Supporting Ict In The Early Years

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Oct 1, 2003 - Education - 136 pages
This book helps readers understand how very young children (from birth to six) develop an early awareness, and subsequently develop their knowledge, skills and understandings of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

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Series editors preface
Chapter 1 An integrated approach to ict education
Chapter 2 ICT in the home the local environment and early years education
Chapter 3 Responding to the differing needs of children
Chapter 4 Programmable toys and control technology
Chapter 5 Interactive stories simulated environments and adventure games
Chapter 6 Creativity communication and the computer
The way forward
Technology and young Children Ages 3 through 8
Appendix B Ergonomics
Appendix C Source of resources
Appendix D Where to find out more
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John Siraj-Blatchford is a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and an Associate Director of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research programme. He has extensive experience in teaching, and in researching science and technology education. He is the author of numerous academic papers and articles, and several books. His current research includes a European evaluation of the IBM KidSmart early childhood initiative, and the study of the CT training needs of early years practitioners in five countries.

David Whitebread is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Developmental Psychology and Early Years Education at the University of Cambridge. Prior to this he taught in primary schools for 14 years. He is currently involved in research projects concerned with Nurture Groups, effective pedagogy in the Early Years and the development of children's independent learning at the Foundation Stage.

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