Integrating Media into Learning
Virtual Learning Session by WXXI Education
- Media literacy vs. media management vs. teaching with media
- Being a media mentor
- How media & technology fit into early learning settings
- Screen time conversation shift quality vs. quantity
- NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology Use
It is the position of NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center that: Technology and interactive media are tools that can promote effective learning and development when they are used intentionally by early childhood educators, within the framework of developmentally appropriate practice.
Principles to Guide the Appropriate Use of Technology and Media as Tools in Early Childhood:
- Should not harm children
- Follow developmentally appropriate practices
- Is it age-appropriate, individually appropriate, culturally, and linguistically appropriate?
- Evaluate and select tech/media based on the children in their learning setting
- Adapt, learn about, and become familiar with new technologies
- Be intentional
- Be active, hands-on, engaging, and empowering
- Is it being used as one of many options to support children’s learning?
- Be playful and support creativity, exploration, pretend and active play, and outdoor activities.
- Digital literacy for early childhood educators and parents is essential.
- Ongoing training and support for ECE.
Additional Zero to Three resources:
- 5 Tips to Make the Most of Video Chats
- Choosing Media Content for Young Children
- Young Children & Screens: Putting Parents in the Driver's Seat
- Screen-Use Tips for Parents of Children Under Three
- Screen Sense: All the Need-to-Know Research on Screens for Children Under Three
- Screen Sense: What the Research Says About the Impact of Media on Children Aged 0-3 Years Old
Apps That Model Positive Uses of Tech/Media Learning
Each of these FREE apps provide playful learning opportunities for children, as well as suggested ways guides grownups with activity ideas, language and conversation starters, ways to extend learning, and more.
Ready To Learn (PBS KIDS) Research Findings
- PBS Play & Learn Science Research & Summary
- Early Science & Engineering: The Impact of The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That! on Learning
- What Parents Talk About When They Talk About Learning
- PBS KIDS ScratchJr. Family Community Learning (FCL) Workshop Implementation Study
- Learning with PBS KIDS: A Study of Family Engagement & Early Mathematics Achievement
- Using a PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement to Support Young Children’s Learning
- Learning Math with Curious George
- PBS KIDS Mathematics Transmedia Suites in Preschool Families and Communities
- Supporting Parent-Child Experiences with PEG+CAT Early Math Concepts
- Mobile Devices and Mobile Applications in Low-Income PreK-Grade 3 Families
- Study of the Use of Tech & PBS KIDS Transmedia in the Home Environment
- Study of Preschool Parents & Caregivers Use of Tech & PBS KIDS Transmedia Resources
More Research & Findings from Joan Ganz Cooney Center
- Revisiting the Potential Uses of Media in Children's Education
- The Potential Uses of Television in Preschool Education
- Children and Families in the Digital Age: Learning Together in a Media Saturated Culture
- Digital Play for Global Citizens
- How to Bring Family Engagement and Early Learning into the Digital Age
- Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids