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Great article to reference when wondering about the appropriateness of hand-held interactive media:

Contrary to Claims, Not All Media is Bad For Kids Under 12


In April 2012, the Fred Rogers Center created a framework for parents, educators, and media creators concerning digital media and young children:



Research that states that children under 12 should not be using handheld devices...what do you think?


Helps teachers and parents find child-friendly sites and information on the Internet. LittleClickers is created by Children’s Technology Review, and is sponsored by Computer Explorers. Neither have commercial interests in the sites. Sites and videos were selected by the editorial team at Children’s Technology Review. Each column appears in print, and is available in PDF format.


Books on Technology and Young Children:

  • Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age by Diane E. Levin
  • Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education by Fran Simon and Karen Nemeth
  • Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children From Birth to Age Five by Lisa Guernsey


Other Book Resources:

  • Picture Science: Using Digital Photography to Teach Young Children by Carla Neumann-Hinds
  • Podcasting at School by Kristin Fontichiaro


Research on Screen-time in Early Childhood Education:

EC Technology Research with ref.docx  


Hands-on activities that turn your iPad into "play beyond the screen". For a limited time the creators are selling it for half price...only $49.



Scratchjr is a FREE app for young children that teaches skills useful in computer programming. There is an article in the Austin-American Statesman that explains how and why the MIT developers created the app. Click on this link to read the article.



Technology Pins by Gail Laubenthal

Technology Pins by Robbie Polan

Region 13 School Ready Site



TCEA 2013 Presentation

 Using Technology with young Children PPT


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