Technology & Montessori Young Students

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Technology & Montessori Young Students

Technology & Montessori Young Children

“Dr. Montessori was an innovator who embraced technological change and encouraged us to give the world to the young child.  Her followers still teach to her philosophy, but as new research or changes in society and technology suggest possible innovations to the Montessori curriculum.  Both the Association Montessori International (AMI) and the American Montessori Society (AMS) have published position statements on digital technology. Both statements offer cautious support for the introduction of digital technology into Montessori classrooms while reminding us that digital experiences should not take the place of hands-on real-time activities, especially for younger children.”

www.Modernizing Montessori: Using Digital Technology to Engage Using Digital Technology to Engage Learners in 21st Century Montessori Classrooms.com  by Mark Powell

Technology Kindergarden

“In preschool children, sensory and motor skills, and the neural regions most related to them, are paramount.  By pushing computer use at such a crucial stage for brain development, we are depriving our child’s intelligence of the actual food it needs for optimal growth. Fool’s Gold asserts that children need to learn their way first around the real world – ‘their bodies, their communities, nature – not cyberspace; they need hands-on experience, not simulations and content delivery, however rich in multimedia flourishes.’”

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Do Young Children Need Computers? By: Lori Woellhaf

 

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