We (finally) have mobile devices (iPads, Tablets) in our program! Now what?

By Fran Simon, M.Ed. As a Co-Author (with Karen Nemeth) of  Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology for Early Childhood Education, I'm often asked how to get started using iPads and other mobile devices in early childhood classrooms. I recently addressed one of those questions in an online community, and I thought the response might

Q&A from: Promoting Executive Function Life Skills in Early Childhood- Resources and Tools from Mind in the Making, by Ellen Galinsky

We were fortunate to have Ellen Galinsky present a webinar  about Promoting Executive Function Life Skills in Early Childhood on April 22, 2015. Many of the participants had questions that we were unable to ask Ellen.  She was kind enough to answer them and they are posted below.  Here is a link to the recording:  Promoting Executive

It’s About the Experience, Not the Tool!

By Margaret A Powers and Fran Simon Could you choose a more exciting time to be working in the field of early childhood education (ECE)? These days, it doesn't look like it! There is so much important and exciting work occurring right now in ECE, particularly around the topic of technology use in the classroom.