Computers in Early Childhood Classrooms
Looks at the use of computers and modern technology to improve learning in the early childhood classroom.
# 147615 | 1,705 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 |
Published on May 22, 2011 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Early Childhood) , Education (Education and Computers) , Computer and Technology (Software)
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This paper first explains that computer programs can enable early childhood students to work independently and to advance faster than through face-to-face learning. Next, the author reviews computer-based programs that permit learning at the students own pace, encourage critical thinking in collaborative classrooms, and serve as another enriching tool for such activities as dramatic play and circle time. The paper also points out that when using computers in classrooms for young learners, the specific learning objectives, the inherent value of using computers for educational purposes, and the ability of the teacher to remain active in the teaching process when using technology, must all be kept in mind.
From the Paper:"In other words, the opportunity to work with a computer, in lieu of a person, offers a safe and risk-free space for young learners to learn without feeling inhibited by their inadequacies. Students with developmental delays in speech and language can learn to pronounce words using computer based programs to speed up the process of their learning. Typically students in my classroom are only seen by a speech and language pathologist twice a week for thirty minutes each visit. These programs offer the students more independent work time to develop their speech pronunciation and production."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Creighton, T. (2003). The Principal As Technology Leader. pp. 20-21. Corwin Press, Inc.
- Slavin, Robert E. (2010). Effective Reading Programs for the Elementary Grades: A Best-Evidence Synthesis. Best Evidence Encyclopedia. Review of Education Research (78), p. 1391-1466.
- Kelly, K. & J. Schorger (2001). Let's Play "Puters": Expressive Language Use at the Computer Center. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual p.115-128.
- Hall, E. and Higgins, S. (2002). Embedding Computer Technology in Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Engaging with Early Years Professionals' Beliefs and Values. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual p. 301-320.
- Postman, N. (1985). Amusing Our Selves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. Penguin Press, Inc.
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