NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 8 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Luthin, Katie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
In recent years, recommended e-books have drawn increasing attention from early childhood education professionals. This study applied a quantitative descriptive features analysis of cost (n = 70) and no-cost (n = 60) e-books recommended by the Texas Computer Education Association. While t tests revealed no statistically significant differences…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Early Childhood Education, Costs
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parette, Howard P.; Hourcade, Jack J.; Blum, Craig; Watts, Emily H.; Stoner, Julia B.; Wojcik, Brian W.; Chrismore, Shannon B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This article presents a preliminary examination of the potential of Technology User Groups as a professional development venue for early childhood education professionals in developing operational and functional competence in using hardware and software components of a Technology toolkit. Technology user groups are composed of varying numbers of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gillis, Afton; Luthin, Katie; Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Development of receptive and expressive language skills is an important foundational skill in early childhood education. Recently, early childhood education professionals have begun using Web-based technology to assist in developing these skills. One Web-based technology that holds potential to support children's learning is "VoiceThread" which…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Receptive Language, Language Skills, Skill Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hourcade, Jack J.; Parette, Howard P., Jr.; Boeckmann, Nichole; Blum, Craig – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This paper outlines the use of a technology toolkit to support emergent literacy curriculum and instruction in early childhood education settings. Components of the toolkit include hardware and software that can facilitate key emergent literacy skills. Implementation of the comprehensive technology toolkit enhances the development of these…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parette, Howard P.; Quesenberry, Amanda C.; Blum, Craig – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Technology use permeates virtually all aspects of twenty-first century society, though its integration in early childhood settings and recognition as a developmentally appropriate practice remains problematic. A position is taken that education professionals may be "missing the boat" by not embracing technology usage as a developmentally…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Boeckmann, Nichole M.; Watts, Emily H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This article focuses on use of Microsoft[R] PowerPoint[TM] paired with direct instruction (DI) to teach word recognition to young children at risk. DI has been a widely used teaching method for over 40 years, and is often used to teach emergent literacy skills. Recent DI research with preschoolers at risk has suggested the potential for using…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Word Recognition, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Boeckmann, Nichole M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
As assistive technology applications are increasingly implemented in early childhood settings for children who are at risk or who have disabilities, it is critical that teachers utilize observational approaches to determine whether targeted assistive technology-supported interventions make a difference in children's learning. One structured…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parette, Howard Phillips; Hourcade, Jack J.; Boeckmann, Nichole M.; Blum, Craig – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The increasing availability and use of technology applications for teaching emergent literacy skills in early childhood education settings nationwide requires that early childhood education professionals develop skills with readily available software programs. This paper provides general recommendations in using Microsoft[R] "PowerPoint"[TM] to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Phonological Awareness, Young Children, Educational Technology