I came across this Podcast that was hosted on HiMama website. This Podcast was created October 11, 2016 and was titled Preschool Technology and Marketing Trends by Fran Simon who is the founder of Engagement Strategies Consulting and producer of Early Childhood Investagations. In this episode Fran is talking about exploring technology in preschool, including proper usage by teachers in the classroom and how technology can be used for marketing early learning programs. After listening to this Podcast I was interested in some of the resources Fran shared on technology in early childhood field. I will be sharing the links where you can find more information that Fran was talking about. You can look for them in my links area on my Blog. Fran stated Childcare is about 5 to 8 years behind in the technology world, I know this to be true as I have been working in the field for over 30 years and not many childcare centres have anything more than a computer in the office. The websites Fran references, on the Podcast, showcases some positive results using technology in preschool. One thing to look for when using teaching Apps check to see if the Apps are creating or consuming the learner. Click on the link below and look for episode #13 in the Podcast, enjoy!
Episode Length: 41:37 minutes