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Tim Seldin – Reflections on computers and children

Tim Seldin – Reflections on computers and children

everal months ago, my colleague and friend, Mark Powell, sent me an email asking if I would share my thoughts on computers and other digital technology with children. Mark reached out to several of us, gathering insight and reflection as he prepared an article that was eventually entitled  Modernizing Montessori: Using Digital Technology to Engage […]

Using Technology to Adapt to Enforced Quarantine

Using Technology to Adapt to Enforced Quarantine

e are entering uncharted territory with the imminent possibility of wide-scale school closures. During this time, it will be more important than ever that the Montessori community fall back on a forward-looking propensity that goes back to Dr. Montessori herself. Even while it was still an emerging technology, Montessori had produced a “moving picture” about […]

Montessori Education in a Time of  Physical Distancing

Montessori Education in a Time of Physical Distancing

Is the Use of Digital Technology Appropriate in the Context of Montessori Philosophy? Maria Montessori, in an address in 1936 entitled “For Peace,” (2007) discussed how the technologies of her day had brought humankind together and had created a single “great nation” (pp. 24-26): By becoming a single nation, we have finally realized the unconscious […]

STEM and Montessori

STEM and Montessori

Do you ever question or are asked, “How do STEM and Montessori overlap?” or “Should I choose a STEM or Montessori school for my child?” We’ll take a look at how Montessori incorporates STEM philosophy, and what you can do next.

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Screening Out: Bringing Children Back from Virtual Worlds

Introduction Another great article—thanks to Community Playthings! Often in Montessori schools, parents ask, “Why don’t you have computers or other technology in the early childhood classrooms?” or “Why isn’t there more technology in the elementary classrooms?” In this article, the author talks about “white space.” We understand the value of white space. We understand that […]

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Technology and Montessori: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Technology and Montessori: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

t was nearly “a long time ago in a galaxy far away” that Montessori education first came to the world. The year 1907 was, indeed, a fairly long time ago, none of the parents of children in Montessori schools today had been born yet and neither had their grandparents. In 1907 the world was very […]

Why Our Montessori Classrooms Are Computer Free

      omputers have opened up all sorts of educational opportunities in the last twenty years. Any student pursuing research, from first grade through graduate school, needs to have access to the internet, encyclopedias on CD rom, library data bases, and word processing. Most communications in universities and much of that in the professional […]

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