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Early Learners and Educational Technology


1. Although innovations in technology can provide new learning options, adults need to be thoughtful about children’s technology use since not all technology is designed in a way that is appropriate for early learners or leads to meaningful learning.

A. True

B. False

The Importance of Unstructured and Unplugged Play

2. Recent research indicates that technology is just as important for brain development as unstructured and unplugged play.

A. True

B. False

Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the guiding principles for using technology with young people?

A. Technology, when used appropriately, can be a tool for learning, and it should be used to increase access to learning opportunities for all children

B. Technology may be used to strengthen relationships among parents, families, early educators, and young children

C. Frequency and duration considerations must be prioritized in order for technology to be successfully implemented with young learners

D. Technology is more effective for learning when adults and peers interact or co-view with young children

Guiding Principle #1

4. Families and early educators may use the "Three C’s" to determine when and how to use various technologies, which include content, context, and:

A. Comprehension

B. Digital citizenship

C. Connotation

D. The individual child

What Does it Mean to be Culturally Responsive?

5. Culturally responsive materials are designed to create learning environments that are conducive to learning for all students, no matter their ethnic, cultural, or linguistic background.

A. True

B. False

Guiding Principle #3

6. New evidence indicates that infants and toddlers can attend to and engage in joint attention during video-chat interactions, but do so more effectively with parental support after approximately 20 months of age.

A. True

B. False

Administrators of Early Learning Programs

7. One recommendation in the Uses of Technology to Support Early Childhood Practice report is to ensure that technology is used in a developmentally appropriate way by incorporating technologies that:

A. Practitioners are familiar with

B. Are active and passive

C. Are combined with social interactions

D. Support all aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

The Use of Technology to Support Early Childhood Practice: How Can Programs Protect the Privacy of Children, Parents, and Practitioners

8. Which of the following questions should be considered by early childhood programs to ensure that technology services protect the privacy of children, parents, and practitioners?

A. Is there an approval process for the use of online services by teachers and others who work with families?

B. Is there a usable written contract or legal agreement with technology providers?

C. Is there transparency and open communication with parents about questions of privacy?

D. All of the above

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