A recent eSchool News article by Managing Editor Laura Devaney looks at the important need to develop early technology skills to help close the digital divide and what can be done to meet this challenge. In her article 5 steps to better early childhood tech use,
she sites a RAND Corporation report, Using Early Childhood Education to Bridge the Digital Divide, about the short and long term effects to children whose families lack access to digital technology and suggests basic steps to take in early education to counteract these effects. Read more of her article.
PBS KIDS LAB has wonderful digital resources such as educational games and other activities for in and out of the classroom. Searching PBS LearningMedia by grade, content, or standards yields hundreds of trusted digital resources for early education — videos, interactives, lesson plans, and much more.