My Response to the (draft) NAEYC Technology Use in...
Sent electronically as a PDF to TechandYC@naeyc.org on Thursday May 26, 2011 OF IMPORTANT NOTE: I am posting this here on tumblr for archive purposes. Since I wrote it, NAEYC has adopted a final position which was adopted in January 2012. Point being, I don’t have a link to the actual verbiage that this was written in response to. If someone still knows of one, please send it along! (I...
write on! http://scottsbricks.blogspot.com/2012/05/write-on.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
how to make.... rubber-band brushes →
step by step instructions on how to make rubber band brushes for your #art center
Technology. A working definition for your...
Technology Redefined, or Maybe Simply Clarified. A position statement, by Lisa Murphy So I wrote this in September of 2010 to broaden the definition of “technology” and to keep the conversation from getting bogged down. I wrote it about the same time as NAEYC starting releasing drafts of their “technology and young children” position statement for commentary....
Of what will we be ashamed if it's still a problem...
What are you prepared to do? Commentary on the book Children of 2010, edited byValora Washington and J.D. Andrews, © 1998, published by NAEYC. Full disclosure: This book had been sitting on my shelf for too long. I finally read it in 2010 instead of when I got it, which was in 1999 (oops). I plowed through it this past June because I had just purchased Children of 2020 after attending one of...
Play = Learning (book report)
Play = Learning How Play Motivates and Enhances Children’s Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth Edited by: Dorothy Singer, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff & Kathy Hirsh-Pasek The editors and contributors to this work read like a virtual who’s who in the field of early childhood educational research. And they are, in actuality, the scientists and researchers who are doing the heavy...
I dare you all to ready the book (again? hopefully?!) before you go see the movie. #gatsby
how to make.... PVC bubble blowers →
step by step instructions on how to make PVC pipe bubble blowers!
here is a link to Schomberg and Donohue’s rationale for revising the 1996 edition of NAEYC’s tech in the lives of young children position statement»» http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/site_images/Tech_Statement_Revision_Rationale-Donohue__Schomburg-June-09.pdf
toothpicks and grapes
a variation of the famous marshmallow and toothpicks activity. I’m not so sure if I care so much about it being “healthier” but I like the new option! had not thought about using other food items before! Enjoy! I found it here » http://www.artfulparent.com/2012/05/edible-art-grape-toothpick-sculptures.html this morning on the twitter! I thank her for sharing!!
Dressing the Part
From the archives… Once upon a time I watched a young girl who had been finger-painting with pudding look up from her paper to see her teacher walking into the room. This teacher had been gone on vacation for two weeks and was returning back to class. The little girl stopped painting and ran with open arms to welcome her back only to be stopped with an abrupt, “Don’t touch me!” as the...
Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds: book report
The Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds Research Results From Leading Experts on Playgrounds and Child Development Written by Joe Frost, Pei-San Brown, Candra Thornton, John Sutterby, Jim Therrell and Debora Wisneski. ©2004, Association for Childhood Education International. Copies may be obtained through www.acei.org The following overview of the content has been prepared by Lisa...
Free Range Kids (book report)
FREE RANGE KIDS: How to raise self reliant children (without going nuts with worry) By: Lenore Skenazy http://freerangekids.wordpress.com/ If I had to sum this fantastic book up in a few words it would be that this book will teach you how to CALM DOWN! Many of you probably know the premise, Lenore is the lady who let her son ride the NYC subway… alone. And she seriously caught a ration...