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A timely addition to the SAGE Swift Series, Crayons and iPads examines the use of digital technology in the early stages of child development and the way in which learning techniques have evolved in classrooms across the world. Taking the position that tablets provide an accessible learning and instructional tool, Debra Harwood explores how tablets can be used to provoke, ignite, and excite children’s interest in the world around them, arguing that it is through this engagement with technology that new discoveries are made and learning takes place. Guiding readers through research-based insights into children’s thinking, interactions and being, Crayons and iPads offers an important starting point upon which to build play and inquiry-based learning opportunities within early learning programs.

Playful Pedagogic Moves : Digital Devices in the Outdoors
Playful Pedagogic Moves: Digital Devices in the Outdoors
Sherry Rose Kristy Fitzpatrick Candace Mersereau Pam Whitty
Abstract

iPad minis were recently introduced to a group of 4-year-olds at the Children’s Centre, University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton. In this chapter, we explore how the children and their early childhood educators used these mobile devices outdoors in a nearby wooded area that the group adopted as an outdoor learning space. Concerns and complaints about increasing screen time for young children are often countered by a call to be ‘in the outdoors’. Being in the outdoors then is constituted as a time away ...

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