#ECETechChat on Twitter
Join us every Wednesday evening at 9pm EST for #ecetechchat, a lively hour of “thematic” tweeting about early childhood technology. Every week, we post the topic for the week right here on this page! Sometimes we offerguiding questions. Just follow #ECEtechCHAT all of the time, and you will know what’s in store for the upcoming chat…
- Upcoming chat topics
- Archives of past chats
- Resources and discussions about #ecetech!
- Then, make sure you add the chat to your calendar!
(Pssst! If you don’t know what a Twitter Chat is or how to participate, read “Help! What’s a Twitter Chat?“)
Upcoming #ECEtechCHAT Chat Topics:
11/14/2012: Educational Technology Conferences: What makes ‘em tick, tock, rock, or stink?
We’re still fired up from Tech on Deck at the Annual NAEYC Conference, and gearing up for other technology conferences.
Join us at 9 PM Eastern Time to chat about:
- What you like, dislike, respect, and value in educational technology events;
- How you lead educational technology events or what you would like technology event leaders and organizers to know.
- Which aspects of technology events can translate to virtual conferences and which cannot be replicated in a virtual environment;
- How you might replicate successful event practices in your community or online.
10/31/2012: #ECE Faculty and #ECEtech
Halloween? Bah! We’re still chatting! Here are the guiding questions
- What do teacher educators and faculty need to know about using technology to teach their students?
- What do teacher educators and faculty need to know about using technology in early childhood classrooms?
- What do they need to teach pre-service teachers about how to use technology?
- What is the connection between traditional content and teaching about how to use technology?
10/24/2012: What’s new Wednesday! Shiny new edtech tools! Are they all they are cracked up to be in early ed?
I’m guessing they are, but we’ll find out: We’re talking about bright new shiny tech tools. It’s not just about iPad Mini…I have one I want to share, but shhhhh! I’m not telling until #ECEtechCHAT.
10/17/2012- Policies, requirements, & standards that restrict the use of technology tools in early education settings.
Are there standards in your state that are out of step with and out of compliance with the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center position statement on technology use in early childhood settings? Or does your program, school system or state requirements support the use of technology in the classroom? What impact do these supports or restrictions have on your ability to offer developmentally appropriate, responsive, and realistic experiences? We want to hear from you!
10/3/2012- Technology devices and strategies for art and music experiences in early education. Share your ideas, solutions, resources, and apps!
9/11- Terrible Tech! Share your nightmares, horror stories, and struggles, and of course, solutions!
9/5 – Networking – Social media, live networking, PLNs, conferences – How early childhood educators connect using electronic media and offline (IRL) opportunities.
1. What is your preference for networking for professional reasons: online (via social media, forums, listervs, intranets, etc.) or offline, in real life experiences (like conferences, meetings, study groups, etc.)
2. How do your colleagues or staff members prefer to connect?
3. What elements are important to make online and IRL (in real life) networking opportunities work?
4. What are some of your favorite venues for networking? (Favorite conferences, live chats, etc.) and what makes them so successful?
If you use Outlook or iCal, click here to add #ECETechChat to your calendar!
- 1/09/12 – Tech and Professional Development in ECE
- 1/18/12 – Overcoming Resistance to Tech
- 1/25/12 – Mobile Devices in Early Childhood Settings
- 2/01/12 – Parent Engagement and Involvement with #ECETech
- 2/08/12 – Technology for Professional Development & Staff Engagement
- 2/15/12 – Social Media and Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN)
- 2/22/12 – Digital Photography in Early Childhood Classrooms
- 2/29/12 – ECE Technology and Field Trips
- 3/7/12 - Policies, Guidelines, and Leadership in ECE & the NEW NAECY & FRC Joint Technology Position Statement! (Read the position statement here)
- 3/14/12 – Digital Collaboration Tools for Teachers
- 3/21/12 - Connecting Colleagues to Technology
- 3/28/12 - Tools and Tips for Digital Storytelling in the Early Childhood Classroom
- 4/4/12 - Social Media and Young Children
- 4/11/12 - Technology and Math in Early Childhood
- 4/18/12 - Teachers & Technology Budgets
- 4/25/12 - Favorite Websites and How You Use Them in ECE
- 5/2/12- Helping parents understand developmentally appropriate technology use
- 5/9/12- What Every Tech-Savvy ECE Teacher wants Every Developer to Know
- 5/16/2012 - The ECE Tech Information Pipeline
- 5/23/2012 - Dig into Science with Tech: Using Tech in ECE Science Lessons!
- 5/30/2012 - Project based learning with technology
- 6/6/2012 - The Digital Divide
- 6/13/2012 – Technology for Global Learning & Collaboration
- 6/20/2012 – Tech for different needs and abilities
- 6/27/2012 - What ECE Techies Want ECE Teacher Educators/Trainers and Professional Development Experts to Know (Erikson TEC Center Guests: Chip Donohue & Amanda Armstrong)
- 7/4/12 – Fourth of July, No Chat!
- 7/11/12 – #ECEtech Ideas from #ISTE12 that Change your Program – Hosted by Gail Lovely (@glovely)
- 7/18/12 - Where can you get the inside scoop on #ecetech ideas?
- 7/25/12 - “How do you know when technology has been used effectively? Or that there was learning transfer?
- 8/8/12 - Biggest Challenges and Obstacles When it Comes to #ECETech Implementation
- 8/15/12 -Doing good works with technology- Socially conscious tech activities for teachers and children and social enterprise in educational technology development.
- 8/22/12 - Gender and Technology
- 8/29/12 - Using Tech to Ease the “Back to School Crush” Guest Moderator: Jodie Riek
What is this Site?
A membership commmunity for realiable information about technology in early education.
Who We Are
Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. and Fran Simon, M.Ed. - early learning experts with a passion for helping educators use technology to achieve their goals.
We designed ECETech.net to give early childhood educators an easy online resource for reliable information about technology implementation.