Category Archives: Educational Technology

Computational Thinking in the Early Years

  It can be useful for early years practitioners to know about Computational Thinking and the language that will be used in computing  at Key Stage 1 . Computational thinking is not about technology but about problem solving. The above image … Continue reading

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Squishy Circuits

Squishy Circuits are made from play dough and allow children to explore electronic circuits.Special recipes for the play dough and more information can be found on the Squishy Circuits project page  The video above explains some of the things that Squishy … Continue reading

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Newcastle Early Years Conference

Yesterday I spent a lovely day at the Newcastle Early Years Conference. I had been asked to present a couple of workshops on Using Educational Technologies to Support Teaching and Learning. I used my research as a starting point for identifying activities, … Continue reading

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Exploring Educational Technology Resources for Early Years

I have talked to a lot of early years practitioners as part of my research. They often say that they don’t really know what resources are available or how they can be used in their setting. At the action research … Continue reading

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Research Ethics

My research project has had ethical approval from Durham University. At the first action research group we discussed ethics and I shared a useful guide from Durham University. The group discussed the ethical principles and guidelines on page 8-1. The … Continue reading

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