JTIE 2014, 6(1):4-18 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.001

USING ICT IN EDUCATION OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

Vladimíra SEHNALOVÁ
Department of Informatics and, Computers, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava 30. dubna 22, 701 03 Ostrava

Digital technologies have become a regular part of lives of even preschool children. They can primarily come across them in their families, but they can also play an important role in education. To integrate a computer successfully into preschool education requires suitable engagement of pedagogues who are computer literate and who then become familiar with suitable educational programs and change their existing methods of work. Nursery schools in the Moravian-Silesian region have already been equipped with computers and research has shown that they are used in educating children. The pedagogues could have improved their knowledge and skills by taking part in courses focused on using information technologies in education of preschool children. Information technologies represent another method of children education. They primarily help children develop individually and they can be beneficial when education children with specific educational needs. When using computers, possible risks and negative effects have to be considered as well.

Keywords: preschool education, information technologies, educational program, pedagogical worker

Published: April 1, 2014

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