What part of everyday life has technology not immersed itself in? We use it to get to and from our destinations, to heat up our food,, and to stay-up-to-date on current events. We would be hard-pressed to find an area of life not in some-way directly impacted by technology. Since the inception of the calculator, technology has been slowly creeping into early childhood education classroom, causing quite the controversy.
The role technology should play in the early childhood education classroom is a hotly debated subject among researchers, childhood education advocates, and teachers. This post will seek to lay out both sides of the argument, providing the reader with a comprehensive guide to the cases for and against the incorporation of technology in the birth to five classroom.
In favor of technology in the classroom:
The next post will focus on how Discovery Days/Kids Connection Childcare centers incorporate technology into the classroom in a developmentally appropriate way, and what that looks like on a daily basis.