Using Interactive Technology


Children using tech devices is a hot topic.  How much is too much?  How young is too young? Today, guest blogger, Rob James gives a perspective on the use of tech in the early years.  We would love to hear your opinions on the topic!  ~EMP

 Do you believe that introducing interactive technology can play a significant role in helping children in their early years? Given the range of easy to use devices available, which include iPads and interactive whiteboards, and the increasingly early digital literacy that children achieve, making technology part of the classroom can mean that children can learn in different ways. While there have been some arguments against the over use of technology in the classroom, its benefits and the need to match up home and school based learning mean that all teachers and schools should consider testing it for pre-school classes.

Using Interactive Technology To Engage Children In Early Years

Following a Blog


To subscribe (follow) to a person’s blog (using WordPress) you can simply do so by heading on over to your blog’s Dashboard (http://i50.tinypic.com/2uoialz.png) and click “Blogs I Follow” (http://i49.tinypic.com/1zy99oz.png).

Now once you’re there (http://i49.tinypic.com/2z6e8fp.png), click on “Reader” in the sentence (http://i50.tinypic.com/4uc35z.png). You’ll be brought to a page similar to this (http://i45.tinypic.com/29l22vr.png). On the left, look for the search box, enter a topic you’d like to follow (such as Education), and hit “Follow”. You’ll get a list of different blogs that have Education topics within their Blogs. If you’re lucky, you’d be able to find an excellent blog to follow!

Another way could be found by Googling. If you come across a person’s blog and their using the WordPress platform, while you’re signed into your account you’d be able to follow their block instantly because if this menu that will be shown (http://i47.tinypic.com/r06p75.png). If you like what you see in their blog, hit the Follow button!

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Why Primary Grade?


At this age, children really want to learn.I have experience of working from the lower, foundation stages, and the top end of primary and have observed that as the children age and mature, they begin to decide whether or not they have any real interest in being in school. I have so far enjoyed working with the lower half of primary more because of this. Even on those cold, rainy mornings when even I would rather be tucked up in bed, the pupils turned up at school with so much energy and so much enthusiasm which instantly perked up my mood. Their spirit is infectious to be around and their willingness and want to learn is humbling.

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For me, personally, I have to agree with this paragraph because it’s 100% true:

 

 

At this age, children really want to learn.


I have experience of working from the lower, foundation stages, and the top end of primary and have observed that as the children age and mature, they begin to decide whether or not they have any real interest in being in school. I have so far enjoyed working with the lower half of primary more because of this. Even on those cold, rainy mornings when even I would rather be tucked up in bed, the pupils turned up at school with so much energy and so much enthusiasm which instantly perked up my mood. Their spirit is infectious to be around and their willingness and want to learn is humbling.