Creative Commons Board Chair Esther Wojcicki and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center‘s Michael Levine have an interesting piece up at Huffington Post looking at the potential of technology to help improve early literacy instruction and outcomes. Conversations about using technology to improve productivity in education tend to focus on older students–virtual high schools and so forth–but there are some really interesting technology* applications going on in the early literacy arena. I’m personally particularly interested in the potential of technology to help home-based child care providers–a group that’s often overlooked in early childhood policy debates even though they care for a lot of children, including some of the most disadvantaged children–improve the quality of early literacy and cognitive supports they provide youngsters in their care.
*disc: Bellwether Education Partners works with Wireless Generation.
–guestblogger Sara Mead