Learn how to navigate the changing world of technology and how to assess the use of technology in your classroom and at home.
This STEM Activity from Angela Eckhoff's book, Creative Investigations in Early Engineering and Technology, uses light and familiar objects to young children understand the concepts of light and shadow. Some materials allow light to pass through them (transparent), and others act as filters and only allow certain colors of light through (translucent), while others block light completely (opaque). As children gain knowledge and develop an understanding of these concepts through naturalistic experiences and familiar materials, teachers are then able to gradually scaffold their experiences and use of science equipment.Science Technology
Featured in The Possibilities of Play: Imaginative Learning Centers for Children Ages 3-6, by Dr. Jean Feldman and Carolyn Kisloski, this learning center activity is a perfect opportunity to develop technology skills like keyboarding and visual matching.Program Administration Literacy Summer Learning Technology Language
Engineering is a hot topic in education. The all-important E in STEM, engineering is a rapidly growing interest for young learners the umbrella term for many sought-after jobs in the sciences. With such a big reputation, the prospect of teaching engineering can be daunting to many early childhood educators, but when stripped down to its most basic elements, engineering is easy. Take, for example, one of the most important parts of it: motion.Lesson Planning Science Technology
Incorporating art in the classroom setting can often be a challenge. Often times it is used as a filler or it does not add value to the lesson it is paired with; however, that does not have to be the case.Math Art Science Technology
STEM is a vital part of children’s education, but what should you do if there are children who don’t seem to find interest in STEM concepts?Math Lesson Planning Science Technology
Designated times and activities are usually set in place for teaching children one subject at a time. Math time might be at 9am, science time might be at 10am, art time might be at 11am, and so on. These subjects are taught separately, but they don't have to be.Math Art Science Technology
Year after year, it’s the same: you arrive on the first day of school to a classroom full of strangers and awkward silence. Try these activities to deviate from the usual get-to-know-you games and help children learn the names of their classmates while learning STEAM concepts.Math Art Lesson Planning Science Technology
Trying to come up with some last-minute ideas for the beginning of the school year? We’ve got you covered! These two STEM-related activities will help you familiarize students with and get them excited about using two different types of play centers in the classroom: the dramatic-play center and the block center.Math Lesson Planning Science Technology
Build children’s knowledge of engineering and technology through creative play! When connected to other learning areas and what children find interesting, children can make connections between the different content areas and gain knowledge in engineering and technology.Movement and Play Science Technology
From helpful applications and games that support lessons to discussions with parents about screen time, Gryphon House authors take on the complex discussion about technology in education.
Browse through lists, author interviews, excerpts, and articles that connect theory and best practice in early childhood education.Browse All Resources