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Technology is
Posted by: Shalani on the 04/10/2012
As a future educator, I believe that technology today plays a major role in making learning experience for our youngters more fun and exciting. But there should be a limitation of technology's participation in a class discussion. This is where a teacher is much needed to serve as guide to the young one's on how to fully make use of technology to their advantage. Technology, I believe is both advantageous and disadvantageous if used wrongly but let's use it for our own benefits okay. Shalani Brian
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ICT
Posted by: Tara Fagan on the 04/10/2012
Thanks for your comments. I agree the debate about ICT in education has been well resarched and reported. I believe that this is an area that needs to be continually researched particularly as technology changes so rapidly. The functionality of a computer five years ago is very different to what can be achieved on one today. This change means that we need to be constantly reviewing if and how technology can be used for learning. As you know I am an advocate for ICT in education as it can extend and deepen children's learning provided consideration is given to factors such as environment, teaching and the way the device is being used. The importance of engagement with others, imagination, creativity and outdoor play are still vital to children's learning - ICT can add to this rather than detract. I respect your point of view and appreciate you voicing this.
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ICT
Posted by: Anonymous on the 04/10/2012
Dear Tara I appreciate that you are sincere in suggesting ICT is useful in early years education and superficially this appears to be so as of course children engage in anything new they are given.However you are also probably not aware of the extensive research now available that shows that early exposure to these adult tools actually damages young children. This is now irrefutable and includes longitudinal studies. Each to their own however I have to say I do not support what you are promoting. Children need to be outside enaging with the real world not an electronic one.
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Posted by: DK on the 04/10/2012
Fantastic insights - loved the examples - is the report available online anywhere?
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Technology is
Posted by: Shalani on the 04/10/2012
As a future educator, I believe that technology today plays a major role in making learning experience for our youngters more fun and exciting. But there should be a limitation of technology's participation in a class discussion. This is where a teacher is much needed to serve as guide to the young one's on how to fully make use of technology to their advantage. Technology, I believe is both advantageous and disadvantageous if used wrongly but let's use it for our own benefits okay. Shalani Brian
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ICT
Posted by: Tara Fagan on the 04/10/2012
Thanks for your comments. I agree the debate about ICT in education has been well resarched and reported. I believe that this is an area that needs to be continually researched particularly as technology changes so rapidly. The functionality of a computer five years ago is very different to what can be achieved on one today. This change means that we need to be constantly reviewing if and how technology can be used for learning. As you know I am an advocate for ICT in education as it can extend and deepen children's learning provided consideration is given to factors such as environment, teaching and the way the device is being used. The importance of engagement with others, imagination, creativity and outdoor play are still vital to children's learning - ICT can add to this rather than detract. I respect your point of view and appreciate you voicing this.
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ICT
Posted by: Anonymous on the 04/10/2012
Dear Tara I appreciate that you are sincere in suggesting ICT is useful in early years education and superficially this appears to be so as of course children engage in anything new they are given.However you are also probably not aware of the extensive research now available that shows that early exposure to these adult tools actually damages young children. This is now irrefutable and includes longitudinal studies. Each to their own however I have to say I do not support what you are promoting. Children need to be outside enaging with the real world not an electronic one.
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Posted by: DK on the 04/10/2012
Fantastic insights - loved the examples - is the report available online anywhere?
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Speaker: Tara Fagan

Tara Fagan, CORE Education early years facilitator, discusses the three areas of creativity, communication and collaboration in early years education. In this EDtalk recorded at ULearn11, Tara explains the role that ICT can play in enhancing these three areas in early childhood centres. 

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Date added: 14 Feb 2012
Duration: 4:20

Why ICT in early childhood education?

Tara Fagan, CORE Education early years facilitator, discusses the three areas of creativity, communication and collaboration in early years education. In this EDtalk recorded at ULearn11, Tara explains the role that ICT can play in enhancing these three areas in early childhood centres. 

Views 42,925 Date added: 02/10/2012

Why ICT in early childhood education?

Date added: 02/10/2012

Why ICT in early childhood education?

Tara Fagan, CORE Education early years facilitator, discusses the three areas of creativity, communication and collaboration in early years education. In this EDtalk recorded at ULearn11, Tara explains the role that ICT can play in enhancing these three areas in early childhood centres. 

Views 42,925 Date added: 02/10/2012

Why ICT in early childhood education?

Date added: 02/10/2012
Technology is
Posted by: Shalani on the 04/10/2012
As a future educator, I believe that technology today plays a major role in making learning experience for our youngters more fun and exciting. But there should be a limitation of technology's participation in a class discussion. This is where a teacher is much needed to serve as guide to the young one's on how to fully make use of technology to their advantage. Technology, I believe is both advantageous and disadvantageous if used wrongly but let's use it for our own benefits okay. Shalani Brian
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ICT
Posted by: Tara Fagan on the 04/10/2012
Thanks for your comments. I agree the debate about ICT in education has been well resarched and reported. I believe that this is an area that needs to be continually researched particularly as technology changes so rapidly. The functionality of a computer five years ago is very different to what can be achieved on one today. This change means that we need to be constantly reviewing if and how technology can be used for learning. As you know I am an advocate for ICT in education as it can extend and deepen children's learning provided consideration is given to factors such as environment, teaching and the way the device is being used. The importance of engagement with others, imagination, creativity and outdoor play are still vital to children's learning - ICT can add to this rather than detract. I respect your point of view and appreciate you voicing this.
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ICT
Posted by: Anonymous on the 04/10/2012
Dear Tara I appreciate that you are sincere in suggesting ICT is useful in early years education and superficially this appears to be so as of course children engage in anything new they are given.However you are also probably not aware of the extensive research now available that shows that early exposure to these adult tools actually damages young children. This is now irrefutable and includes longitudinal studies. Each to their own however I have to say I do not support what you are promoting. Children need to be outside enaging with the real world not an electronic one.
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Posted by: DK on the 04/10/2012
Fantastic insights - loved the examples - is the report available online anywhere?
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