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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.
Chapter 9: Using iPads to Empower Young Children as Readers and Writers
Using iPads to Empower Young Children as Readers and Writers
In this chapter, we discuss how early childhood educators can use iPads and their associated applications (apps) to support children’s reading and writing development, enhance their motivation to engage in these activities, and promote their sense of self-confidence and identity as competent readers and writers. Drawing upon examples from our own research studies and personal experiences, we focus the discussion on how iPads can be used to promote integrated authentic reading and writing experiences, support multisensory learning, strengthen early reading and writing skills, enhance children’s access, ...