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

It’s Time … To Join a Learning Community, by Margaret Powers

Image from: http://ow.ly/8v2dP After reading Ellen Galinksy’s recent article in NAEYC's Young Children about Professional Learning Communities, I was inspired by the empowering and collaborative nature of these groups. Ms. Galinsky outlines ten key characteristics (listed below) of learning communities she discovered researching the communities that formed to share information and ideas from