Aims and Objectives

You will learn how to intentionally make sound instructional decisions that support and scaffold the use of technology in the early learning environment today.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Early Childhood Pedagogy in ICT

    • What is Technology Integration in Early Childhood Education?

    • What is early childhood pedagogy with ICT?

  • 3

    Teaching Technology to Preschoolers

    • 10 Ways that you can use Assessment to inform your Teaching Strategies

    • Technology Skills for Preschool

    • Applying examples of Metacognitive strategies in the classroom

    • How to structure and stimulate learning

    • Scaffolding children's ICT Learning

    • Differentiation in Early Childhood Education and Care

    • Strategies to build a child's capabilities in technology

    • How to teach basic computer skills in Early Childhood Education?

    • Strategies to promote Learning Progression

  • 4

    How to teach Concepts to Preschoolers

    • Preschool Technology Activity

  • 5

    Next Steps...

    • Submission of Evidence of Teacher Practice

    • Critical Reflection in Teaching and Learning with ICT

    • More resources for you

    • Course review

    • Before you go...

Teacher Takeaways

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build on children's home experiences of technology

  • Facilitate capabilities in technology literacy

  • Provide effective support when using technology

  • Stimulate and structure learning with technology effectively

  • Promote the autonomous use of technology

  • Enable efficient scaffolding to help plot the path for learning

  • Make sound instructional decisions in technology use in learning and play

  • Differentiate instruction with technology in the classroom

Meet your Instructor

Director/Course Facilitator

Michael Hilkemeijer

As a teacher for over 15 years, Michael has taught and learned about the effective use of technology in education through his teaching practices and studies. He has a Masters in Education (ICTE) that focuses on effective instructional design and for over the past 8 years he has studied literature and case studies on the art of successful technology integration in education - the development of ICT capability. Through this process, he has written many articles, both online and in national magazines on the best practices for teachers in early childhood and primary education to develop ICT capability. One of which is the continual support of teachers in their professional learning.

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