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Factors Influencing Student Use of Technology in K-12 Classrooms

This article list factors that influence students and their use of technology in the classroom. Data was gathered from 732 teachers from 17 school districts and 107 different schools in the state of Florida. Its a quick read...check it out :)
http://ning.it/S4Lmko

Added by Rachelle Babcock on November 9, 2012 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Digital Camera's in the classroom

 

The video below is a great example of how a class took a digital camera and created a scene of the Rver Severn.

http://youtu.be/a4jxj1abL8Q

Added by Rachelle Babcock on November 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Media Literacy for Pre-schooler's

Faith Rogow does a great job in this post regarding Media literacy and Pre-Schoolers. A majority of media literacy strategies are geared towards middle school and high school students.The question she ask is....what are the strategies for pre-schoolers?  

 Any one who has worked with young children (3-5) or has a young child will relate. DO we just deprive these children of media because they aren't able to analyze?

Dr. Rogow is also the founder of the Alliance for a Media…

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Added by Rachelle Babcock on September 25, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Technology is here to stay

Below is a link to a great joint position paper issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College. This paper focuses on technology in a early childhood program, the confliction, inappropriate use of technology, effective use, and the connection technology gives to home and school.…

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Added by Rachelle Babcock on September 24, 2012 at 2:33pm — 3 Comments

Skype in a preschool classroom

Below is a great example of a preschool teacher who uses Skype to connect with children all around the word. The children are learning a ton from this experience. I plan on doing some thing similar this coming Spring :)

Skype in the classroom

Added by Rachelle Babcock on September 24, 2012 at 2:04pm — 2 Comments

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