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ICT in the Early Years. This assignment will point out the significance of ICT and Multimedia in early years settings, and how ICT can support childrens learning. I will also be analysing and evaluating the included project,
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ICT is a tool for learning. ICT (Information and Communication Technology) includes all current technologies in the world around young children today; it is therefore not just about computer use but includes everyday technologies such as answer phones and washing machines, programmable toys and remote controls as well as other technological tools such as digital cameras, laminators and scanners. ICT involves the manipulation, interpretation, and creation of work, images, data and equipment electronically.
Multimedia is part of ICT and can be seen as a "Presentation and Communication tool" that combines at least 2 different media , for example sound and text on a computer programme. This assignment will point out the significance of ICT and Multimedia in early years settings, and how ICT can support children's learning. I will also be analysing and evaluating the included project, looking at the effectiveness and limitations of it. ( V. Lachs, 2000)
ICT can enhance children's learning when it is embedded in existing sound teaching practices. The role of the teacher is central in providing appropriate and stimulating activities and resources using ICT. By creating opportunities to investigate, try/trial and experience technology in the classroom and outdoor environment children will
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