Parents and teachers are using technology in their homes and classrooms to teach young children. Often, we wonder HOW to incorporate preschool technology into every day learning.
Here is a collection of the best ideas to enrich learning:
Here are the TOP 8 WAYS we use technology in our daily learning
Includes 6 Activity Ideas + Extensions for Preschool Technology!.
Preschool Technology is used as a tool to enhance academic learning.
Red Ted Art uses a digital camera to photo journal their daily activities. They then print some of the pictures and write about them in a journal. See how they turn digital photography into a learning activity here.
|Digital Photography and Journaling|
What We Do All Day uses their digital camera to go on a color hunt. See how the digital photography color scavenger hunt went here.
The Preschool Toolbox integrates the use of QR Codes, using the I-phone Scanner Ap can be used to enhance daily literacy learning. Although PLAY is a huge part of preschool learning, she promotes the use of limited, but intentional technology integrated into daily lessons and has created the following activities for parents and teachers to use.
|QR Codes for Preschool Learning|
|Make a science video|
Childhood 101 uses books on tapes to get kids excited about reading and improve listening skills. See how she introduces this and uses this tool with her kids here.
KC Edventures shares some of the resources she has found for gathering free e-books to read with her children.
Preschool Technology is used as a tool at learning stations.
B-Inspired Mama uses a combination of number manipulatives, dice, and a calculator in her math station. These items lead to comparing, writing simple equations and using the calculator for addition problems. Read more about her math station set up here.
|Math Station Set-up|
|I-Pad Engineering Learning Station|
Preschool Powel Packets uses technology in her science station as she creates simple circuits with her preschoolers. See how they set up and complete this science experiment here.
|Creating Circuits with Preschool Technology|
Technology in Early Childhood uses aps such as i Diary for Kids for reinforcing math concepts in the technology center in the classroom. Read more about how they use this i pad activity in their classroom here.
|Using I-Pad Aps for Learning|
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Photo Scavenger Hunt
Make a Begining Sounds Poster
Make a Number Book with puzzle pieces
Screen Time and Motivating Boys
Making a digital photo book