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Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children : An international perspective.

By: Garvis, Susanne.
Contributor(s): Lemon, Narelle.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (185 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317619802.Subject(s): Child development | Children -- Effect of technological innovations on | Computers and children | Early childhood education -- Computer-assisted instructionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children : An international perspectiveDDC classification: 372.358049 Online resources: Click here to view book
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- List of extracts -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of contributors -- Introduction -- 1 Composing an email: Social interaction in a preschool classroom -- 2 Technology and literacy in the early years: Framing young children's meaning-making with new technologies -- 3 Digital technology and young children's narratives -- 4 Young children's internet cognition -- 5 Young children photographing their learning to share their lived experiences of the learning environment -- 6 Shared curiosity, technology and mathematics: Exploring transitions between two and three dimensions -- 7 "I think it should be a little kind of exciting": A technology-mediated story-making activity in early childhood education -- 8 Multimodal meaning-making for young children: Partnerships through blogging -- 9 Availability and use of personal computers in German kindergartens - preconditions and influences -- 10 iPlay, iLearn, iGrow: Tablet technologies, curriculum, pedagogies and learning in the twenty-first century -- 11 The tablet computer as a mediational means in a preschool art activity -- 12 Beginning the conversations about young children's engagement with technology in contemporary times -- Index.
Summary: Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children explores the possibilities digital technology brings to enhance the learning and developmental needs of young children. Globally, the role of technology is an increasingly important part of everyday life. In many early childhood education frameworks and curricula around the world, there is an expectation that children are developing skills to become effective communicators and are using digital technology to investigate their ideas and represent their thinking. This means that educators throughout the world are expected to actively enhance children's learning in ways that provide learning experiences with technology that are balanced and purposeful to allow the transformation of traditional authentic learning experiences. Digital technologies can be used to explore, manipulate, discover, play and interact with real and imaginative worlds to allow active meaning making. With a wide range of expert contributors, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the current research on technology and young children and the importance of engagement for learning. This approach encourages the reader to rethink the possibilities and potential of digital technologies for learning in the early years, especially in the years before formal schooling when children might be attending early childhood settings. This will be a valuable reference for anyone looking for an international perspective on digital technology and young children, and is particularly aimed at current and future teachers.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- List of extracts -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of contributors -- Introduction -- 1 Composing an email: Social interaction in a preschool classroom -- 2 Technology and literacy in the early years: Framing young children's meaning-making with new technologies -- 3 Digital technology and young children's narratives -- 4 Young children's internet cognition -- 5 Young children photographing their learning to share their lived experiences of the learning environment -- 6 Shared curiosity, technology and mathematics: Exploring transitions between two and three dimensions -- 7 "I think it should be a little kind of exciting": A technology-mediated story-making activity in early childhood education -- 8 Multimodal meaning-making for young children: Partnerships through blogging -- 9 Availability and use of personal computers in German kindergartens - preconditions and influences -- 10 iPlay, iLearn, iGrow: Tablet technologies, curriculum, pedagogies and learning in the twenty-first century -- 11 The tablet computer as a mediational means in a preschool art activity -- 12 Beginning the conversations about young children's engagement with technology in contemporary times -- Index.

Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children explores the possibilities digital technology brings to enhance the learning and developmental needs of young children. Globally, the role of technology is an increasingly important part of everyday life. In many early childhood education frameworks and curricula around the world, there is an expectation that children are developing skills to become effective communicators and are using digital technology to investigate their ideas and represent their thinking. This means that educators throughout the world are expected to actively enhance children's learning in ways that provide learning experiences with technology that are balanced and purposeful to allow the transformation of traditional authentic learning experiences. Digital technologies can be used to explore, manipulate, discover, play and interact with real and imaginative worlds to allow active meaning making. With a wide range of expert contributors, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the current research on technology and young children and the importance of engagement for learning. This approach encourages the reader to rethink the possibilities and potential of digital technologies for learning in the early years, especially in the years before formal schooling when children might be attending early childhood settings. This will be a valuable reference for anyone looking for an international perspective on digital technology and young children, and is particularly aimed at current and future teachers.

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<p> Susanne Garvis is a Professor of child and youth studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. </p> <p> Narelle Lemon is a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.</p>

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