Educating the Young Child

Young Children and Families in the Information Age

Applications of Technology in Early Childhood

Editors: Heider, Kelly L., Renck Jalongo, Mary (Eds.)

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  • Presents the most recent theory, research and practice on information and technology literacy in early childhood education
  • Demonstrates the positive effects of information and technology literacy to parents and early childhood educators
  • Cautions parents and early childhood educators about the dangers associated with online play and learning
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This edited book presents the most recent theory, research and practice on information and technology literacy as it relates to the education of young children. Because computers have made it so easy to disseminate information, the amount of available information has grown at an exponential rate, making it impossible for educators to prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers and technology users. Although much has been written about information literacy and technology literacy in secondary education, there is very little published research about these literacies in early childhood education. Recently, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College published a position statement on using technology and interactive media as tools in early childhood programs. This statement recommends more research “to better understand how young children use and learn with technology and interactive media and also to better understand any short- and long-term effects.” Many assume that today’s young children are “digital natives” with a great understanding of technology. However, children may know how to operate digital technology but be unaware of its dangers or its value to extend their abilities. This book argues that information and technology literacy include more than just familiarity with the digital environment. They include using technology safely and ethically to demonstrate creativity and innovation; to communicate and collaborate; to conduct research and use information and to think critically, solve problems and make decisions.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Virtual Worlds: Young Children Using the Internet

    Pages 3-13

    Jones, Ithel, Ed.D (et al.)

  • Supporting Young Children’s Visual Literacy through the Use of E-books

    Pages 15-41

    Barnyak, Natalie Conrad, D.Ed. (et al.)

  • Technology-based Literacies for Young Children: Digital Literacy through Learning to Code

    Pages 43-60

    Kazakoff, Elizabeth R.

  • Teaching with Technology and Interactive Media to Promote Creativity and Arts-based Learning in Young Children

    Pages 61-75

    Laverick, DeAnna M., D.Ed.

  • Opening Young Minds and Hearts: Employing Technology-infused Critical Pedagogy in Hybrid Border Spaces

    Pages 77-99

    Machado, Crystal

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young Children and Families in the Information Age
Book Subtitle
Applications of Technology in Early Childhood
Editors
  • Kelly L. Heider
  • Mary Renck Jalongo
Series Title
Educating the Young Child
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9184-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9184-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9183-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0137-0
Series ISSN
2543-0610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 292
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations
Topics