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Technologies for Children

Author : Marilyn Fleer
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Technologies for Children presents a comprehensive array of contextual examples for teaching design and technology to children from birth to twelve years. Aligning with the Australian Curriculum - Technologies, this book focuses predominantly on design technologies, with special reference to digital technologies. It provides both theory and practical ideas for teaching infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary children. Each chapter explores a different approach to teaching technologies education, along with elements of planning such as project management, achievement standards and pedagogy. Technologies for Children provides a framework for critiquing these approaches in order to make informed choices about them. Drawing on over 25 years of experience, Marilyn Fleer presents clear approaches that are readily applicable in the classroom, and equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge for teaching design and technology education in Australia.

Mobile Technology for Children

Author : Allison Druin
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Children are one of the largest new user groups of mobile technology -- from phones to micro-laptops to electronic toys. These products are both lauded and criticized, especially when it comes to their role in education and learning. The need has never been greater to understand how these technologies are being designed and to evaluate their impact worldwide. Mobile Technology for Children brings together contributions from leaders in industry, non-profit organizations, and academia to offer practical solutions for the design and the future of mobile technology for children. *First book to present a multitude of voices on the design, technology, and impact of mobile devices for children and learning *Features contributions from leading academics, designers, and policy makers from nine countries, whose affiliations include Sesame Workshop, LeapFrog Enterprises, Intel, the United Nations, and UNICEF *Each contribution and case study is followed by a best practice overview to help readers consider their own research and design and for a quick reference

Children Technology and Culture

Author : Ian Hutchby
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Childhood is increasingly saturated by technology: from television to the Internet, video games to 'video nasties', camcorders to personal computers. Children, Technology and Culture looks at the interplay of children and technology which poses critical questions for how we understand the nature of childhood in late modern society. This collection brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to address the following four aspects of this relationship between children and technology: *children's access to technologies and the implications for social relationships *the structural contexts of children's engagement with technologies with a focus on gender and the family *the situatedness of children's interactions with technological objects *the constitution of children and childhood through the mediations of technology _ This book represents a substantial contribution to contemporary social scientific thinking both about the nature of children and childhood, the social impacts of technologies and the various relationships between the two.

Design and Technology for Children

Author : Marilyn Fleer
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Design and technology education is now an established field of study in primary schools and in many early childhood centres. Authors Marilyn Fleer and Beverley Jane offer the definitive text on this curriculum area. Design and Technology for Children 3e is a comprehensive and innovative account of teaching and research in design and technology education. It gives pre-service and in-service teachers opportunities to reflect upon and further develop their understanding of technology and technological knowledge, and to consider several different approaches in a practical and interactive way. he third edition has been written to reflect current research and practice in design and technology education for Australian children and pre-service teachers.

Assistive Technology for Children and Youth With Disabilities

Author : Mary Ann Marchel
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText. Encompassing home, school and community environments, Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities highlights the vast amount of supports available for children with disabilities from birth to age 21. An informative resource, the text details not only what types of assistive technology exist, but also how to select technology to meet specific students needs and match specific environmental circumstances. Chapters address the broad range of technologies now available, including supports for mobility, positioning, access, academic areas, behavior problems, recreation, and transitioning. Case examples, vignettes and activities provide practical, real-life examples that show how to use assistive technology to improve the independence and participation of students with special needs. 0133399907 / 9780133399905 Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Loose-Leaf Version with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0131135112 / 9780131135116 Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Loose-Leaf Version 0133397920 / 9780133397925 Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Pearson eText -- Access Card

Robots for Kids

Author : Allison Druin
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Within the sphere of children's learning and play, the concept of robot and the application of actual robots are undergoing a dramatic expansion. Here the term "robot" refers to a growing range of interactive devices-including toys, pets, assistants to the disabled, and overtly educational tools-which are being used in ways that are expected to have profound and beneficial effects on how our children develop and grow. Robots for Kids: Exploring New Technologies for Learning opens with contributions from leading designers and researchers, each offering a unique perspective into the challenge of developing robots specifically for children. The second part is devoted to the stories of educators who work with children using these devices, exploring new applications and mapping their impact. Throughout the book, essays by children are included that discuss their first-hand experiences and ideas about robots. This is an engaging, entertaining, and insightful book for a broad audience, including HCI, AI, and robotics researchers in business and academia, new media and consumer product developers, robotics hobbyists, toy designers, teachers, and education researchers. * contributions by leaders in the fields of human-computer interaction and robotics * product development stories told by leading designers and researchers in organizations such as Microsoft, MIT Media Lab, Disney, and Sony * product application stories told by educators who are making robots a central part of kids' learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom * essays by kids-some, users of robotic technology, and others, designers in their own right

The Design of Children s Technology

Author : Allison Druin
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Compiled by a leading authority in the field of children's technology, this book brings together current discussions of how and why new technologies are being designed. It presents innovative methods, techniques, and ideas, making this a unique resource for developers of children's software, hardware, and multimedia products; graphic/human interface designers; and university faculty doing research in the area of children and technology. * Case studies, commercial products, and academic research projects * Overview of present and future trends in computer technologies for children * Design practices from university and industry researchers that can aid readers in developing their own approaches to creating and using computer technologies for children

Technologies for Children Enhanced Edition

Author : Marilyn Fleer
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Growing Up With Technology

Author : Lydia Plowman
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This book explores the role of technology in the lives of three and four-year-old children, considering children’s experiences at home and in preschool settings from the perspectives of parents, practitioners and children.

Digital Technologies and Learning in the Early Years

Author : Lorna Arnott
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iPads, mobile phones, tablets and many other digital devices feature in the lives of children from the moment they are born, but what is the place of these technologies in children’s early years and learning experiences? In the age of the ‘Techno-Tot’ this edited collection focuses on exploring the potential of what children can do with technologies, rather than what technologies can do for children. With chapters written by a range of international authors, this book: offers an evidence-based discussion of children’s experiences with technologies in early years education broadens our understanding of technologies in early years, beyond the typical focus on screen-based media details the child’s ‘story’ with technology offers a range of case studies from the UK, USA, Australia and Europe. Lorna Arnott will be discussing key ideas from Digital Technologies and Learning in the Early Years in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Disabled Children and Digital Technologies

Author : Sue Cranmer
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There is much evidence to show that digital technologies greatly impact children's lives through the use of computers, laptops and mobile devices. Children's uses of digital technologies are, therefore, currently of huge concern to academics, teachers and parents. Disabled Children and Digital Technologies investigates disabled children's learning with digital technologies within the context of inclusive education. Sue Cranmer explores the potential benefits of using digital technologies to support disabled children's learning whilst recognising that these technologies also have the potential to act as a barrier to inclusion. Cranmer provides a critical overview of how digital technologies are being used in contemporary classrooms for learning. The book includes detailed analysis of a recent study carried out with disabled children with visual impairments aged between 13 – 17 years old in mainstream secondary schools. The chapters consider the use of digital technologies in relation to access, engagement, attitudes, and skills, including safety and risk. These perspectives are complemented by interviews with teachers to explore how digital technologies can support disabled children's learning and inclusion in mainstream settings more effectively.

Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author : Silton, Nava R.
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"This book brings together relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research concerning the emerging technologies that benefit individuals living with autism"--

Mobile Technologies in Children s Language and Literacy

Author : Grace Oakley
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This book examines the ways in which mobile technologies may contribute to or disrupt literacy learning in children. Also explored is the impact mobile technologies may have on literacy definitions and practices; student, parent and teacher roles and interactions; power relations in education; and social and material interactions.

Medieval Technologies

Author : Eva Evgeniya
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Time Travel back into the world of Medieval Technologies! Children who are curious and inquisitive will get up close and learn rare and insightful facts about classic science and technology through Nature's Kids Collective Series. In the Medieval Technologies Series, we will cover innocent questions such as why we use phrases such as; Pick up the phone? Dial a number? Tape a TV program? Roll the car window? A Running Engine? Medieval Technologies for Children introduces children who love science and technology to basic concepts of science and sharpens a cognitive instinct to learn to question simple everyday technology. In this Medieval Technologie's for Children book for beginners, kids learn what underlies many current technologies and help's cultivate an intuitive understanding of how the world is so simple yet so complex! Simple, instructive and vivid classical illustrations will capture a child's attention and keep learning fun, awaken an urge to find out more about science and technology and help them get up to speed with the current pace of discoveries. Let your ever curious child join this fantastic science and technology adventure to track several historical technologies of the world, from the majestic steam engine, the aesthetically beautiful Bell Telephone to the now inexistent watermill. This ultimate book features a wide variety of science and technology marvels developed in the last centuries, with excellent illustrations, fascinating facts and the rare anecdotes boiled down to simple easy to understand sentences that children can read and easily remember. It's the ultimate book to help YOUR child begin a path to become an absolute expert on Science and Technology.

Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders

Author : Silton, Nava R.
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The greatest advantage of modern technology is its ability to improve the lives of all. In particular, new technologies have the potential to greatly mitigate cognitive, motor, and social impairments stemming from genetic or environmental factors. Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders raises awareness of disabled children and what can be done to help them grow and develop alongside their peers. Bringing together personal experiences with academic investigation, this book is an essential reference for doctors, pediatricians, pre- and primary school educators, and scientists working to enhance the impact assistive technologies have on the youngest members of society.

Surveillance Futures

Author : Emmeline Taylor
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From birth to adulthood, children now find themselves navigating a network of surveillance devices that attempt to identify, quantify, sort and track their thoughts, movements and actions. This book is the first collection to focus exclusively on technological surveillance and young people. Organised around three key spheres of children’s day-to-day life: schooling, the self and social lives, this book chronicles the increasing surveillance that children, of all ages, are subject to. Numerous surveillance apparatus and tools are examined, including, but not limited to: mobile phones, surveillance cameras, online monitoring, GPS and RFID tracking and big data analytics. In addition to chronicling the steady rise of such surveillance practices, the chapters in this volume identify and problematise the consequences of technological surveillance from a range of multidisciplinary perspectives. Bringing together leading scholars working across diverse fields – including sociology, education, health, criminology, anthropology, philosophy, media and information technology – the collection highlights the significant socio-political and ethical implications of technological surveillance throughout childhood and youth.

Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children

Author : Susanne Garvis
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Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children explores the possibilities digital technology brings to enhance the learning and developmental needs of young children. Globally, the role of technology is an increasingly important part of everyday life. In many early childhood education frameworks and curricula around the world, there is an expectation that children are developing skills to become effective communicators and are using digital technology to investigate their ideas and represent their thinking. This means that educators throughout the world are expected to actively enhance children’s learning in ways that provide learning experiences with technology that are balanced and purposeful to allow the transformation of traditional authentic learning experiences. Digital technologies can be used to explore, manipulate, discover, play and interact with real and imaginative worlds to allow active meaning making. With a wide range of expert contributors, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the current research on technology and young children and the importance of engagement for learning. This approach encourages the reader to rethink the possibilities and potential of digital technologies for learning in the early years, especially in the years before formal schooling when children might be attending early childhood settings. This will be a valuable reference for anyone looking for an international perspective on digital technology and young children, and is particularly aimed at current and future teachers.

Cognitive Technologies for Mathematics Education

Author : Roy D. Pea
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Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Author : Mary Ann Marchel
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities and does not include access to the Pearson eText. To order the Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133399907. Encompassing home, school and community environments, Assistive Technology for Children and Youth with Disabilities highlights the vast amount of supports available for children with disabilities from birth to age 21. An informative resource, the text details not only what types of assistive technology exist, but also how to select technology to meet specific students needs and match specific environmental circumstances. Chapters address the broad range of technologies now available, including supports for mobility, positioning, access, academic areas, behavior problems, recreation, and transitioning. Case examples, vignettes and activities provide practical, real-life examples that show how to use assistive technology to improve the independence and participation of students with special needs.

Methods and Techniques for Involving Children in the Design of New Technology for Children

Author : Jerry Alan Fails
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Children have participated in the design of technologies intended to be used by children with varying degrees of involvement, using diverse methods, and in differing contexts. This participation can be characterized as involving children as users, testers, informants, or design partners. It is only relatively recent that researchers around the world have begun to work more substantively with children to design technologies for children. This monograph synthesizes prior work involving children as informants and design partners, and describes the emergence of participatory design methods and techniques for children. We consider the various roles children have played in the design process, with a focus on those that integrally involve children throughout the process. We summarize and provide a pragmatic foundation for fellow researchers and practitioners to use several methods and techniques for designing technologies with and for children. In this monograph we relate the techniques to the design goals they help fulfill. The monograph concludes with a consideration of working with children in technology design processes as we move into the twenty-first century.