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Screen Time in Early Childhood Contexts: Considerations, Controversies and Conversation PROCEEDINGS

, , , Arkansas State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The primary focus of this session is to review current research on the interaction of digital technology and young children, and then engage in a discussion about some areas of concern in considering screen time via digital technology with young children. Considerable controversy exists in terms of using digital technologies with young children, especially those preschool and younger. A major issue to be posed will be the controversy over what is meant by “screen time” and how tablets and mobile technology may have changed what “screen time” is for young children. This discussion will include how to involve early childhood educators in considerations about technology and what professional development needs they may have.

Citation

Grymes, J., Williams, D. & Henley, J. (2014). Screen Time in Early Childhood Contexts: Considerations, Controversies and Conversation. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1891-1892). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 20, 2017 from .

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