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Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center

Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center
We are always looking for the magic bullet, something that will solve all our problems. And, today this magic bullet for education is technology. It will solve all our problems! It will increase academic skills, reduce dropout rates, eliminate the racial divide in academic performance, and increase SAT scores. And it will make the lives of teachers easier. Well, it may not accomplish all of these goals, but educational technology does have a place in early childhood. Are Computers Developmentally Appropriate? To evaluate whether computers are developmentally appropriate for children over age three, we need to determine the developmental needs of these children. Howard Gardner has shown that young children exhibit a diversity of learning styles, and that the optimum way for many children to learn is not the traditional teacher-directed, verbal approach (, 1987). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. This approach cannot be implemented with only one computer in the classroom. ReferencesElkind, D. (1998). Related:  gracepepicelli

Teaching in High Heels Grappling with the digital divide Research has a habit of turning up surprising or controversial findings, and none more so than this: Britain's universities are populated with illiterates. Academics at De Montfort University are researching the nature and impact of a new kind of literacy: the sharp end of modern communication known as "transliteracy". The term describes the ability to read, write and interact on a range of platforms. Think of the media's teenage stereotype, a young girl watching Hollyoaks on television while simultaneously discussing its plotlines on the social networking site Facebook, listening to music on MySpace and texting her friend to discuss home study. The term "transliteracy" was coined by Alan Liu, a professor in the English department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose research on the subject is being carried out across University of California campuses. "I think there is probably a gap of knowledge... "We're in the transitional stage here. Melville agrees.

Australia: Average 6.4 screens per home March 29, 2017 The Q4 (October-December) 2016 Australian Multi-Screen Report – from Regional TAM, OzTAM and Nielsen – continues to document how growing content, platform and screen choices have caused a gradual shift in the way consumers apportion their viewing across devices. Australians are voracious consumers of broadcast TV and other video, and as of Q4 2016 had a dizzying array of options by which to do so. While there is much discussion about television’s place in today’s screen mix, several trends are clear: More screens. On average Australians watch 2 hours and 39 minutes (2:39) of broadcast TV each day, or 81:18 per month. The TV set is not just for TV any more. This means 28 per cent of the time people now spend with their TV sets goes to something other than watching live TV or playing back broadcast TV channel content within 28 days – and partially explains why Australians on average now watch 31 fewer minutes of live and playback TV per day than they did in Q4 2010.

The Wise Owl Factory Some words sound the same, but are spelled differently and have very different meanings. Using the wrong word is easy to do, but it is just as easy to use them correctly if you study a few at a time. The following words are frequently confused and used incorrectly: Their: belongs to them Example: I found their house by using Google Maps. There: location (Replace it with the similar word “where.”) Example: We will be going there today. Loose: (rhymes with moose) not close together – free Example: Baby’s front tooth is loose. Lose: to suffer loss Example: Our team is going to lose tonight. Hear: to receive sound through the ears Example: I hope to hear him sing tonight. Here: this place Example: Let’s stop here and rest. Passed: verb, past tense of pass Example: Father passed me the potatoes. Past: noun, preposition, or adjective Example: I wonder if he had a troubled past. Example: Her past experience is valuable. Example: The plane flew past the buildings. Peace: the opposite of war

Using technology in service delivery to families, children and young people - Technology use in Australia Internet connectivity has increased rapidly over recent years in Australia, particularly for young people. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS; 2012) reported that in 2010–11, 79% of Australians aged 15 years and older (including 96% of 18–24 year olds) had accessed the Internet in the previous twelve months. A recent national survey by Sensis and Australian interactive Media Industry Association (2012) reported that 98% of respondents had Internet access and 52% of those who had access used the Internet daily. The same study reported that access was almost universal for both regional and metropolitan locations across Australia, apart from Tasmania, where access was only slightly lower (94%). A concurrent rapid increase in Internet access via mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has increased users’ access to Internet services from any location at any time. Box 2: Just because we can use social networking sites, should we?

Miss Kindergarten Screen Time Still an Australian Pastime – Nielsen The latest figures from the Australian Video Viewing Report from Regional TAM, OzTAM and Nielsen show the average Australian home now has 6.6 screens in which to consume video content. These screens include multiple devices such as internet-capable TVs, tablets, smartphones, and high definition (HD) TV sets. More devices in homes and extensive content choice encourage the cross-screen ‘spreading’ and is changing viewing patterns. The ‘spreading’ that arises from cross-platform and multi-screen activity has impacted the amount of time people spend watching ‘traditional’ TV, which is particularly apparent in the evenings and in live viewing. However, broadcast TV watched on in-home TV sets still accounts for most video viewing. The report found 19.64 million Australians (82.6% of the population in people metered markets) watched broadcast TV (free-to-air and subscription channels) on in-home TV sets each week in Q4 2017. Furthermore, Australians in all age groups continue to watch TV.

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Erica's Ed-Ventures Enhancing children’s learning through media and technology That being said, this brings up a lot of questions. Are electronic storybooks actually helping children learn new vocabulary? Do children remember and learn from the lessons shown on Sesame Street? Are apps that are labelled as “educational” actually helping children to learn? A recent report in 2017 surveyed approximately 1400 parents living in the US to determine the patterns of media use among children between 0 and 8 years. “Certain media and technologies have been found to enhance children’s learning and development only if they are used appropriately and made with the proper content.” Certain media and technologies have been found to enhance children’s learning and development only if they are used appropriately and made with the proper content. How can we increase the communication between scholars and content creators? One way is to increase awareness about the research being done in this area. While this sounds promising, it only solves part of the problem.

A Place Called Kindergarten How A Child Develops - Develop Skills What is child development? Child development is a process every child goes through. This process involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping, and tying shoes. Children learn these skills, called developmental milestones, during predictable time periods. Children develop skills in five main areas of development: Cognitive Development This is the child's ability to learn and solve problems. What is a developmental milestone? Milestones develop in a sequential fashion. To find out more information about age-appropriate developmental milestones click on a specific age below. What are typical milestones, or skills, children learn at different ages? The brain grows very rapidly during the first several years of life. Because children usually acquire developmental milestones or skills during a specific time frame or "window", we can predict when most children will learn different skills. Childhood Development: Give your child lots of love and attention.