I was super excited to stumble across this website today. There is a lot of information out there on education and technology but when it comes to early childhood and technology in education I would that the field is still in its infancy stage.
The author of this website, Margaret Powers, http://margaret-powers.com/ states that she has created this website “in the hopes of filling a gap in the available resources for educators who are working with young children and interested in using technology to create global learning experiences in their classrooms.”
She defines ” global learning experiences as any classroom activities which expose young children to new ways of thinking about the world, their own and others’ cultures, world languages, communities, and families.”
Coming across this website made me realize the power of what we are doing through this course (and what educators can do) through technology in terms of our own learning. Being able to connect, collaborate, learn and share with like minded professionals despite geographical boundaries and time zones etc is amazing. I think part of my excitement also stems from the fact that this is a relatively new website and blog, and I feel like I can participate in the discussions and be part of the process and a contributor as opposed to being a ‘consumer.’
So if you are an early childhood educators and interested in exploring technology for creating “global experiences” in the classroom, please be sure to go and check this site out and join us as we go forward in this journey.