Monthly Archives: December 2015

Kindergarten as the New First Grade

Excellent article from The Atlantic We see this every week when we volunteer in kindergarten.  Small boys and girls are not just little sawed off people.  It is sad to see them so frustrated by the “rigor” imposed on them … Continue reading

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Tech and Early Childhood Learning

  See my letter to the editor in The Baltimore Sun, Dec 10, 2015 – “Are Computers a Learning Difference Maker?” http://www.pressreader.com/usa/baltimore-sun/20151210/281741268359507/TextView  

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Wisdom of giving young children tablets?

    An excellent article appeared yesterday in the Washington Post by teacher, Launa Hall in Northern Virginia.  It highlights the critical need to understand how young children learn before putting technology in their hands. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-gave-my-students-ipads–then-wished-i-could-take-them-back/2015/12/02/a1bc8272-818f-11e5-a7ca-6ab6ec20f839_story.html  

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Gambling on Technology

Here is an Op Ed from today’s online version of The Sun.  Brian Simpson, a parent of childen in the Baltimore County Public Schools makes some excellent points – his concerns are valid. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-dance-technology-20151201-story.html  

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