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An evolution in children's culture

  1. 1. An Evolution in Children’s Culture<br />By: Alexandra Pappas<br />Image by Flickr<br />
  2. 2. Your child born into a World of...<br />creativity<br />innovation<br />eFFICIENCY<br />convenience<br />mobility<br />technology<br />diversity<br />Image by flickr<br />
  3. 3. In 2011, <br />what defines<br />“Children’s <br />Culture”?<br />Image by flickr<br />
  4. 4. Will you encourage your child to play outside? Many children have become susceptible to playing with the electronic gadgets of today<br />Image by sxc<br />
  5. 5. These electronic gadgets are cultivated by one brand, and each gadget is a toy chest....<br />Image by sxc<br />
  6. 6. ...filled with millions of different toys<br />Image by flickr<br />
  7. 7. The amount of time children between the<br />ages of 6 and 16 spend on the computer<br />has tripled in the past 10 years.<br />Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2009<br />The amount of time children spend on the computer has tripled in the past 10 years<br />Image by Flickr<br />
  8. 8. The percentage of children between the ages of 8 and 18 who own these electronic gadgets has more than doubled<br /> over the past 5 years<br />
  9. 9. Within North America alone, Apple Inc. represents 70.8% of the<br />electronics market, making them a profitable $220 Billion Corporation.<br />Source: The Business Insider, May 2010<br />Image by sxc<br />
  10. 10. ?<br />So what’s the point of all of this? Today, our world is dominated by technology, with <br />as our leader.<br />Image by sxc<br />
  11. 11. A parent must ask them self, “is this<br />beneficialor harmful<br /> to my child?”<br />Image by photogen<br />
  12. 12. There are many benefitsto exposing your children to technology at a young age. <br />“In the past decade research has proved that children who use educational software on computers display greater developmental gains in essential skills than children who do not use a computer regularly”<br />Source: Examiner, George Ottusch, June 2010<br />Image by sxc<br />Image by sxc<br />
  13. 13. Meet the iPad.<br />Image by Flickr<br />
  14. 14. A tablet-like gadget including access tointernet, applications, music andvideo player. <br />Image by Flickr<br />
  15. 15. The touch technology of iPads make it easier for young toddlers to navigate. With this technology children develop hand-eye coordination skills as early as 12 months old as oppose to 3 years old.<br />Source: Children’s Technology Review, 2010<br />Image by flickr<br />
  16. 16. Thousands of educational applications for young children also make the iPad more desirable by parents.<br />A recent study showed that with the daily use of educational applications, a child’s vocabulary can enlarge by as much as 31%in two weeks.<br />Source: Examiner, George Ottusch, June 2010<br />Image by bestkidapps<br />
  17. 17. Publishers such as PBS have developed applications for the iPad as well.<br />“...the PBS KIDS Video for iPad App is specifically designed with kids in mind, with features that are easy to use and content that supports curricular goals. Our content helps build skills to prepare them for success in school and in life” – Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Children’s Media PBS<br />Source: TVNewsCheck, May 2011<br />Image by Flickr<br />
  18. 18. An iPad is the ideal pacifier. It can entertain at any time without the assistance of a parent. With parent-selected applications, an iPad is likely to be more educational than television. <br />Image by Flickr<br />
  19. 19. The iPad has been found to assist autistic children with their abilities <br />to learn. A study was conducted in Toronto where iPads were installed<br />in a classroom with 6 autistic students. Although the results are still being<br />analyzed, they seem to be positive. <br />Source: edexpat, Fraser Smith, August 2010<br />The iPad helps to... <br /><ul><li>Extend short attention spans
  20. 20. Demonstrate understanding
  21. 21. Increase interest </li></ul>Image by sxc<br />
  22. 22. iPads in School?<br />Students’ homework would be compact<br />Paper would be saved, as all assignments and projects <br />An iPad at each desk would allow students sitting at the back of the class to see properly<br />No need to take notes as all of the information would be stored on the iPad<br />Image by sxc<br />
  23. 23. Would iPads take away from a Teacher’s duties?<br />Image by Flickr<br />
  24. 24. The implementation of iPads would diminish the traditional classroom style of books, paper and an instructor.<br />Image by sxc<br />
  25. 25. Universities are experiencing troubles with keeping students interested in the lectures and even attending classes, due to distraction from electronic devices. <br />If these forms of technology are exposed to children during their childhood, how will this problem ever be solved?<br /> “Thirty years from now universities will be relics. Those great teachers are the ones whose courses will be converted for electronic transmission and consumption by all” – Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO<br />Image by Flickr<br />
  26. 26. In the long run...<br />Do these “toys” truly help our children? <br />OR<br />B) Or will they diminish their cognitive skills as they rely on more technology, just as calculators have?<br />Image by Flickr<br />
  27. 27. Where do you see your child in the future?<br />Image by Flickr<br />