Enhancing Children’s Learning Through Media and Technology

Are electronic storybooks helping children learn new vocabulary? Do children remember and learn from the lessons shown on Sesame Street? Are apps that are labeled as “educational” actually helping children to learn?

To answer this question, highlight how media and technology can be beneficial to children’s learning and development. How do parents and content creators know what terms such as ‘used appropriately’ and ‘proper content’ actually mean? How can we increase the communication between scholars and content creators? What are some tips for parents to help them navigate the market? Why is it important for us as early learning teachers to know this information? What does this information mean to you as a practicing teacher? What will you do with this information? How will it influence or impact your teaching of young children?