When working with Early Childhood Student Teachers I often hear that they are spending lots of time looking online for resources. There is SO MUCH OUT THERE, I certainly can see how that happens! My suggestion for them is to start with just 2 “Tried and True” sites and explore them thoroughly. The two that I suggest are The National Association for the Education of Young Children and Family Education. They are extensive and are updated regularly.
I also suggest that they open a Word Doc and write a few notes about their favorite websites including notes and the dates that you researched it. This helps to organize past research and topic areas. Yes, you can BOOKMARK it too, but you’ll soon learn that many of the site names sound alike!
- National Association for the Education of Young Children Expand your knowledge and skills and find classroom activities quickly with these great resources from NAEYC. Check out the quick list of resources for new and classic resource.
- Family Education Great articles, activity ideas, internet tips for teachers (including special needs) can be found at this site. Good parenting articles also.
Once you tackle these two, start to explore some of the other resources from earlier posts. Happy Researching!