IJEC (2017) 49:263–265 DOI 10.1007/s13158-017-0195-3 BOOK REVIEW Dezuanni, Michael L., Dooley, Karen, Gattenhof, Sandra, and Knight, Linda (2015): iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN-10: 1138778583, ISBN-13: 978-1138778580 Luke Santamaria Published online: 10 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 There has been increasing debate across the last few years on the value of digital technologies to the development and early learning of young children. This book provides theoretical background on this topic and presents ﬁndings from a research– partnership project between a community organisation providing early child education services and researchers from Queensland University of Technology, located in Brisbane, Australia. The project involved the introduction of iPads to children across three kindergartens and was conducted across a 2-year period. At each kindergarten, teachers and children used ten iPads. Researchers from QUT provided professional development on using digital technologies to the teachers with the agreement that the researchers could investigate iPad use in the kindergartens. The goal of the investigation was to look at the development of digital literacy in accordance with the 2014 guidelines developed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority that include a focus on enhancing
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Published: Jul 10, 2017
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