Classroom Technology

Building Better Ed-Tech Strategies for the Pre-K-5 Crowd

By Sam Atkeson — October 31, 2014 1 min read

By guest blogger Sam Atkeson

In case you missed it, Education Week Digital Directions produced a webinar discussion last week on the best ed-tech strategies for students in pre-K through 5th grade.

The conversation covered how elementary school teachers can make the most of technology in their classrooms, what devices and apps are most effective for a younger crowd, and when technology should be turned off.

Questions about what types of technology are developmentally appropriate for children have received increasing attention in recent months as more and more school districts are considering blended learning programs and 1-to-1 initiatives.

A number of recent Digital Education posts have touched on the issue of technology in early childhood learning. See Sean Cavanagh’s recent piece about “screen” experiences among infants and toddlers, and Ben Herold’s post about what factors to consider when determining whether a certain technology is developmentally appropriate.

Find a recap of the webinar “Building Better Ed-Tech Strategies for the Pre-K-5 Crowd” below, and access the full discussion for free here.


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A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.