Today’s children are living ‘technologised childhoods’. Digital devices permeate their everyday lives.
It’s paramount, as parents and educators, that we teach young children how to form healthy and helpful technology habits, as they’ll inherit a digital world. The Hi-Tech Elephant program empowers young children to be confident and healthy technology users.
There’s a growing corpus of research that confirms that the intentional and developmentally-appropriate use of technology can actually support (not stifle) young children’s learning and development.
The Hi-Tech Elephant program purposefully and appropriately integrates technology into children’s learning experiences. Technological tools compliment and support the hands-on, play-based, social experiences that children experience at The Green Elephant.
Technology is NOT used to substitute or supersede these vital experiences.
Educators at The Green Elephant are armed with the latest research about the educational potential of digital technologies through tailored and on-going professional learning with Dr Goodwin. Educators are empowered to select the best technologies to optimise children’s learning and development (and also mitigate any potential harmful effects).
Educators select from a range of digital devices, including iPads, computers and digital cameras to support young children’s learning. Digital devices are also utilised by educators to capture and share your child’s individualused learning journey with you.