Emerging and Existing Technologies and Children and Young people’s learning.
This report will explore the various methods in which emerging and existing forms of communication through ICT can be used to enhance learning across the curriculum.
For this assignment I am going to evaluate the outcomes for using computers and interactive whiteboards in Primary schools. I currently work with children aged five and six that are using both these technologies as part of their everyday learning. So from using different resources and information I am hoping to find out ways in which they assist and encourage children to use different learning methods to foster an enjoyment of learning.
2 Key Findings
ICT stands for ‘Information Communication Technology’, which is a term for many different communication devices or applications such as; televisions, radios, computers, mobile phones, satellite systems and many more. Hopper (2003) [online]
Technology has improved rapidly over the years and children of all ages have become more involved in using ICT in their everyday lives. There are lots of positives and negatives discussed all the time as to whether children should be as actively involved in using ICT such as computer games, mobiles phones, facebook and other ICT equipment.
Healy argued “computers rot our children’s brains” (Observer 16 April 2001) and Siraj-Blatchford and Whitebread (2003:15) report that “The use of ICT in early years has a potential to enhance educational opportunities for young children. It can be applied in a developmentally appropriate manner to encourage purposeful and exploratory play. It can encourage discussion, creativity, problem solving, risk taking and flexible thinking, and this can all be achieved in a play centred and responsive environment.”
ICT can provide future development through using technology that enables young children to...