Technology is a great way to enhance and facilitate early childhood education. However, there is a balance to be found. If you want the kids to do well at school, you must give them something they can use to accomplish their goals.
Here’s an example. One of the primary goals of our Early Childhood Education program is to help children develop good problem-solving skills. We do this by providing them with activities that let them develop the skills they need to solve real-world problems.
Problem-solving skills, which include such skills as creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking, are highly prized in an early childhood education program. You’ll find that our teachers and their students often use the term “problem solving” interchangeably with “creativity,” although the former is by far far more important in terms of learning. Another name for creativity is “problem solving.” Problem solving is about putting a problem into a context that allows the problem to become something more than a problem.
Problem solving is about making a problem that is big enough to be a problem into a problem that is small enough to be a solution. I know this because in my high school science class we were learning how to build a rocket that had the ability to take off and land on another planet. We also learned to solve a problem in an environment that was completely new to us, and that was through problem solving.
So problem solving is also about using the same problems over and over again until they become something that you can change. You learn to solve a problem by solving it many times until it becomes something that you can change. It’s like the kind of problem solving that kids are doing when they are solving things on their own.
I think technology is one of the things that kids are most likeable for, in particular because they are the ones that are so used to technology that they can be the least concerned about some of its implications. So I would say that technology in early childhood education helps kids to think about things in a different way.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the “cognitive disabilty” of a child being able to recall things as they happen. And that is very real, but in my experience children who are taught about technology are just as likely to forget it as children who are not. Technology is, in fact, one of the things that can make you forget or suppress memories, but the ability to do so is a thing that you can change.
I don’t have a problem with technology. I just have a pretty good notion of how good it is. I want to show you a few things that you can practice while you’re at school.
I’m not saying technology is right or wrong. I’m just saying that when it is put out there in a way that is too extreme for the young to understand, its not very helpful. I have yet to come across a teacher who I have seen who I thought was wrong for putting technology out there more than they were. There is a school district here in Seattle that I know that puts out a new curriculum every year that is completely computer based.
I have a friend who has been working with this, and he has found that when his students are taught how to use technology effectively, they are able to not only become better students, but better citizens.