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Exploring Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technology

Evolving Perspectives and Innovative Approaches, 1st Edition

Edited by Chip Donohue

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176 pages

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Exploring Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technology offers early childhood allies, both in the classroom and out, a cutting-edge overview of the most important topics related to technology and media use in the early years.

In this powerful resource, international experts share their wealth of experience and unpack complex issues into a collection of accessibly written essays. This text is specifically geared towards practitioners looking for actionable information on screen time, cybersafety, makerspaces, coding, computational thinking, STEM, AI, and other core issues related to technology and young children in educational settings. Influential thought leaders draw on their own experiences and perspectives, addressing the big ideas, opportunities and challenges around the use of technology and digital media in early childhood. Each chapter provides applications and inspiration, concluding with essential lessons learned, actionable next steps and a helpful list of recommended further reading and resources.

This book is a must-read for anyone looking to explore what we know – and what we still need to know – about the intersection between young children, technology, and media in the digital age.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction: Powerful Ideas about Young Children and Technology: Thoughts from the Thought Leaders

    1. Media and Marriage: "From this day forward, for better or for worse"
    2. LEWIS BERNSTEIN

    3. Five Things that Haven’t Changed (Much)
    4. DAVID KLEEMAN

    5. Fred Rogers: The Media Mentor We Need to Navigate the Digital Age
    6. CHIP DONOHUE

    7. Smart Phones and Tablets and Kids—Oh My, Oh My
    8. ELLEN WARTELLA

    9. When the technology disappears
    10. LYDIA PLOWMAN

    11. Seeing is Believing: Racial Diversity in Children’s Media
    12. KEVIN A. CLARK

    13. Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs: Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment
    14. SONIA LIVINGSTONE

    15. Child-Centered Design: Integrating Children’s Rights and Ethics into the Heart of the Design Process
    16. SHULI GILUTZ

    17. Digital Play
    18. SUSAN EDWARDS

    19. Coding as Another Language: Why Computer Science in Early Childhood Should Not Be STEM
    20. MARINA UMASCHI BERS

    21. Personalized Education and Technology: How Can We Find an Optimal Balance?
    22. NATALIA KUCIRKOVA

    23. Makerspaces in the Early Years: Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity
    24. JACKIE MARSH

    25. Mobile Media and Parent-Child Interaction
    26. JENNY RADESKY

    27. No Surprise: Families Matter in Digital-based Learning
    28. M. ELENA LOPEZ

    29. A Mission for Media Mentors: Creating Critical Thinkers
    30. LISA GUERNSEY

    31. Digesting the iScreen Decade: What Should Media Makers, Policymakers and Philanthropy Do Next?
    32. MICHAEL H. LEVINE

    33. Childhood 2040 - A Wishlist

    WARREN BUCKLEITNER

Afterword – PastForward: Why We Need Thought Leaders and Media Mentors

CHIP DONOHUE

About the Editor

Chip Donohue, Ph.D., is Founding Director of the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute, where he served as Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education between 2009-2018. He is a Senior Fellow and Advisor of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General