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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.

Be the ‘I’ in iPad : iPads and the Children Who Love Them
Be the ‘I’ in iPad: iPads and the Children Who Love Them
Jennifer Rowsell

This chapter tells the story of objects first, followed closely by the stories of children who love them. I have purposefully positioned the child to follow the object in both the title and opening sentence to make a point about epistemic shifts that have happened before our eyes and our impoverished policies and pedagogies that continue to constrain the potential of digital modes (Rowsell, Colquhoun & Maues, in press). The privileging of objects relates to the salient role of technologies and devices that occupy our time and attention. The focus on children derives from ...

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