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Tech integration for early childhood education as thoughtful as it is wholehearted
Technology isn't just a way to innovate instruction; it's also the key to building classrooms that are dynamic, playful, and truly connected. In Innovating Play, early childhood educators Jessica LaBar-Twomey and Christine Pinto share the insights that led their kindergarten classes to generative, daily collaborations from opposite ends of the United States. In the process, they offer elementary educators a powerful set of digital tools that transform social-emotional learning.
LaBar-Twomey and Pinto guide readers through the process of leveraging classroom technology in order to foster empathy and broaden horizons. With a warm, inviting style, and drawing from the rich examples of their own classrooms, Jessica and Christine offer a treasure trove of actionable, impactful tips that will help you seamlessly connect your students with the world around them.
"Christine and Jessica have created an incredibly insightful, realistic, robust guide to innovating early childhood education based on their own classroom instruction. Their masterfully crafted pedagogy weaves together authentic learning, design thinking, and tech integration all through the play and discovery learning so crucial for our youngest learners. Innovating Play is guaranteed to inspire, guide, and support meaningful technology integration for authentic learning experiences." -Lisa Highfill, technology integration specialist, co-author and creator ofThe HyperDoc Handbook and Teachers Give Teachers
"This book will provide coaches the resources and detailed examples to support teachers in implementation. The examples drive digital literacy for all and never deviate from core curriculum practices. Jessica and Christine have showcased a multitude of ways in which equity and inclusion have been intentionally embedded through their cycle of learning." -Nyree Clark, curriculum program specialist, technology, TK-6
"Innovating Play is a fun, easy-to-read how-to resource for early childhood educators that blends core curriculum and purposeful tech beautifully. Christine and Jessica not only model their design to teach twenty-first-century skills to our littles, they will inspire you to reimagine and innovate play in your own class!" -Erika Sanchez, MEd, kindergarten teacher