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Mobile Devices in Early Learning

An interesting report from Stranmillis University College in Northern Ireland. Based on a research project in primary schools, it evaluates the impact of iPads on learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The report can be found at:  http://www.stran.ac.uk/media/media,756133,en.pdf  

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E2BN Conference 2017

I will be delivering a workshop at the E2BN Conference again this year. The focus is: Understanding the World Through Technology Young children are surrounded by technology that provides exciting opportunities to explore the world. This session will show how … Continue reading

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Hart and Risley – 30 Million Words

A teacher recently told me about some research that has been done in to the number of words children from different backgrounds will have heard by the age of three. It suggests that there is a huge gap between children from … Continue reading

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More support for mouse skills

Many of the apps that can be used to learn mouse control also require children to do something else e.g. answer a sum, recognise words or letters… I’ve chosen some of the more basic ones that could be used with … Continue reading

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Sugata Mitra

At the last meeting of the research group we talked about the work of Professor Sugata Mitra. As part of his research he provided children in India with a computer in the wall that they were left to use on their … Continue reading

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