“Why should educators integrate technology components in teaching and learning in the early years?”

Technology has been incorporated into curriculum opportunities for children and educators to become familiar and comfortable users of technology as a learning tool.

For technology to fulfill its promise as a powerful contributor to learning, it must be used to deepen children’s engagement in meaningful and intellectually authentic ways, because technology is a tool.

Children should have opportunities to explore open-ended, developmentally appropriate software programs in a supportive environment. These experiences will help them to develop the basic skills needed to use technology equipment, such as opening and closing programs, saving and printing documents, and navigating screens.

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