New Ways of Reading

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Dr. Michael Robb
Dr. Robb will highlight the key messages of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Fred Rogers Center position statement on technology and interactive media as tools in early childhood programs. He will also discuss developmentally appropriate usage of ebooks with young children, including the roles of parents and teachers as ebook mediators.

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New Ways of Reading

  1. 1. New Ways of Reading: Guidance for Using eBooks in Early Childhood Education Michael Robb, Ph.D. Director of Education and Research Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media
  2. 2. What do we mean by technology? Old & New / Analog & Digital / Low & Hi-tech
  3. 3. What is the position?
  4. 4. DAP = Developmentally Appropriate Practice © iStockphoto
  5. 5. Courtesy of Cassandra Mattoon Benefits!
  6. 6. OR How should we think about eBooks?
  7. 7. Consider this study… (I know, it’s an older device.)
  8. 8. Parent Reading Behaviors
  9. 9. Moral of the story: eBooks don’t have to be an individual activity. Consider who is reading with a child as much as what a child is reading.
  10. 10. “Please think of the children first. If you ever have anything to do with their entertainment, their food, their toys, their custody, their day or night care, their education – listen to the children, learn about them, learn from them. Think of the children first.” The World According to Mister Rogers

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