Technology for young children – three evaulations
Three technology evaluations:
Considering education, and the vast range of technology available to enhance mathematics learning, develop 3 technology evaluations. The technology can suitable for preschool and or primary school students.
Each evaluation must not exceed 1 page and should include:
• An image or screen shot of the tool that gives insight into how the activity or resource works.
• A brief overview of the tool, its URL or how to obtain it and its costs etc.
• A brief overview of how the tool works and its educational goal
• An evaluation of the tool (with links to literature) and an analysis of WHY this tool is beneficial for use with children
References and Reference list:
McManis, L. D., & Gunnewig, S. B. (2012). Finding the education in educational technology with early learners. Young Children, 67(3), 14-24. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/yc/files/yc/file/201205/McManis_YC0512.pdf
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) (2012). Position statement: “Technology and interactive media as tools in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8”. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/PS_technology_WEB.pdf
PLUS at least 3 more references.
Marking criteria: Meets criteria more than adequately or at a superior level.
The description is of appropriate length, with nicely presented screen shots.
The brief overview of the resource is well outlined including more than the necessary elements.
The evaluation and analysis is very well explained with strong support from the academic literature/unit’s readings.