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Mobile Technology for Children by Allison Druin

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Chapter 12. “It's Mine”
Kids Carrying Their Culture Wherever They Go
Lisa Guernsey
Education, Science, and Technology Journalist, U.S.A.
As a journalist who has written about the intersection of technology and education for more than 12 years, my discussions during the summer of 2008 with 22 Northern Virginia children, ages five to 12, are reflected in this chapter. The children shared with me their ideas about their mobile technologies, which included portable gaming devices, video players, music players, and cell phones. The children discussed the kinds of technologies they used as well as how and why they used what they did with their friends and parents. Issues such as ownership, control, portability, customization, and collaboration emerged ...

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