"Nature/Outdoor Time vs Tech- Why not Both?" discussion...


Currently, there is a discussion on the topic Nature/Outdoor time vs Technology-Why not Both?  https://hello.naeyc.org/discussion/nature-studyoutdoor-time-vs-technologywhy-not-both-1 in the National Association for the Education of Young Children HELLO discussion forum (over 58,000 NAEYC members have access to these conversations.) 

Young children using technology instead of spending time outdoors/appreciating nature is a concern for many early educators/families, which is why Donna Karno, a member of the NAEYC Technology and Young Children Interest forum, (and others involved in the group) decided to start a conversation on this topic.

If you have written a blog post/web-based resource about using tech tools with young children to inspire nature study/outdoor time, please let me know (Have appreciated/shared blog posts from Marc Faulder's Enabling Environments blog on this topic).

And/or if you are an NAEYC member (entry/digital level starts at $30 https://www.naeyc.org/get-involved/membership/benefits) please join in the conversation-another way/place to share your good ideas to benefit young children and families.

Posted on February 06, 2024 in response to bbocm22

Such an important topic. Thanks for the post. If you use the search icon in the upper right of the Forum and type in “Nature” you’ll find a number of stories & resources posted by educators here in the Apple Education Community that give lots of idea and activities that include Nature and the outdoors with technology. Hope this helps.

Posted on February 09, 2024 in response to cherylD

I went down the rabbit hole on a 'Nature' search in the forum and there are so many helpful resources to bringing the 'classroom' outside!

The first four that popped up are great for living things and a nature scavenger hunt: Word Art Scavenger Hunt Sounds in Nature and a Nature Walk...

Posted on February 15, 2024 in response to bbocm22

I found another resource based on a scavenger hunt (Karen Irwin who created this has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of teaching and learning!) Is this what you are looking for?

Question: "Nature/Outdoor Time vs Tech- Why not Both?" discussion...

Maximum file size: 400MB

Insert a video

Insert an image

Insert an image

125: 125
220: 220

This action can’t be undone.

Error Message

Are you sure you want to continue? Your changes will not be saved.

This post contains content from YouTube.

If you choose to view this content, YouTube may collect and process certain personal data. You can view YouTube’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy" target="_blank">privacy policy here<span class="a11y">(opens in new window)</span>.</a>

This post contains content from YouTube.

You’ve rejected content from YouTube. Tap the button below to change your consent.