News flash: Using technology with kids does not mean giving them boring spreadsheets or mindless tasks. With the latest touch screen devices, it now means tilting, touching and even blowing. Who knew?
Forget about everything you thought you knew about teaching and learning. New technologies have the ability to teach your child in fascinating ways. Take virtual manipulatives, for example. Every kindergarten classroom has a set of physical unifix cubes. While a great tool, counting and linking these cubes together takes a lot of time and coordination. Children often think they’ve stacked 10 cubes but have really made 11. With virtual blocks, kids can stack, group, and count accurately and quickly, making it easier to focus on the mathematics.
Through this blog, we’ll explore more ways technology can and should be used with young children. One thing we’ve learned from experience is that great ideas come through collaboration. So help us shape this blog by adding your ideas and comments. We want to hear from you!