Category Archives: Educational Technology

What is educational technology and how is it being used to support teaching and learning in the early years?

The first phase of my doctoral research involved visiting settings in the North East of England. The findings have just been published in the International Journal of Early Years Education. You can access the article on their website but will need … Continue reading

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Early Years Apps – from E2BN Conference

At the E2BN conference I did a workshop looking at how technology can be used to support the early years curriculum. As part of this I shared some suggestions for useful apps. While apps can be used by children individually … Continue reading

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Is it appropriate to use technology in early years?

You don’t need to look far to find a wide range of stories in the media about whether it is is appropriate for very young children to use technology.There are probably about as many stories warning against the use of … Continue reading

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Learning to use technology through play

As part of my research I am interested in how technology can be used to support teaching and learning in early years education. This week I have been reading an article by Jo Bird and Susan Edwards which looks at how … Continue reading

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More edtech resources to support early years

Carol Allen at North Tyneside LA talked to the action research group about  resources  that could be used to support teaching and learning in the early years. There are some resources that are specially designed for early years education, like the … Continue reading

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