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Mobile Technology for Children by Allison Druin

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Chapter 1. How Mobile Technologies Are Changing the Way Children Learn
Yvonne Rogers
Open University, U.K.
Sara Price
Institute of Education, U.K.
In this chapter we describe how mobile technologies are transforming learning. We start by taking stock of the burgeoning area of mobile learning research and describe both the benefits and challenges of using mobile technologies to support children's learning. We explain what is meant by mobile learning and provide a review of four core developments in the area: physical exercise games, participatory simulations, field trips, and content creation.

Introduction

Children have always loved running around, whether chasing one another through a shopping mall, darting along a beach, or playing hide and seek in ...

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