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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.... 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.

Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Progra...

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Comment by David Petrick on October 5, 2012 at 3:42am

I agree, Lenni.  Blending technology and content is important for engaging students into their own learning.  Majority of students have technology exposure at home and teachers need to model effective use of technology to make learning fun and exciting.

Comment by Lenni D. Nedley on October 3, 2012 at 8:21pm

As an administrator, it so difficult to view technology in a classroom that is not being used.  It such a struggle to supply teachers with the latest technology and when it is not being utilized both the district and the student lose.  Teachers must be given the support that models student centered learning that infuses technology into core content.

Comment by David Petrick on October 3, 2012 at 6:28pm

Rachelle, great article on technology.  I often hear parents using technology as a "babysitting service" in their homes.  I believe that parents should limit how often their children use technology and not to use it as "babysitting".  Child or student learning must be the main focus when using technology both in the homes and schools.  Learning and technology should work together. 

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