerling is the technology coordinator and curriculum specialist at Catherine Cook School in Chicago, IL. He holds a master's degree in early childhood education and is pursuing his master's of education degree in curriculum and instruction. Brian is active in the Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Technology and Young Children Interest Forum. Brian was the recipient of the PBS Innovative Educator Award and PBS Teacher's Choice Award in 2010. He holds workshops and offers technology consulting.