Introduction of ICT in Early Years

children using technology

In today’s world, ICT is a ubiquitous component of our life. Most of the things we use incorporate ICT.

What is ICT? ICT defined as anything which allowed us to get information, to communicate with each other or to have an effect on the environment using Electronics or Digital Equipment.  In Early Childhood Education, ICT could include computer software and hardware, Digital cameras and Video cameras, Internet, Telecommunications tools, programmable toys, and many other devices and resources (Bolstad, 2004). The use of integrate ICT in the classroom increase the level of children’s learning. They include children’s cognitive, social and emotional development (Stephen & Plowman, 2003, p. 4).

 

References:

Bolstad, R. (2004). The role and potential of ICT in early childhood education. Retrieved 25 July, 2013 from http://www.nzcer.org.nz/system/files/ictinecefinal.pdf

Stephen, C., & Plowman, L. (2003). ICT in pre-school settings: Being addition or playroom revolution?Early ChildhoodFolio, 7, 33–38.

 

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