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Materials & Resources for an Early Childhood Classroom

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  • 0:04 Selecting Resources
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  • 3:16 Technology in the Classroom
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Instructor: Nate Sullivan

Nate Sullivan holds a M.A. in History and a M.Ed. He is an adjunct history professor, middle school history teacher, and freelance writer.

In this lesson, we'll learn about providing useful and appropriate resources to students in an early childhood classroom. We'll identify the types of resources that can be beneficial, and we'll see how they can be used to enhance learning for all students.

Selecting Resources

Imagine you're a first grade teacher at an elementary school. The school has outdated and minimal resources. You feel the students in your classroom are being deprived of essential resources that will help them get the best education possible. You discuss this with the principal, and to your surprise, you are given a budget and the task of selecting new resources for your school. It is up to you to research and purchase the best materials, resources, and technologies that will meet the needs of all students - including those with exceptionalities.

Popular resources include books, art supplies, puzzles, games, technological devices, etc. As you begin your quest for updated resources for the elementary school, you feel overwhelmed and bombarded with options and realize the importance of sticking to your budget. How will you decide what to get? What will be effective, but is also realistic and within budget? Let's dig deeper and learn about resources and materials that can enhance learning in childhood classrooms.

Resources for All Learning Styles

It's important to remember that all students learn differently. Kinesthetic learners learn by doing or by engaging in activities. Auditory learners learn through hearing, while visual learners learn through seeing. Most people are a blend of these learning styles. It's important to select resources that will benefit students of all learning styles. This might mean selecting blocks or educational toys with kinesthetic learners in mind; music resources with auditory learners in mind; and DVDs or maps for visual learners. Educational videos are tremendous resources that most students enjoy. Just be careful not to over-do it and rely on these too much. Remember, you want to diversify the types of resources you are using.

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