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Lu, Ya-Huei; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne T.; Ding, Ai-Chu; Glazewski, Krista – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Although many elementary schools have adopted one-to-one programs, we still lack information on how teachers integrate iPads or other tablets into their daily instruction, especially in early childhood settings. The purpose of this case study was to present how four experienced iPad-using early childhood teachers integrated one-to-one iPads into…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Kim, Yanghee; Searle, Kristin – Computers in the Schools, 2017
Over the last two decades online technology and digital media have provided space for students to participate and express their voices. This paper further explores how new digital technologies, such as humanoid robots and wearable electronics, can be used to offer additional spaces where students' voices are heard. In these spaces, young students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Robotics, Electronics, Technology Uses in Education
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Elkin, Mollie; Sullivan, Amanda; Bers, Marina Umaschi – Computers in the Schools, 2016
KIBO is a developmentally appropriate robotics kit for young children that is programmed using interlocking wooden blocks; no screens or keyboards are required. This study describes a pilot KIBO robotics curriculum at an urban public preschool in Rhode Island and presents data collected on children's knowledge of foundational programming concepts…
Descriptors: Programming, Preschool Children, Robotics, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Lee, Lena; Tu, Xintian – Computers in the Schools, 2016
As digital media devices have been increasingly used in early childhood educational settings, this study examined whether the iPad with a Vygotskian social development approach--namely, More Knowledgeable Other--can be integrated into low-income preschool classrooms to improve science learning. An analysis of variance was used to examine the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Social Development
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Lyons, Catherine D.; Tredwell, Claire T. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Twenty-first-century preschool children, with and without disabilities, may be found using technology, including assistive technologies, on a daily basis in their homes, schools, and communities. Early childhood educators are exploring opportunities to integrate technology and interactive media into the present-day curriculum. The authors suggest…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Beam, Sandra; Williams, Cheri – Computers in the Schools, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine one kindergarten teacher's use of digital and multimodal technologies to mediate early writing instruction and explore the students' appropriation of that instruction to support their independent writing. Data sources included observations of writing instruction, as well as students'…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Emergent Literacy, Qualitative Research
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Hisrich, Katy; Blanchard, Jay – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This article discusses digital media and its potential effects on emergent literacy skills development for young children. While the impact of digital media exposure on children's emergent literacy development is largely unknown, it is becoming a significant issue, as more and more young children throughout the world observe and use various forms…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Media Research
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Thurlow, Richard – Computers in the Schools, 2009
Teaching pre-literacy skills to young children is an important educational goal that potentially can be assisted through the use of computer technologies. Preschool teachers and parents also want to help foster independent work on technological skills. Educational Web sites are being developed that might be useful in meeting both goals; however,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education
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Johnson, James E.; Christie, James F. – Computers in the Schools, 2009
This article examines how play is affected by computers and digital toys. Research indicates that when computer software targeted at children is problem-solving oriented and open-ended, children tend to engage in creative play and interact with peers in a positive manner. On the other hand, drill-and-practice programs can be quite boring and limit…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Toys, Educational Technology