Young Children’s Technology Experiences in Multiple Contexts (Weekly Reading Reflection Week 4)

Christine Wang, Ilene R. Berson, Candace Jaruszewicz, Lynn Hartle, and Dina Rosen, authors of Young Children’s Technology Experiences in Multiple Contexts, aim to compare the similarities between Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory to current Information and Communication Technology (ICT) principles. They believe that doing this will help us make sense of children’s ever-growing practices with technology.

I liked how these authors presented their findings with a real world scenario, “Jessica’s World.”This helped me visualize the concepts more, which in turn created a deeper understanding.

I do think it makes sense, that technology has changed the word of young children today. As educators, we must:

  • provide developmentally appropriate ICT strategies
  • determine which skills are needed, for both us and our students
  • provide support and guidance in multiple contexts

 

 

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One thought on “Young Children’s Technology Experiences in Multiple Contexts (Weekly Reading Reflection Week 4)

  1. Mentioning that as educators, we need to provide developmentally appropriate ICT strategies. This is often forgotten when educators choose what kind of technologies to implement. For example, my students are academically a grade level below where they should be. If I were to introduce them to a technology that is at their “grade level”, it may be too challenging for them. However, as you mentioned, I could determine what skills they need (and skills I need), then give supports. As long as students receive the necessary guidance they could use different technologies.

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