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Managing Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Managing Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom

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Managing Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom by Hope Campbell. Teacher Created Materials, 6421 Industrial Way, Westminster, CA 92683, 1999 (http://www.teacher-created.com). 256 pp. ISBN: 1-57690-434-2. Softcover, $24.95.

Children will need to be equipped with technological literacy skills when they enter the workforce sometime after the new millennium. This book begins with a look at why that will be necessary, pointing to reports such as "What Work Requires of Schools..." and the national education standards that incorporate technology into their goals. An interesting batch of misconceptions is set straight in the introduction as well. Such topics as hardware issues, software programs, why it is necessary for children to have powerful computers, the platform battle, and more are discussed.

The author intends her book to be used as a reference tool to help teachers manage technology in elementary classrooms. It can be read cover-to-cover or by selecting chapters that match your needs. Each chapter is written independently of the others.

Chapters cover the main technology issues faced by educators, including hardware issues, software issues, software programs and lessons, and the Internet. …

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