Advice About Young Children and Technology with Teacher Karen Nelson

Karen Nelson advocates using technology with primary students. She feels it is appropriate for short periods of screentime and with engaging activities even for young primary students.
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Karen Nelson – Show #82 – Generation C: When Very Young Children Are Connected to Technology

Karen Nelson discusses with Vicki about using technology apps with primary students. She recommends limiting consecutive screentime to twenty minutes and to use engaging activities. She recommends several apps for tablets that meet these requirements. She loves using programming with students because they propel students into higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. She advocates teaching digital safety to students and teaching primary students to unplug. She discusses how technology can fit into a early childhood program. Listen now to hear her recommendations to parents and teachers for using technology with primary students.
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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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