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Crayons and iPads

Crayons and iPads
Learning and Teaching of Young Children in the Digital World

First Edition

May 2017 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
A timely addition to the SAGE Swift SeriesCrayons 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.
The Digital World & Play of Young Children - Debra Harwood
Be the ‘I’ in iPad: iPads and the children who love them - Jennifer Rowsell
Playful Pedagogic Moves: Digital Devices in the Outdoors - Sherry Rose, Kristy Fitzpatrick, Candace Mersereau, & Pam Whitty
Digital Inquiry and Socio-Critical Negotiations in Two Early Childhood Classrooms - Kari-Lynn Winters & Leslie Memme
Tablets as invitational spaces - Leslie Memme & Kari-Lynn Winters
‘Let me show you how the iPad works’: Young children as teachers - Debra Harwood & Katelyn Scott
iPads from home to school: Exploring digital divides in early childhood education- Laura Lane
Meeting ALL THEIR NEEDS: Tablets and diverse learners -Dane Marco Di Cesare; Tara Kaczorowski and Andrew Hashey
Using iPads to Empower Young Children as Readers and Writers – Vera E. Woloshyn, Arlene Grierson & Laura Lane
It's an app, app world - Dane Marco Di Cesare
Lingering Thoughts - Debra Harwood

This is a very timely book, which looks at research on the potential and use of iPads in early years education. Harwood explores the evolution of digital technologies in the field of education across the world and explores how tablets, such has iPads, can be used to ignite and excite children's interest. The book builds on research-based insights into 'children's thinking, interaction and being' and offers starting points from which to develop appropriate use of technology in your own setting.

Neil Henty
Early Years Educator

Sample Materials & Chapters

Crayons and iPads - Chapter 1

Debra Harwood

Debra Harwood is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Brock University, Canada.  Her research interests include early childhood curricula and pedagogies; digital learning and teaching; and nature based learning programs.   More About Author

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