With so many apps and digital tools marketed to young children, it’s hard to know what kind of experiences children are having when engaging with them. Not all apps are created equal, and this webinar explored the issue by examining the different affordances of digital playgrounds (and playpens).
Scientific research findings have provided new insights into how we can best optimize learning and development. Many of these findings determine that a strong foundation is particularly crucial during the first five years of life when 95% of the brain is wired. This session offered ten easy-to-implement yet essential strategies to optimize learning for little ones ages 0-5.
Before you turn your conventional classrooms upside down, consider how the very different needs of your youngest learners should shape blended learning implementations for PreK-Grade 3. This webinar took a closer look at which blended learning elements and concepts are likely to fly or flop with your early learners.
This edWeb.net Arts & Music in Early Learning webinar explored how and why the content and process of developmentally appropriate music activities can support young children’s language and literacy skill development. Participants gained a deeper understanding of how they can easily use music to support important areas of language learning including: phonological awareness, vocabulary development, print awareness, active listening skills, and creative storytelling.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet along with the Early Childhood beat! Mary Jo Huff, multi-award winning author, master storyteller and puppeteer for the early childhood classroom, shared about the power of storytelling. This webinar provided wonderful, hands-on and research-based strategies that make learning fun for all children.
In this webinar, presenter Dr. Jean Feldman, teacher, consultant and celebrated author of more than 10 books on the topic of early childhood education, and guest host Stephen Fite, award-winning musician and writer! The beginning of the school year is crucial for setting the stage for success.
Much is made of “screen time” and “device overload” regarding our children. New technologies have spurred a burst of development for young children, leaving teachers and parents wondering how much is too much. They have also heard a burst of outrageous and ill-informed claims calling for a “ban of devices for children.”
This webinar explored how simple music activities can support children’s focus, approaches toward learning, transitions, classroom management, and the daily routine in early learning settings. Music can be an incredible and enjoyable tool to use with children of all ages, however, many early childhood professionals don’t realize that the means to do this are very accessible for any educator regardless of music “talent” or experience.
What are the most wonderful play and learning experiences young children can have using mobile devices, and why are they so powerful? This webinar was about how to use apps with early learning students to create fun and exciting learning experiences.
When parents think of kindergarten readiness, thoughts of letters, numbers, shapes and colors come to mind. When kindergarten teachers think of kindergarten readiness, they think of Executive Function qualities that educators feel are more important than academic skills.
If you are an early childhood educator, you’ve probably been faced with challenging decisions about whether to include technology in your program. Your colleagues and parents may have preconceived ideas about technology in early learning settings. You may wonder how technology can fit in a child-centered approach. Come along with us to learn more about the top questions early educators have about technology, and pick apart the issues.
You’ve heard of the flipped classroom. You’re an expert at using stations in your classroom. Now it’s time to give those stations a flip. Learn how you can quickly create flipped stations for your classroom! This webinar teaches educators the basics of flipping their classroom stations. The webinar was presented by three awesome specialists and educators, including two classroom teachers who are applying the theory and succeeding in flipping early learning instruction in the classroom
Presenter Mark Schlichting, a veteran children’s designer and creator of Broderbund’s Living Books series, shared his insights and experiences from 25 years of experience creating award winning educational interactive content for children.
It is important for teachers to feel confident and competent when it comes to choosing and implementing the most appropriate technology tools for your early childhood classroom. Whether a technology enthusiast looking for new ideas and guidance about developmentally appropriate practices, or completely new to the idea of using technology with young children
Are you looking for a new project for your Early Childhood class? Have you checked out the various Blogs, Lanky parties, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.? This webinar presented by Christi Gonzalez focused on a variety of educational applications and websites that educators can use on their lessons.
In this webinar, presenters Becky Conners and Julia Young shared unique ways to incorporate the 4 C’s recommended by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills ~ Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity (+ Compassion) into your curriculum.
In this webinar, presenter Chip Donohue identified common concerns about young children and technology. He highlighted the benefits when educators select, use and integrate technology in ways that support healthy development and early learning.