Key ideas from the Jones reading – Week 4

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.

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