In encounters with technology, the reaction of many adults is, well, fear.
Believe me, I identify deeply with technology anxiety. Yet even I—light years
from being a comfortable-with-technology twenty-something—do not find this
book intimidating. It is really quite reassuring and friendly, making the use of
each tool accessible. Brian Puerling wisely encourages us to start small, begin-
ning with just one new thing we would like to try. And many of his teaching
ideas are far from high tech, using familiar items like digital cameras or audio-
recorders but in new ways that are well within the comfort zone of the average
For all the reasons I have detailed, I am pleased to contribute this foreword
and to enthusiastically commend this gem of a book to my fellow early child-
hood educators. I believe you will enjoy the adventures in teaching and learn-
ing that it welcomes you to embark on!
Carol Copple, PhD
Early Education Consultant