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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Task 2: Using Technology to Teach Reading and Writing 

Guideline: Technology applications in education are rapidly evolving. Educators of early learners need to be aware of how to use technology to enhance their instructional capabilities and the learning environment. This task provides resources for using technology to reading and writing.




Apps in My Pocket

Apps in My Pocket is the developer of applications designed for young children for use on I Phones or I Pads. The applications available on abc pocket phonics and Dot-to-dot numbers and letters. Educators of early learners may find these applications useful with teaching language development and reading and writing.



Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8

This link is to a joint position statement by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College on the use of technology and interactive media in early childhood programs.


A Tablet Computer for Young Children? Exploring Its Viability for Early Childhood Education

This article explores the issues associated with providing tablet computers for young children. As noted in its abstract, "This study explored the viability of tablet computers in early education by investigating preschool children’s ease in acclimating to tablet technology andits effectiveness in engaging them to draw."


International Association for K-12 Online Learning

iNACOL, The International Association for K-12 Online Learning, is a non-profit organization that facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning. Educators of early learners may find the content useful with being aware of issues and developments associated with digital learning.


The Role of Technology in Early Childhood Programs

This article from the Early Childhood News discusses issues associated with the role of technology in early childhood programs.