ED offers guidance on technology use in early learning

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® The Education Department published a policy brief on technology use in early childhood settings for children up to age 8, in which they recommend that adults set limits for young children’s technology use. They also encouraged “diverse” experiences both digital and traditionally, and to foster in-person interactions.

The Policy Brief on Early Learning and Use of Technology, released in October, provides “guiding principles” for early educators and families on appropriate uses of technology, including watching television, playing digital games, using video chats or apps to communicate, or using digital tools to create content. The brief focuses primarily on advice for children ages 2-8. More …

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