Resources

National Association for the Education of Young Children – Technology Guidelines

(NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. They advance this diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. This resources is based on years of research regarding best practices for the use of technology with children 8 years of age and younger.

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American Academy of Pediatrics – Social Media

This article discusses one of the hot topics in education right now regarding the use of social media by children.

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Children and Nature Network – Technology/Nature

Dr. Patricia Hasbach discusses the current cultural trend among children regarding the use of technology paired with the lack of exploration of the natural world.

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Ted Talks – Gaming

Jane McGonigal discusses the variety of different benefits that people receive from gaming.

In early childhood education facilities children regularly play games without adults fully realizing the benefits and learning that is taking place. This type of explanation can assist teachers and other adults in understanding the benefits from game play.