iPlay iLearn iGrow
Professor Nicola Yelland continues to support TEAMP. Here she discusses the effective use of technology for early years literacy and numeracy.
Teachers can incorporate new technologies into their pedagogical repertoire when they are scaffolded and utilize appropriate conceptual frameworks for understanding teaching and learning with new technologies (e.g. the SAMR model, Puentendra, 2011). The use of specific applications on tablet technologies (e.g. iPads) enable young children to have multimodal experiences that have the potential to extend learning outcomes.
These applications can be incorporated in play based kindergarten learning programs to enhance learning alongside traditional materials and extend the children’s learning potential via investigations and reflections. In the first year of school the tablets can both support and extend literacy and numeracy learning when they are integrated into the program.