Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning

By: Chip Donohue (editor)Paperback

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A Co-Publication of Routledge and NAEYC Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years offers early childhood teacher educators, professional development providers, and early childhood educators in pre-service, in-service, and continuing education settings a thought-provoking guide to effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology with young children. This book provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, links to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills and experiences for early childhood educators in the digital age. 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 NAEYC/FRC Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media and the Fred Rogers Center Framework for Quality in Children's Digital Media. Pedagogical principles, classroom practices, and teaching strategies are presented in a practical, straightforward way informed by child development theory, developmentally appropriate practice, and research on effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology in early childhood settings. A companion website ( provides additional resources and links to further illustrate principles and best practices for teaching and learning in the digital age.

About Author

Chip Donohue, Ph.D., is Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, and Director, TEC Center, Erikson Institute, USA.


Dedication Foreword by Ed Greene Preface Acknowledgements Contributors List of Abbreviations and Acronyms List of figures with captions Introduction: Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years Chip Donohue PART I Technology and Young Children Editor's introduction 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 Editor's introduction 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 Editor's Introduction 14. Technology as a Tool to Strengthen the Home-School Connection Tamara Kaldor 15. Technology as a Tool to Strengthen the Community 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 Subject Index Name Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780415725828
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780415725828
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 0415725828

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