June 1, 2011
2 PM EST
It’s easy to find fierce debate about using technology with young children. As multi-touch screens flood our classrooms, minivans and playrooms, some have gone as far to say that technology causes health problems, developmental delays and imply that there could be frightening long-term implications.
But what exactly is “technology?” In this webinar, we’ll unpackage the issue, and look specifically at issues related to evaluating children’s interactive media; also known as “this technology.” We’ll take a hard look at how to sort out what exactly we mean by “technology.” By better understanding issues related to the qualities of the various mediums or specific interactive experiences, we can move forward to determine what fits into our perception of developmentally appropriate practice.
We will start with a quick review of the debate, and will then move into specific tools that you can use to evaluate children’s interactive media. No matter which side of the technology debate you are on, our goal on this brief trip will be to arrive with a better, more informed toolkit for the debate. We’ll end the session with some examples of technology and media that might classified as being either “good” or “bad”, “inappropriate” or “appropriate.”
By the end of this enlightening session, you will be armed with the information you need to actively engage in the debate about technology and the tools you need to evaluate technology and media for your program.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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