Key ideas from the Jones reading (pairs activity with Amy Bull): –
Embracing new technologies enhances meaning making in the classroom –
Play-based learning (social context) has a significant role in language development (ipads can enhance oral language and communication e.g. ability to tell and retell a story)
o It provides students with opportunities to be immersed in a rich linguistic environment
o Play offers a context for learning through rich children can organize and make sense of their social worlds as they engage actively with people, objects and representations
Jones, M. (2012), ipads and kindergarten- students literacy development, SCAN, 31(4), 31-40.