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Mobile Learning Applications in Early Childhood Education
Synonym for “touch-screen tablet” or “mobile touch-screen tablet device”. For example, iPads, Blackberry Playbook, Android tablets etc.
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Preschool Children's Use of Tablet at Home and Parents' Views
Kleopatra Nikolopoulou (University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1486-3.ch011
This chapter investigated young children's use of tablets at home and parents' views on tablet benefits and their concerns. A questionnaire was completed by the parents of 100 children aged 4-6. Young children engage in a range of activities such as playing games (76%), watching cartoons (75%), listening to music (65%), watching videos (60%), and using educational apps (54%). Fewer children look at pictures/photos/books or take pictures, while visiting websites and using email are never carried out by most of the children. Gender and age had an occasional isolated impact on children's tablet activities. 4-5 year olds tend to do tablet activities with an adult, while 5.5-6.5 year olds with siblings or alone. Most parents “agree and strongly agree” that tablets “teach basic technology skills” (85%), “teach foreign languages”, and “can make learning fun”. The parents' main concerns included dependence, reduction of communication, and inappropriate content. Implications regarding links between home and kindergarten are discussed.
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A thin computer with a touch interface.
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A mobile device, with a mobile operating system, a touchscreen display, a processing circuitry, and a rechargeable battery, in a thin, flat package.
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The Rise of the Tablet
A tablet computer is a mobile computer with display, circuitry and battery in a single unit. Tablets are equipped with sensors, including cameras, microphone, accelerometer and touchscreen, with finger or stylus gestures replacing computer mouse and keyboard. Tablets may include physical buttons, e.g., to control basic features such as speaker volume and power and ports for network communications and to charge the battery. An on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboard is usually used for typing. Tablets are typically larger than smart phones or personal digital assistants at 7 inches (18 cm) or larger.
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PC is essentially a small laptop computer, equipped with a rotatable touchscreen as an additional input device, and running a standard (or lightly adapted) PC operating system like Windows or Linux.
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Using Mobile Technology for Formative Assessment in the Classroom
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A portable computer, typically with a mobile operating system, a touchscreen, and a rechargeable battery in a single thin, flat package.
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