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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.

Meeting All Their Needs : Tablets and Diverse Learners
Meeting All Their Needs: Tablets and Diverse Learners
Dane Marco Di Cesare Tara Kaczorowski Andrew I. Hashey
Abstract

While children are immersed in a world filled with a vast array of mobile technologies outside of schools, the use of technology within schools continues to be the subject of considerable debate. Struggling learners, including those with exceptionalities, stand to experience considerable advantages by using mobile technologies across various learning contexts. Highlighting current scholarship within the broader context of technology-infused learning, this chapter explores how educators might begin to conceptualize the integration of mobile technologies into their instruction through the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. We ...

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