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Child Development and the Use of Technology

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Child Development and the Use of Technology: Perspectives, Applications and Experiences addresses major issues regarding technology for young children, providing a holistic portrait of technology and early childhood education from the views of practitioners in early childhood education, instructional design technology, special education, and mathematics and science education. Consisting of fifteen chapters developed by multidisciplinary teams, this book includes information, advice and resources from practitioners, professionals and university faculty engaged in early childhood education and instructional design technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Beliefs, Historical Development, Perceptions and Social Cultural Systems that Influence Technology and Teaching Practice in Early Childhood Environments
    1. Chapter 1: Socrates and Descartes Meet the E*Trade Baby
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: CHANGE, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT WEATHER ANYMORE
      3. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: The Epistemology of Young Children
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. Teaching Tips
    3. Chapter 3: Historical Perspectives of the Concept of Child and Technology Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: TECHNOLOGY, DISCOVERIES, AND INTERVENTIONS
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. Teaching Tips and Resources
    4. Chapter 4: iPods, Internet and Apps, Oh My
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RECOMMENDATIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. Teaching Tips and Resources
    5. Chapter 5: Ariel and Buzz Lightyear are Coming to School
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE POP CULTURE WARS
      3. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Technology and Social-Emotional Development in the Early Childhood Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      3. PARENT’S VIEWS OF SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
      4. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      5. INTENTIONAL ACTIVITIES TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL GROWTH USING TECHNOLOGY
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. Teaching Tips and Resources
  9. Section 2: Technology in our Classrooms
    1. Chapter 7: Using Technology in the World of Play
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: PLAY
      3. THEORETICAL SUPPORT FOR PLAY
      4. TECHNOLOGY AND PLAY: MEETING DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. Teacher Tips and Resources
    2. Chapter 8: Supporting Mathematics for Young Children through Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE STATE OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION IN THE USA
      3. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING MATHEMATICS
      4. VIRTUAL MANIPULATIVES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. Teaching Tips and Resources
    3. Chapter 9: Inquiry and Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE NEW EMPHASIS ON SCIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
      3. EXPERIENCES OF REAL TEACHERS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. Teaching Tips and Resources
    4. Chapter 10: Technology for Multi-Tiered Interventions for Reading and Behavior in Early Childhood Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: CHALLENGES
      3. HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP WITH RTI AND SWPBS
      4. RECOMMENDATIONS: EXPERIENCES OF REAL TEACHERS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. Teaching Tips and Resources
    5. Chapter 11: Using Technology in Self and Peer Reflective Assessment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: CHALLENGES
      3. REAL EXPERIENCES WITH TEACHERS
      4. EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. Appendix
      7. Teacher Tips and Resources
  10. Section 3: Supporting Parents with Technology
    1. Chapter 12: Learning, Growing, and Connecting in Sickness and in Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: CONTEMPORARY PARENTING AND TECHNOLOGY
      3. TECHNOLOGY AND PARENTING
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. Teaching Tips and Resources
    2. Chapter 13: A Parent’s Guide to Support Technologies for Preschool Students with Disabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. Teaching Tips and Resources
  11. Section 4: Working the Web
    1. Chapter 14: Internet Safety
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE “iGENERATION”
      3. CYBERBULLYING
      4. FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. Teaching Tips and Resources
    2. Chapter 15: Connecting, Collaborating, and Learning Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL NETWORKING
      4. MULTI-FUNCTION SITES
      5. GAMES AND VIRTUAL WORLDS
      6. INSTRUCTIONAL SITES
      7. SEARCHING
      8. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Index