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The Integration of Mobile Technology into Curricula for Early Childhood Preservice Teachers

The Integration of Mobile Technology into Curricula for Early Childhood Preservice Teachers While technology integration has influenced and changed the preparation of teacher candidates at all levels for a long time, utilization of mobile devices such as tablets, is still relatively new to teacher training institutions. Research indicates that the issue of technology integration in early childhood should move beyond the discussion of whether technology use is appropriate, and rather focus on how to integrate this medium in Early Childhood Education (ECE) in a developmentally appropriate manner. This study provides significant and valuable insights for the early childhood teacher education community by identifying a process to train early childhood pre-service teachers to evaluate and select iPad applications that are developmentally appropriate, and exploring emerging patterns of ways in which early childhood preservice teachers integrate and implement tablet technology and related apps within prekindergarten children's education. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Educational Technology i-manager Publications

The Integration of Mobile Technology into Curricula for Early Childhood Preservice Teachers

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i-manager Publications
Copyright
Copyright © i-manager publications. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0973-0559
eISSN
2230-7125
DOI
10.26634/jet.16.3.16464
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Abstract

While technology integration has influenced and changed the preparation of teacher candidates at all levels for a long time, utilization of mobile devices such as tablets, is still relatively new to teacher training institutions. Research indicates that the issue of technology integration in early childhood should move beyond the discussion of whether technology use is appropriate, and rather focus on how to integrate this medium in Early Childhood Education (ECE) in a developmentally appropriate manner. This study provides significant and valuable insights for the early childhood teacher education community by identifying a process to train early childhood pre-service teachers to evaluate and select iPad applications that are developmentally appropriate, and exploring emerging patterns of ways in which early childhood preservice teachers integrate and implement tablet technology and related apps within prekindergarten children's education.

Journal

Journal of Educational Technologyi-manager Publications

Published: Oct 1, 2019

Keywords: Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Technology Integration

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