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British Journal of Educational Technology

September 2018 Volume 49, Number 5


Carina Girvan; Sara Hennessy; Manolis Mavrikis; Sara Price; Niall Winters

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 12

  1. Young children, digital media and smart toys: How perceptions shape adoption and domestication

    Rita Brito, Patrícia Dias & Gabriela Oliveira

    Contemporary homes are filled with digital technologies, and children are exposed to them almost since birth, initiating their first digital experiences at very early ages (Chaudron et al., ... More

    pp. 807-820

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  2. Detailing the digital experience: Parent reports of children's media use in the home learning environment

    Brittany Huber, Kate Highfield & Jordy Kaufman

    Screen media occupy an increasing role in young children's play and learning environments. This paper advances the current discussion of the changing digital lives of children, with new insights of... More

    pp. 821-833

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  3. Percolating spaces: Creative ways of using digital technologies to connect young children's school and home lives

    Julia Gillen & Natalia Kucirkova

    Contemporary research suggests there are many missed opportunities for home and school to work together to define and promote effective practices with digital technologies, especially in early... More

    pp. 834-846

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  4. A pedagogy of multiliteracies: Young children and multimodal learning with tablets

    Nicola J. Yelland

    The data reported in this paper are part of a larger case study with children from 2 to 12 years of age, that took place over 4 years. The data reported here pertains to children in the age range 4... More

    pp. 847-858

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  5. Writing and iPads in the early years: Perspectives from within the classroom

    Jill Dunn & Tony Sweeney

    Writing is a complex and effortful activity and recent surveys indicate that fewer children are enjoying writing or engaging in writing outside of school. Yet compositional writing is a part of the... More

    pp. 859-869

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  6. Play and creativity in young children's use of apps

    Jackie Marsh, Lydia Plowman, Dylan Yamada‐Rice, Julia Bishop, Jamal Lahmar & Fiona Scott

    This study is the first to systematically investigate the extent to which apps for children aged 0–5 foster play and creativity. There is growing evidence of children's use of tablets, but limited ... More

    pp. 870-882

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  7. Early childhood educators’ attitudes and beliefs around the use of touchscreen technologies by children under three years of age

    Maria Hatzigianni & Ioannis Kalaitzidis

    This paper reports on an Australian study around early childhood educators’ attitudes and beliefs on the use of touchscreen technologies by very young children, under three years of age. The study ... More

    pp. 883-895

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  8. Supporting young children as digital citizens: The importance of shared understandings of technology to support integration in play-based learning

    Kelly Johnston, Kate Highfield & Fay Hadley

    The ubiquity of technology in contemporary society positions it as a significant cultural tool in children’s lives. Definitions, conceptualisations and understandings of the relevance of technology... More

    pp. 896-910

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  9. Humanoid robots supporting children’s learning in an early childhood setting

    Helen Crompton, Kristen Gregory & Diane Burke

    This qualitative study explored the affordances provided by the integration of the NAO humanoid robot in three preschool classrooms. Using the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework as a lens... More

    pp. 911-927

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  10. Using tablets in free play: The implementation of the digital play framework in Greece

    Maria Hatzigianni, Athanasios Gregoriadis, Ioanna Karagiorgou & Sofia Chatzigeorgiadou

    The use of tablets in a Greek kindergarten class (16 children aged 4–5) under the digital play framework (Bird & Edwards, 2015) is explored in this study. The Vygotskian framework was adapted with ... More

    pp. 928-942

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  11. Digital animation: New conditions for children's development in play-based setting

    Marilyn Fleer

    There is increasing recognition of digital childhoods [Danby, S., Fleer, M., Davidson, C., & Hatzigianni, M. (Eds.). (2018). Digital childhood. Amsterdam: Springer] and a corresponding body of... More

    pp. 943-958

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  12. Situated collaboration and problem solving in young children's digital gameplay

    Susan Danby, Ann‐Carita Evaldsson, Helen Melander & Pål Aarsand

    Collaboration is an important aspect of social activity associated with young children's digital gameplay. Children organise their participation as they communicate with and support one another,... More

    pp. 959-972

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