Networking iPads into Preschool Spaces

Dezuanni, Michael L. & Knight, Linda M. (2015) Networking iPads into Preschool Spaces. In Dezuanni, Michael L., Dooley, Karen, Gattenhof, Sandra, & Knight, Linda (Eds.) iPads in the Early Years : Developing Literacy and Creativity. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), London.

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Abstract

This chapter explores preschools as networked spaces into which iPads were introduced, which involved the mediation of complex relationships between children and adults, physical and virtual technology and other materials like toys, play spaces, art materials and books. The chapter aims to explain how these human and non-human ‘actors’ come to coexist and lead to the development of literacy and creativity in specific ways. This approach particularly draws attention to specific challenges faced by the teachers as they negotiated a range of complex demands and obstacles to make the iPads available to the children for play and learning.

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ID Code: 74382
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: iPads, Early years, Literacy, Creativity, Preschools
ISBN: 9781138778580
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2014 04:14
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 02:41

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