Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom

Neumann University – November 14, 2015 – 9 to 1 PM

This professional development session will focus on the key skills and knowledge that educators need to have in order to implement technology in effective, developmentally appropriate and intentional ways. We will explore what it takes to make teachers good technology implementers with the knowledge, skills, and digital literacy needed to select, use, integrate and evaluate technology tools and interactive media in classrooms with young children.


Icebreaker with the iPads – let’s try it – Please click on the link below and find a picture of a classmate, snap it, and add it to our document below:

This iPad icebreaker idea was borrowed from the following website:

Key Messages from the NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center Position Statement 2012 –

Response to position statement from Ooey Gooey Lady –

Activity – Assessing the Use of Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom –

Activity – Technology Choices to Encourage the 4 Cs (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication) –

Smartboard Activity ideas –

Discussion on App Choices
Here is an area to share your thoughts about apps to use in the early childhood classroom –

Share Your Story With Us
Please share your story with us and complete our short survey on ways you integrate technology in your classroom already and share with us the support your need to be able to do this even more –

Assistive Technology Resources
Assistive Technology and Early Childhood Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children with Disabilities