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For this Performance Task, you will create a website for families of young children from birth through third grade that provides guidance and practical activities on how technology can support early literacy in young children.
Submission Length: One website with six required sections of 1-8 paragraph in length
Professional Skills: Inquiry and Analysis and Engaging Multiple Social and Cultural Perspectives are assessed in this Competency.
Before submitting your Assessment, carefully review the rubric. This is the same rubric the assessor will use to evaluate your submission and it provides detailed criteria describing how to achieve or master the Competency. Many students find that understanding the requirements of the Assessment and the rubric criteria help them direct their focus and use their time most productively.
Access the following to complete this Assessment:
Guidelines and Resources for Building Your Technology, Early Literacy, and Young Children Website for Families
Creating a Family-Friendly Early Literacy Website
The early learning center where you teach is holding a family meeting to talk about using technology to promote early literacy. In advance of the meeting, your director asks for suggestions of different ways to provide ongoing support to families. You enthusiastically suggest creating a family-friendly website with the theme of “Technology, Early Literacy & Young Children” that can be unveiled at the meeting. Your director and fellow staff members are equally enthusiastic so you volunteer to create the initial website. Together you decide to include relevant research findings, including benefits and cautions in using technology with young children; guidelines for screen time, devices, and media; recommended ideas and activities for using technology to foster early literacy development; and recommended guidelines and apps for early literacy learning. To make the website a go-to for all families in your early learning center, you decide to provide content that addresses children throughout the early childhood years, from birth through third grade.
To complete this Assessment:
Build Your Website Using New Google Sites
Follow the Guidelines and Resources for Building Your Technology, Early Literacy & Young Children Website for Families document for tips and reminders.
Access the resource links provided in the document for specific guidance.
Write the Required Content for Your Technology, Early Literacy & Young Children Website
Complete the following six required sections of the website:
Section 1: Welcome Statement
Write a brief welcome statement that explains
The purpose of the website; and
How early childhood professionals can support families of young children in understanding connections between technology and early literacy development.
(Required: 1 paragraph)
Section 2: In Brief: What Research Says
Analyze research on technology and young children, with an emphasis on how technology can impact early literacy development, for research findings of particular relevance to families of young children; then
Briefly explain five points from research on using technology with young children to foster early literacy.
Cite your sources.
(Required: 2–3 sentences for each research point)
Section 3: Keep in Mind …
Analyze research on technology and young children for benefits and cautions of particular relevance to families of young children; then
Explain at least one benefit and one caution for families to keep in mind about using technology to support early literacy development.
Cite your sources.
(Required: 2–3 sentences for each benefit/caution)
Section 4: Technology: How Much? What Kind? Guidelines by Age
Analyze research and other expert views on recommended “screen” time and recommended types of devices and media appropriate for young children by age that would be relevant to families of young children; then
Explain recommended guidelines for screen time, devices, and media appropriate for each group of young children:
Cite your sources.
(Required: 2–3 sentences each per age)
Section 5: Technology & Literacy Development: Age-Appropriate Ideas for Children & Families
Analyze developmentally appropriate practices, strategies, and activities for using technology to foster early literacy development to identify recommended approaches for families to replicate at home; then
Explain two developmentally appropriate ideas or activities for using technology at home to support early literacy development in each of the following age groups:
Infants and toddlers
(Required: 1 paragraph for each idea; 2 paragraphs per age group)
Section 6: Great Apps for Young Children
Explain four guidelines for selecting developmentally appropriate apps for young children (Required: 1–2 sentences per guideline); and
Recommend three apps that focus on early literacy, and explain how each can be used to promote early literacy and for what ages. (Required: 2–3 sentences per app)
Submit 1 file (EL3006_ firstinitial_lastname) that contains:
The URL for your website, and
The text as it appears on your website in a Microsoft Word document. Make sure to include all six sections:
In Brief: What Research Says
Keep in Mind
Technology: Guidelines by Age
Technology and Literacy Development: Age-Appropriate Ideas
Great Apps for Young Children