Tag Archives: Technology

Tinkering and tailoring with Technology Speed Dating

People are once again tinkering ‘like the old ham radio enthusiasts’ according to an English expert. And lots of tinkering was evident at the Technology Speed Dating Hub during ECA’s September national conference. More than 300 people wandered through the Hub, at first looking, then lingering and many, loving the interaction with digital tools, apps and other educators. UK professor of radio […]

What’s in a Hub

At the Tech Speed Dating Hub later this week, host Dan Donahoo, and Digital Business Kit’s Clare McHugh, look forward to talking with all-comers about technology for early childhood. Some great sessions and presenters are planned but there’s also room to drop by. Lunchtimes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you’re at the ECA Conference will […]

Flexibility – What do parents want?

When a parent enrols their child in early childhood education and care for the first time orientation interviews are often conducted. These may include information about the parents work hours, and preferred pick up and drop of times, as well as other enrollment information. Ideally the flow of information continues beyond that first day.  Regular […]

It’s a date at the Tech Speed Dating Hub

Dan Donahoo, educator, technology reviewer and author, has been thinking and talking about technology and young children for some time.  And in less than a month he’ll be sharing and exchanging tech tips at the Early Childhood Australia conference in Melbourne. It’s no longer a matter of should technology be used in early childhood settings, Dan says, but […]

Six questions parents ask about children and digital media

Are screen-based media ‘bad’ for my child? Will too much screen time affect my child’s social skills? A new UK report by University of Edinburgh academic, Lydia Plowman, and colleague, Jonathan Hancock, responds to six questions parents and educators most want answered. Readable, informed and clear-eyed Six questions that parents ask about children’s use of digital media was […]

Babies and smart phones

In some circles smart phones are the new car keys. They are fascinating distractions handed to babies and toddlers while parents finish a sentence, wait on a queue, click children into car seats. Recent media coverage has brought attention to children under one year of age using smart phones and tablets. It highlights how quickly […]

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