Educators and parents are wary of the increasing role of technology in young children’s lives. Yet interactive technology can be simply another tool in the educator’s repertoire. The challenge is: how to harness its potential? This webcast helps explain how interactive technology can fit with quality early childhood practice and with theories of child development and learning. In this webcast, recorded exclusively for Early Childhood Australia’s Live Wires, Dr Donohue Connects the Dots on latest thinking and best practice with technology in the early years.
This webcast was recorded for registered participants of October 2015 Live Wires Forums and is now available on the ECA shop for anyone interested in using technology well for young children’s learning and development.
- Explores the intersection of child development, early learning and technology.
- Provides international perspectives and latest thinking on technology that enriches children’s experiences and extends their learning and development.
- Provides a ‘whole child’ context for using technology wisely and well within an early childhood education practice.
- Examines the educator as media mentor in early childhood.
Dr Chip Donohue is an author, educator, Dean of Distance Learning and Director of the Erikson Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center Chicago. He is a thought leader on using technology with young children and co-ordinated the US Joint Statement on interactive Technology and Young Children. Dr Donohue collaborated with ECA in developing the Live Wires Forums October 2015 and is international keynote at ECA’s national conference, October 2016.