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"Put your finger on your nose if you are proud of your technology!" Technology in the new entrant classroom

Louise Milne

Teaching technology to very young students is achievable and is a valuable addition to their work in the classroom. There are teacher strategies and techniques that enable students to work in a more flexible and independent manner, unconstrained by limited reading and writing skills. A clear teaching focus limited to teaching a narrow range of design components appropriate to the age group makes the learning of 5-year-old students into a worthwhile, imaginatively challenging activity that easily meets the expectations of the curriculum.

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