Children, Technology, and the Evolution of      Education                        image: pdekker2 - stock.xchng
Technology has become more and more accessible to younger age groups within thepast five years, especially since the releas...
When the Apple App Store was launched in July 2008,     the face of the smartphone was changed...image: evan-amos         ...
...The Appstore launched with 500 Apps, there arecurrently over 350 000 Apps available for download.    Apple has sold ove...
source: Gartner, Inc                                     image: alemjusic - stock.xchng                       In today’s m...
It’s also not surprising that according to a survey done in the U.S. by BabyCenter, 64% more mothers have adopted the use ...
So, what does this mean for the      next generation?                         image: Chemtec - stock.xchng
Just as the number of Apps currently available for download is growing, the number of Apps directed totoddlers and young c...
image: nicephoto - stock.xchng                                   Not only are smartphones and                             ...
Desktops and laptops don’t seem to come as       naturally to toddlers as the touch-     screen technology; it takes much ...
Elementary school teachers are even                       beginning to use tablets in the                    classroom as ...
Children are beginning their digital         education as early as 18 months. old.image: qoomomyuko -                     ...
source: Free Press - The Touch Generation   image: diesel_sto - stock.xchng        In this sense, we are now breeding a   ...
image: ryencx - stock.xchng          This could lead to many positive outcomes: the             next generation would be a...
It could then also lead to an increasein paper-free options, leading to a  more environmentally friendly            world ...
image: theo1krie - stock.xchng But the fact that children are starting to use technology at an earlier age can also cause ...
Many parents use technology as “electronic              babysitters”; it is easy to sit your child             down in fro...
We need to be careful with how we raise our childrenaround technology. They can easily become addicted to   it at a very y...
With today’s child obesity rate in Canada already             frighteningly high at 26% of children ages 2-17, it is      ...
In order to achieve this, we must set apositive example for our children, andpractice what we preach. After-all,actions sp...
As they are already so far ahead in their digitaleducation, it will be interesting to see how their useof technology at su...
What do you think the future holds for these tech-savvy          toddlers?                          image: dspruitt -     ...
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    1. 1. Children, Technology, and the Evolution of Education image: pdekker2 - stock.xchng
    2. 2. Technology has become more and more accessible to younger age groups within thepast five years, especially since the release of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad image: cienpies - stock.xchng
    3. 3. When the Apple App Store was launched in July 2008, the face of the smartphone was changed...image: evan-amos source: SybaseInc - The Growth of Mobile; youtube.com
    4. 4. ...The Appstore launched with 500 Apps, there arecurrently over 350 000 Apps available for download. Apple has sold over 10 billion Apps, as of January 2011.image: raichinger - stock.xchng source: App Store - wikipedia
    5. 5. source: Gartner, Inc image: alemjusic - stock.xchng In today’s modern world where there’s literally an App for everything you could want or need, it’s no wonder that 23.6% of mobile communication devices sold from January-March of 2011 have been smartphones; that’s an 85% year-on-year increase.
    6. 6. It’s also not surprising that according to a survey done in the U.S. by BabyCenter, 64% more mothers have adopted the use of smartphones, with over half of them stating that it was a direct result of becoming a mother.source: BabyCenter image: bonvivant
    7. 7. So, what does this mean for the next generation? image: Chemtec - stock.xchng
    8. 8. Just as the number of Apps currently available for download is growing, the number of Apps directed totoddlers and young children are growing as well. image: dtiriba - stock.xchng
    9. 9. image: nicephoto - stock.xchng Not only are smartphones and tablets being used by adults and teenagers, but they are now being used as educational tools for young children.
    10. 10. Desktops and laptops don’t seem to come as naturally to toddlers as the touch- screen technology; it takes much more advanced hand-eye co-ordination to achievethe motor skills needed to handle a mouse and keyboard. image: ante3 - stock.xchng source: Toronto Star - iPhone apps a hit with preschoolers
    11. 11. Elementary school teachers are even beginning to use tablets in the classroom as a learning tool. It has been proven useful by teachers with developmentally disabled students as well.source: Toronto Star - iPhone apps a hit with preschoolers image: mazwebs - stock.xchng
    12. 12. Children are beginning their digital education as early as 18 months. old.image: qoomomyuko - source: Karen Thorne-Stone, Ontario Media Development Corporation
    13. 13. source: Free Press - The Touch Generation image: diesel_sto - stock.xchng In this sense, we are now breeding a generation of true Digital Natives.
    14. 14. image: ryencx - stock.xchng This could lead to many positive outcomes: the next generation would be almost entirely fluent with digital media (if we aren’t already), which would then lead to the development of superior technology for the future.
    15. 15. It could then also lead to an increasein paper-free options, leading to a more environmentally friendly world overall. image: peej0e - stock.xchng
    16. 16. image: theo1krie - stock.xchng But the fact that children are starting to use technology at an earlier age can also cause negative outcomes.
    17. 17. Many parents use technology as “electronic babysitters”; it is easy to sit your child down in front of a piece of technology that will occupy their attention.source: Elaine M. Doxie, helium.com image: robdav - stock.xchng
    18. 18. We need to be careful with how we raise our childrenaround technology. They can easily become addicted to it at a very young age if there are no boundaries or restrictions given. This can lead to a sedentary lifestyle, and eventually childhood obesity. image: dspruitt - stock.xchng
    19. 19. With today’s child obesity rate in Canada already frighteningly high at 26% of children ages 2-17, it is important to limit childrens’ screen time to 2 hours or less a day. While technology advances, we must still keep our health as our first priority, and pass this message on to future generations.source: Childhood Obesity Foundation image: morrices - stock.xchng
    20. 20. In order to achieve this, we must set apositive example for our children, andpractice what we preach. After-all,actions speak much louder than words. image: MeiTeng - stock.xchng
    21. 21. As they are already so far ahead in their digitaleducation, it will be interesting to see how their useof technology at such a young age will affect this newgeneration of digital natives and their everyday lives. image: marcello99 - stock.xchng
    22. 22. What do you think the future holds for these tech-savvy toddlers? image: dspruitt - stock.xchng
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