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Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

  • 1.  Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-05-2018 12:06 PM
    Is anyone using eBooks or digital stories in their early childhood classrooms?  Are there any you would recommend and how are you using these to enhance instruction in your learning environment?


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    Kelly Dalsemer
    Oviedo FL
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  • 2.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-05-2018 03:17 PM
    Hi Kelly,
    I'm really interested in hearing examples as well. In the meantime I thought you might find this Young Children article on e-books interesting: Getting Smarter about E-books for Children.  It contains examples as well as a discussion of the research.



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    Susan Friedman

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  • 3.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-06-2018 06:53 AM
    Susan,  Thank you so much for this article on eBooks for children.  We are just starting to digitize our curriculum for young children and this was VERY helpful in our planning.  We definitely will take this advice to heart. 
     
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  • 4.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-06-2018 12:25 AM
    All,

    Linked are some research-based tips for reading e-books with toddlers and preschoolers: http://teccenter.erikson.edu/tec/tec-tips-reading-e-books-with-young-children/.

    Common Sense Media has also translated these tips into Spanish: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/espanol/blog/cinco-consejos-para-leer-ebooks-con-ninos-pequenos

    Katie Paciga


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    Kathleen Paciga
    Villa Park IL
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  • 5.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-06-2018 11:15 AM
    I love to use storylineonline.net, tumblebooklibrary.com and getepic.com.
    All have high quality stories, clear, expressive storytellers and excellent quality illustrations.
    Each website displays the actual text along with the illustrations!  Showing the text, allows the children to make a clear connection to a book.
    Storylineonline.net has famous readers from the Screen Actors Guild.   They begin each story introducing the storyteller holding the REAL book!  Both tumblebooklibrary.com and getepic.com also show both text and illustrations.
    After watching a digital story, I share a physical copy of the book with my class.  I make it accessible to them so they too can be storytellers.
    I read 3-4 books to my students each day.  I believe in fostering the love of reading.  The digital books are another way to help my students develop a love of literature!

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    Maria Perillo
    Prescott AZ
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  • 6.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-06-2018 11:30 AM
    I would like to add to my post that I show the digital stories with a projector on a large screen.  We watch them as a class.  Each child shares something he/she loved or learned at the conclusion of the story.  I show a physical copy of the book.  Many times, the children want me to read the story to them after watching the digital version!

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    Maria Perillo
    Prescott AZ
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  • 7.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-07-2018 06:25 PM
    Using new technologies is great.  I just want to point out that if you're recommending to parents a certain amount of screen time for children, or limited screen time, any classroom screen time is included in each child's weekly or daily screen time amount.  And just like having a TV on in the background at home counts--having your smart board on or a computer running that children can see also counts.  Love the new tech ideas and they need to be used thoughtfully.

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    Aren Stone
    Child Development Specialist
    The Early Years Project
    Cambridge, MA
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  • 8.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-10-2018 07:42 AM
    Aren- totally agree the new technologies need to be used thoughtfully and believe it is important to consider media diet and consider research, to understand issues such as the impact of background TV and that while some foods are healthier than other, this is also true of types of media-what type, how used and content are important. During an evening meeting with families, we discussed related ideas from this blog post http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/2013/02/helping-young-children-develop-a-healthy-media-diet/ which some families found thought provoking. We also share key ideas Faith Rogow mentions about the importance of helping children become literate in a digital world http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/2013/10/counting-screen-time-minutes-isnt-an-education-strategy/ so they can choose and use technology "as tools that help us explore the world and share ideas."

    Think this connects to the ebook and digital story discussion. when Maria mentioned finding quality stories as key, be they print or digital (content) and their intentional use with the children (when and how they are used.) Research shows the importance of adult-child interaction (mentioned in the articles Susan and Katie shared) and that it is important to consider what kinds of features an ebook offers such as text highlighting, audio narration or the ability to record an additional audio track (in another language perhaps to increase access to learning). Hope others using ebooks and/or digital stories will share about their experiences and discoveries...

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    Bonnie Blagojevic
    Morningtown Consulting
    Orono ME
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  • 9.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-11-2018 12:10 PM
    Bonnie-
    When I first asked students to share what they loved or learned after reading a story, I got 1 or 2 original responses and the rest of the class essentially copied by saying, "I liked what ( a friend's name) liked."  I began to emphasize how exciting it was to hear from the children who had the original responses.  I  praised their ideas and repeated their comments back to the class, often finding the exact page in the physical copy of the book.  This encouraged my little "copycats" to be creative in their responses and listen more attentively to the story!!  My class had developed exciting language and great listening skills!
    Maria

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    Maria Perillo
    Prescott AZ
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  • 10.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-16-2018 07:13 AM
    Maria-Really enjoyed reading about your strategies to help children identify what they like about a story. Do you think being reflective/discussing a story after it is being read helps the children consider what makes a good story? Or if this kind of conversation, thinking about what makes a good story, impacts their own story creation?

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    Bonnie Blagojevic
    Morningtown Consulting
    Orono ME
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  • 11.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-09-2018 04:34 PM
    Maria-great to hear how you are supporting love of language and reading-the ways you are introducing the digital stories to the whole group and then the actual book. And asking each child to share his/her thoughts about what they liked about the story- does this help the children consider more carefully what makes a good story/types of stories that they like? Do they listen more carefully, as they consider what they will say?

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    Bonnie Blagojevic
    Morningtown Consulting
    Orono ME
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  • 12.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-13-2018 02:57 PM

    Tech and Young Children Interest Forum Meet-up: Ebooks and Digital Stories with Katie Paciga

    YOU are invited to our first quarterly Zoom meeting (decided upon by members at the NOV. 2017 Annual meeting) on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 12 noon - 1:15 pm Eastern.

    This Quarter's Topic:  Ebooks and Digital Stories w/ Katie Paciga

    The agenda includes Orientation and introductions;
    Presentation by Katie Paciga, PhD, Assoc. Prof. of Education, Columbia College Chicago & 2015-17 Early Career Research Fellow, TEC Center and Fred Rogers Rogers Center; Q&A with Katie; and others in the Interest forum can share their ideas/suggestions for Ebooks & Digital Stories.

    Login using the link below and the password: techyc. if you don't already have it, you will need to download the free ZOOM software or APP ahead of time. Or Telephone Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll); Meeting ID: 191 632 888


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    Kelly Dalsemer
    Oviedo FL
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  • 13.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 04-07-2020 10:58 AM

    The recording is now available for the NAEYC Technology and Young Children Interest Forum webinar from March 30, 2020.

    Children and Families as Creators & Storytellers:
    New Digital Directions for Learning at Home
     

    Thank you to the over 200 NAEYC members who joined us live for the event and over 400 who registered for the event.

    Permanent link (without chat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1GexFxaTKA

    or   

    Link with chat notes (available for 1 year): https://bit.ly/TechYCDigitalStoryTellers 

    In this webinar, presenters shared anecdotes from their experiences working with children and families creating and sharing stories using technology, and discuss how this might happen at home.

    Many thanks to our presenters:

    • Juana Rodriguez-Vazquez, Migrant Education Regional Coordinator, Mano en Mano, Milbridge, ME
    • Katie Gardner, Kindergarten ESL teacher, Knollwood Elementary, Salisbury, NC (NBCT, ADE '17, PBS Digital Innovator '16, LEGO Master Educator, National Geographic Certified Educator, Writereader / Seesaw / Buncee Ambassador)

    We look forward to seeing you at our next webinar in May, 2020 (specific date TBA). In the meantime, please share your stories of how you are using these and other technology tools with children and families on our Hello discussion thread at https://bit.ly/2UTEI9W.

    Diane Bales and Kelly Dalsemer
    Technology and Young Children Interest Forum Facilitators



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    Kelly Dalsemer
    Resource Teacher, Early Childhood Services
    Orange County Public Schools
    Oviedo FL
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  • 14.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 04-08-2020 01:04 PM
    Thanks to you and Juana for hosting this conversation and sharing ideas about digital storytelling with us. The timing was particularly poignant given the pandemic and issues parents now face in balancing working from home, home schooling children and being parents and partners. I was inspired by the stories and technologies that participants shared - one of the most robust back channels i can remember and so much support and affirmation for each other and for the young children, parents and families in our care.

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    Chip Donohue
    Founding Director, TEC Center at Erikson Institute
    Donohue & Associates
    Park City UT
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  • 15.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-13-2018 08:08 PM
    Hi Kelly,
    We love using ebooks in our classroom! In fact, our dramatic play area just became a library space for our students to play in. They enjoy sorting books, previewing books, "checking" books out, and most recently we added a listening and viewing area. I created QR codes for age appropriate stories from storyline online, school tube, and our voice over class books and compiled them all into a binder where our students can use the iPad scan the code and be granted immediate access to these stories. Our students then listen to the story being read to them with a partner or on their own. This may be something you are interested in!

    http://www.storylineonline.net

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    Nicole Jones
    Richmond VA
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  • 16.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-14-2018 01:10 PM
    HI all...This is a Great Discussion...

    <p> Lynn Hartle & Diane Bales, NAEYC TECH YC Interest Forum liaisons…

    ….. are inviting you to our first quarterly Zoom meeting

    (decided upon by members at the NOV. 2017 Annual meeting).

                 <p> Topic: Naeyc TechYC Interest Forum Quarterly meet up*

    <p>(Anyone with an interest can join us; don't have to be a Tech YC interest forum member)

    <p>  Time: TUES Feb. 20, 2018   12pm – 1:15pm EST   (note this 11pm Central Time, etc. as you move across the US)

    (You can enter a few minutes ahead to set up; please keep your microphone MUTED until you are ready to speak. Background noises are easily picked up and distracting.)

    <p>         Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/191632888?pwd=HYYy39xXSms

     <p>     Password: techyc

    (NOTE, if you don't already have it, you will need to download the free ZOOM software or APP ahead of time)

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16699006833,191632888# or +14086380968,191632888#

    Or Telephone Dial:

               +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)    +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)     +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

      <p>   Meeting ID: 191 632 888

           <p>  *Agenda

    <p>   This Quarter Topic: Ebooks and Digital Stories w/ Katie Paciga

    • 5 mins: setup, orientation, TEch & YC IF member share name/work place/what do
    • 30 mins presentation by Katie Paciga, PhD, Assoc. Prof. of Education, Columbia College Chicago & 2015-17 Early Career Research Fellow, TEC Center and Fred Rogers Rogers Center. 
    • 10 mins Q&A with Katie
    • 15 mins Others in the Interest forum can share their ideas/suggestions for Ebooks & Digital Stories
    • 5- 10 min. the line will remain open in case some can stay.

    <p> Look for next quarterly meeting posted & stay in touch with us on:

    NAEYC HELLO (http://hello.naeyc.org/home )

    Tech YC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ECETECH/ )

    TechYC website (http://techandyoungchildren.org).

     

    <p> We hope to "see" you there…Questions? Contact Lynn Hartle, lch1@psu.edu

     



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    Lynn Hartle
    Professor of Education
    The Penn State University, Brandywine
    Media PA
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  • 17.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-15-2018 07:51 AM
    Hello,

    I am enjoying the discussion on using eBooks and thanks to everyone for sharing their ideas and experiences.  I have a question for the group:  Do you have suggestions on how to successfully introduce appropriate use of eBooks to teachers who are hesitant and skeptical?

    Donna

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    Donna Karno
    University of Maine, Farmington
    Farmington ME
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  • 18.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-16-2018 07:50 AM
    Hi Donna,

    In workshops, I like to share stories of ways ebooks have increased access to learning for young children and families. I often start by showing a couple of screens from the ebook "Barnyard Dance" -asking for people to identify, as we look at the pages together, what kinds of features they notice that are unique to the digital version (word highlighting, visual supports for the action words, etc). If teachers haven't seen an ebook, think it helps to take a look and consider ways this story format can be useful, sometimes in addition to sharing the printed versions of the same story.

    Then I tell the story of how a family child care provider who loves books introduced the Barnyard Dance ebook to the children in her mixed age family child care home, allowing for additional story readings independently by the children, after they knew how to use it/when the caregiver was busy (There are details about this story on the second page of the NAEYC TYC article  Touch and Grow: Learning and Exploring Using Tablets)

    While several people have talked about using digital stories with children available online (always interested in finding free resources like those you have mentioned-so thanks for sharing), are any of you using ebooks on tablets with young children in your program?

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    Bonnie Blagojevic
    Morningtown Consulting
    Orono ME
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  • 19.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-20-2018 07:40 AM
    REMINDer.. today is the Zoom meeting

    Lynn Hartle & Diane Bales, NAEYC TECH YC Interest Forum liaisons…

    ….. are inviting you to our first quarterly Zoom meeting

    (decided upon by members at the NOV. 2017 Annual meeting).

     

    Topic: Naeyc TechYC Interest Forum Quarterly meet up*

    (Anyone with an interest can join us; don't have to be a Tech YC interest forum member)

     

    Time: TUES Feb. 20, 2018   12pm – 1:15pm EST   (note this 11pm Central Time, etc. as you move across the US)

    (You can enter a few minutes ahead to set up; please keep your microphone MUTED until you are ready to speak. Background noises are easily picked up and distracting.)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/191632888?pwd=HYYy39xXSms

       Password: techyc

    (NOTE, if you don't already have it, you will need to download the free ZOOM software or APP ahead of time)

     

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16699006833,191632888# or +14086380968,191632888#

     

    Or Telephone Dial:

       +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)

       +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

       +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

       Meeting ID: 191 632 888

      

    *Agenda

    This Quarter Topic: Ebooks and Digital Stories w/ Katie Paciga

    • 5 mins: setup, orientation, TEch & YC IF member share name/work place/what do
    • 30 mins presentation by Katie Paciga, PhD, Assoc. Prof. of Education, Columbia College Chicago & 2015-17 Early Career Research Fellow, TEC Center and Fred Rogers Rogers Center. 
    • 10 mins Q&A with Katie
    • 15 mins Others in the Interest forum can share their ideas/suggestions for Ebooks & Digital Stories
    • 5- 10 min. the line will remain open in case some can stay.

     

    Look for next quarterly meeting posted & stay in touch with us on:

    Tech YC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ECETECH/ )

    TechYC website (http://techandyoungchildren.org).

    TECh YC Listserv, Contact: Bonnie Blagojevic of Morningtown Consulting <http://morningtownconsulting.com/> Bonnie.Blagojevic@umit.maine.edu Once added to Listserv, Post messages to: ECETECH-L@lists.maine.edu

    NAEYC HELLO (http://hello.naeyc.org/home )

     

    We hope to "see" you there…Questions? Contact Lynn Hartle, lch1@psu.edu

     



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    Lynn Hartle
    Professor of Education
    The Penn State University, Brandywine
    Media PA
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  • 20.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-20-2018 01:10 PM
    Thank you to NAEYC's Tech and Young Children Interest Forum for the invitation to share my thinking and research about e-books and digital stories at your quarterly meeting. If you missed the meet up/discussion, you can download the presentation slides at https://www.academia.edu/35969608/E-BOOKS_AND_DIGITAL_STORIES_Webinar_for_NAEYCs_Tech_and_YC_IF.

    I believe Lynn Hartle will be posting the video recording, for posterity, here shortly. If you have questions or want to continue the conversation please feel free to email me, kpaciga@gmail.com, or tweet me @kpaciga.

    In my talk I'd indicated that there are some concise tips for sharing e-books during story time. I've copied them here: After reading, Roskos (2013) suggests teachers: (1) reinforce theme or informational content; (2) walk through text structure, using digital features to teach literacy concepts and skills; and (3) invite children to browse/read stories on a mobile device with a friend or alone (summarized from Roskos, K. (2013). The eBook goes to school: Shared book reading 3.0. In S.B. Neuman & L. Gambrel (Eds.), Quality reading instruction in the age of Common Core Standards (190-203). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.).



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    Katie Paciga
    Villa Park IL
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  • 21.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-21-2018 11:46 AM

    RECORDING and SLIDES links
    HI all...If you couldn't make the Feb.20th quarterly meeting... it was recorded and Katie generously provided a link to the slides...

    I hope you can view this recording as Katie provided some amazing resources!  

    Naeyc TechYC Quarter Mtg. Topic:  Ebooks and Digital Stories w/ Katie Paciga

    *Agenda

    Naeyc TechYC Quarter Mtg. Topic: Ebooks and Digital Stories w/ Katie Paciga

    • 30 mins presentation by Katie Paciga, PhD, Assoc. Prof. of Education, Columbia College Chicago & 2015-17 Early Career Research Fellow, TEC Center and Fred Rogers Rogers Center.

         Slides at https://www.academia.edu/35969608/E-BOOKS_AND_DIGITAL_STORIES_Webinar_for_NAEYCs_Tech_and_YC_IF

    • 10 mins Q&A with Katie
    • 15 mins Others in the Interest forum can share their ideas/suggestions for Ebooks & Digital Stories 

    Cloud Recording-1 (958 MB): 

    https://psu.zoom.us/recording/play/B4wEU-sKmeyluym_zQZ9taXPYJldQl3QfqpcWTiw9qm0ESar5v8qqOPm7Hxl1hlx

    Look for next quarterly meeting posted & stay in touch with us on:

          Tech YC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ECETECH/ )

          TechYC website (http://techandyoungchildren.org).

           TECh YC Listserv, Contact: Bonnie Blagojevic of Morningtown Consulting <http://morningtownconsulting.com/> Bonnie.Blagojevic@umit.maine.edu Once added to Listserv, Post messages to: ECETECH-L@lists.maine.edu

          NAEYC HELLO (http://hello.naeyc.org/home )

           We hope to "see" you there…Questions? Contact Lynn Hartle, lch1@psu.edu



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    Lynn Hartle
    Professor of Education
    The Penn State University, Brandywine
    Media PA
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  • 22.  RE: Technology and Young Children- eBooks and Digital Stories

    Posted 02-24-2018 03:11 PM
    thank you for sending out these materials.  I enjoyed the presentation and discussion.

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    Donna Karno
    University of Maine, Farmington
    Farmington ME
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