“When used inten@onally and appropriately, technology and interac@ve media are eﬀec@ve tools to support learning and development.” NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center Joint PosiCon Statement (2011)
Literacy Aﬀordances Computer-‐based learning ac@vi@es in language ac@vi@es seemed to induce greater levels of collabora@on and discussions (Dickenson, 1986) The dynamic nature of mul@media seemed to help children to create mental models more eﬀec@vely and improved comprehension (Kamil et al., 2000) Using computer soRware seems to beneﬁt the learning of special popula@ons, such as ESL, learning disabili@es and young children (Kamil et al., 2000) The use of computers in reading and wri@ng seemed to mo@vate children more eﬀec@vely (Kamil et al., 2000) Aﬀordances of EducaConal Technologies
Social Aﬀordances Children are highly mo@vated in computer environments and they enjoy sharing their experiences and strategies with each other (Blanton et al., 2000) Children exhibit a rich versa@lity of social interac@ons at the computer (HeR and Swaminathan, 2002) (Brooker, 2002) found that peers frequently supported each other in the learning process & children beneﬁted from “mutually suppor@ve collabora@on.” The manipula@on of shapes and symbols on screen represents a new form of symbolic play. Children treat digital ar@facts as “concretely” as they do physical play objects (Brooker, 2002) Aﬀordances of EducaConal Technologies
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