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Six Questions for the EdTech Field to Think About When Designing for the 0 to 8 Set

When studying media for early learning, researchers must keep equity at the forefront, says Shelley Pasnik.

posted by Shelley Pasnik


Ten Questions for Educators to Ask When Using Technology with Young Children

Do technology tools and interactive media like iPads, cameras, or e-readers, belong in the early childhood classroom? If so,…

posted by Sarah Jackson


For Infants and Toddlers in the Digital Age: Time with Adults Still Matters Most

The Rogers Center’s Michael Robb takes a look at what we know from the research about infants and media…

posted by Michael Robb


How Some Digital Media May Actually Help Children Learn to Focus

Educators say that in addition to learning content, to thrive kids today need to strengthen their “executive function” skills.…

posted by Ellen Galinsky


Communicating, Collaborating and Creating Change at Fred Forward

June 25, 2014 | posted in: Apps, Early Childhood Education, Games, Media Creators, Research and Studies, STEM | comment

Early Career Fellow Anna Ly reports on the 2014 Fred Forward Conference.

posted by Anna Ly

Working Together to Design Great Games for Kids

May 29, 2014 | posted in: Apps, Early Childhood Education, Games, Media Creators, Q&A | comment

We talk with game designer Dr. Carla Engelbrecht Fisher about bridging the gap between research and production in children’s media.

posted by Sarah Jackson

Digital Media Literacy for Early Childhood Educators

May 19, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education | comment

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How do we support early childhood teacher preparation so it keeps pace with technology? At the 2014 Fred Forward Conference, we'll discuss how to enhance digital media literacy for educators.

posted by Chip Donohue

Do the Building Blocks of Computer Programming Begin in Preschool?

May 06, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education | comment

Frances Judd shares some novel examples of how educators and technologists are coming together to introduce coding to young children in developmentally appropriate ways.

posted by Frances Judd

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