Herts for Learning Online
:: Exploring technology in the Early Years ::
This course is designed to support EYFS staff in providing exploration and learning opportunities around technology. It will provide innovative approaches, which can be used to engage children’s interest, not just using technology, but also developing a curiosity about how that technology works. The course aims to support EYFS teaching staff in providing an essential foundation for the 2014 computing curriculum. For those using the Primary Computing Scheme, the content is relevant to the EYFS potential learning themes. The course will cover: exploring, using and developing understanding of classroom tools and toys; investigating simple onscreen activities related to EYFS children’s learning; sharing data from different sources, including pictograms and data-sensing tools and toys; capturing, creating and exploring digital images using different devices; supporting early interest in programming through the use of unplugged programming approaches as well as exploring simple programmable toys; investigating simple digital mark-making and writing; using simple sound devices to capture and playback sound; encouraging children to develop curiosity about the technological world around them; understanding the eSafety aspect for EYFS.
Delegates should bring a memory stick or portable hard drive so that they can save and take away the electronic resources provided.
By attending the course, participants will:
  • develop their understanding of supporting young children in exploring technology safely and creatively
  • explore and develop useful resources and approaches
  • develop confidence in providing a good foundation for children in accessing the 2014 computing curriculum (including the latest version of the Primary Computing Scheme)
  • have a hands-on experience of relevant iPad/tablet apps and consider how these might support this area of learning
  • explore and use technology in a creative and fun way
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Early Years Practitioners
Price £107
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