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1067 days ago
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Ashley Video Mapping
What is popular? what are people using?
what are parents using? what are teachers using?
What technology people have at home?
What technology are children comfortable using?
Ipads computers tv 
Natia Sandra: 
I would say when you hit 2, 3, 4 years old, we are talking more about the old media - television and films and there is a lot of that. There is no massive divide between old and new media. I would say there is more old media dealing with and maybe pads and few games ( names of games), lot of TV, lot films, lot of toys based on films that pervades their play time, gadgets, go on and lot of iPad games.
How is technology helping your child?What are they doing?
-entertainment help or hinder?
-Empower .....
Melanie: and I find that it gives them time to like share with their friends; and because they are excited to see their friends do it they take their turns they share they problem solve. Matching colours, counting, I find that it makes them think more, its gets them the colourful colors they get rewards at the end like if they match the right way they say "great job" or "high five" you can see the excitement in them from being able to do it.
Natia Janice: .... there is no denying everyone will agree when children around age 2 and so on begin to puzzle it really increases their development and their cognitive skills and reading writing all about is included in all these apps, are inclusive
Sandra: .... So, certainly basic letter and number recognition, you can see those being well presented on laptop - because it can be bright and colourful, you can have music and sounds have follow them, sure. Those types of information processing skills, where they see the effect of one thing if they press a certain button they get applause, that is their cause and effect.. they can learn those type of information processing skills. Also recognition, literacy - number-letter recognition skills, music
Elizabeth undefined Isabelle: Not the reading that we were exposed to. Even like 10 years ago. It is quick reading. It is immediate gratification. They no longer have to be going to the library they could just go to their ipads.
Ashley Catherine:
Pour les tablettes, qu'est qui est bien c'est que tu va avoir le pictogram sur la tablette et ci l'enfant appuit sur le pictogram..ca dits le mot, donc l'enfant tranquillement va faire des associations entres les images at les mots. Graduellement il va pouvoir developer ses cognisances linguistic... lui-meme peut arriver a faire des demandes pour reponds a ses besoins par la tablette electronique.  
“Je veux”,  la il va appuier si il veut boire, il va prendre le pictogram pour boire par exemple.  Si il a envit aller a la salle de bain. Il va developper un grand autonomie aussi.  Ils vont etre capables... Son plus grandes difficulte c'est sont pas capables a dire qu'est qu'ils veulent. Souvent ca pourrais ____ des crises ou des desorganizations parce qu'il comprends pas.  avec la tablette ils sont reussi a etre en contact avec leurs parents et professeurs.
02:57(this part also posted in Q3)
Social interactions too. We often use social scenarios with them, for example to go to the dentist, it will often be situations that are unknown, out of their usual ritual or habit.  It's a little story that explains...When I go to the dentist, I will sit in the chair and the dentist will then play in my mouth.  To learn how to act in certain social situations.  To learn to take the bus, interacting with someone.
What should I do when someone says hi?   I don't necessarily know that I should say hello.
They will be little stories that explain.  When they say hi, I should say hi in return and ask how are you? Etc.
Andrea M Question 3
Elizabeth undefined How emerging issues between home, school integration and in between?
School setting
Home setting 
Mind the gap
Isabelle in reference to a teachers perspective 0:08:42.7
It’s a huge responsibility; kids are going to need it, for their future, because all the jobs are demanding this. It makes me sad, I picture a scene with a kid comes in the classroom, kids are sitting at their own desk, hocked on, the scene are everywhere and they are learning what ever they want. And they are fascinated and learning, but there is no interaction between the different students. Perhaps they are interacting with forming their ideas on chat rooms or blogs, they are just typing it in, a responding to each other.
It’s amazing, maybe that is the future, it’s frightening, and it could go there. 
Isabelle: there is nothing, the only way that they use their computers is if I give them a project, and the ones tat are privileged enough, the ones that are privileged enough, the ones who’s parents are plugged in, that they can afford all of this, they comeback with a power point and their slides. The others are there with their index cards. It makes me scared a little of the huge divide of the haves and have not’s. 
Melanie... 0:02:08.1- No, we do integrate it in purpose we have computer twice a week, Tuesday and Thursdays, between the 3 to 5 year olds. The younger ones we do sometimes integrate they have a tablet that goes around the daycare that the kids share and there's different educational activities on it and there are also some also like videos of like numbers and counting and songs. But it’s really more towards the 3 to 5 year olds that we purposely integrate it.
Natia Sandra: So how is it integrated whether it is purposeful and planned? I do not think it is purposeful, No. I do not think parents sit around and say Okay, this will be a good program for my child... 
Sandra: ... So there is not that critical media literacy approach, where you say let's watch of the kids discuss gender, race representations....  I think there is too much variability in family for me to be able to say: yes, there is one. Certainly, there will be socio-economic divisions where those who are more educated with more money are going to more picky and openly media-literate with their kids, or keep them away while others say "stay here and watch". 
Elizabeth undefined luis: I usually integrate it. I make sure they know how to use technology.
Aline: 0:02:55.6
No actually it was integrated by the school. The school sent the school a letter and I looked at it myself and I went ahead and let my son use it. 
I did not allow them to be......I just let her jump into it. I introduced it to her myself. Because I thought it would built her knowledge. An also I notice there is a bit of good and a bit of bad, to tell you the truth. As a parent we have to be on our Ps and our Qs. We have to set boundaries. So I mean I do feel bad and in a way I don’t. 
Ashley Catherine:
Social interactions too. We often use social scenarios with them, for example to go to the dentist, it will often be situations that are unknown, out of their usual ritual or habit.  It's a little story that explains...When I go to the dentist, I will sit in the chair and the dentist will then play in my mouth.  To learn how to act in certain social situations.  To learn to take the bus, interacting with someone.
What should I do when someone says hi?   I don't necessarily know that I should say hello.
They will be little stories that explain.  When they say hi, I should say hi in return and ask how are you? Etc.
The diagnosis isn't done before 2 and a half, 3 years old because before that it could just be seen as developmental delays.  There's a lot to consider before telling someone their child falls on the autistic spectrum.  If you see that your child has trouble at the level of language, basic intervention, that's where if your child needs to learn language and is very stimulated (by the tablet?) then it can be helpful even before a diagnosis.  Seeing an image of a dog, you press on it and it says “dog” They can learn the verbal category of the images.
Lots of things to consider: the age, capacity of the child.... lots of elements to consider.  The child could be 12 yeas old, but have the mental capacities of a child much younger.  Often we have specialists to refer them to...
Andrea M Question 4: Responsibilities
Parents' roles/responsibilities
Teachers' roles/responsibilities
Question 5:Challenges
Question 6:Recommendations
0:02:49.0- I find that it is important because this is what society is today and if we don’t do it now
unfortunately when they get to elementary school they won’t be prepared I find they will be behind. 
Other kids will know more than they will. I just find that’s what it is today and that’s how they learn 
through digital technology.
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3.http://www.ikeepsafe.org/parents/ resource with a variety of parent supportive aps to support safety.
Splash Math Kindergarten App - Children Learn Basic Concepts
Andrea 8 - Kidzworld
Well-monitored site where kids uphold community standards.
KIDZWORLD is basically an online social network where kids can communicate in a presumably safe environment. (The privacy policy pledges the utmost safety and protection of personal information, and there are strict chat rules.) After the free registration process -- during which parents are notified of the child's intent to join -- kids can create a profile, chat, post messages to other members, send emails or e-cards, post articles or personal writings, upload photos or videos, play games, and enter contests. They can also read news and reviews, blogs, an advice column (to which they can also post a question), and short articles about health, personal style, and project ideas.
Kids can learn important social skills presented on Social Adventures in seven areas: Initiating social contact; maintaining conversations; advocating and compromising; getting regulated; interpreting non-verbal skills; negotiating space; and experiencing humor. For example, under the "advocating and compromising" category, kids can learn how to politely say "no" to a friend's idea. Kids will also practice following directions, listening skills, self-awareness, making wise decisions, and more. Social Adventures can be a powerful tool to help kids become more comfortable socially through simple lessons and fun games.
Toca Tea Party
 Avokiddo Emotions -- Playful learning for kids  (Social and emotional learning)
 Peek-a-Zoo by Duck Duck Moose (Social and Emotional Learning)
iTouchiLearn Life Skills: Morning Routines for Preschool Kids
Chore Pad: Productivity app lets families set own tasks and rewards
1086 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Andrea , Junesse , Natia , Ashley 1086 days ago
Junesse hmmm i n=know what you mean. but we should ask questions that are relative to our research, like income bracket? 
The objective of this survey/questionnaire is to understand parents’ attitudes towards educating children through digital devices ( I still don't like limiting it to digital devices. This means we only target people who can afford these devices.) Perhaps it could be the target of just one video. 
Q3. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate your ability with technology? (what is technology definded as?)
1 - Very low ability (beginner) 5 - Very high ability (Expert)
Q3. What types of digital devices do you or anyone in your household use? Select all that apply: ( I changed own to use because I don't know if owning is something that need s to be specified.
-iPod Touch 
Andrea -Ipad/ Tablet (?)
Q5. At what age did your child first do each of the following
(Less than 6 months), 6-11 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, Don’t know, Has never done this) - (can we create a table for this? it would be easier to select, I guess) (agreed) Great suggestion but as I suggested in the email I sent, let's please focus on the content because it does not make sense to create a table as we will be using SurveyMonkey and I will have to customize scales there. Do you agree?
(Less than 1 hour, 1-2 hours, 3-4 hours, More than 4 hours, Never) - (table again?) (Please see the note above)
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Ashley Video on how media and technology Affects Children
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Andrea The Touch-Screen Generation
Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?
Not that recent Ashley, I'm sorry... but quite interesting. :)
Ashley Very interesting! :)
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Ashley University of The Streets Cafe
(If anyone is interested)
Monday November 3rd, 7-9pm
Centre Communidee, 137 Saint-Ferdinand St., #153, Montreal QC
Reimagining Education: Are there other ways to learn?
"The education system as we know it is based on a lot of assumptions. We take it for granted that teachers teach and students learn. We accept that school can’t always be fun and that sometimes students must study things that don’t really interest them. We assume that by learning how to work hard, handle stress and manage their time, children will be better prepared for life in the ‘real world’. Where do these assumptions come from? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the resulting educational methods? This public conversation invites participants to reimagine the ways in which we educate our children. What do kids actually need to learn? Is the state mandated curriculum too limiting? What alternatives exist for parents and how accessible are they really? If we foster opportunities for passionate learning, what might the next generation be able to achieve?
Sonya Olthof is a homeschooling mother and the founder of Centre Communidée - a community and resource centre for homeschooling families in and around Montreal. She studied various things in public school and university, but has always valued her own self-directed learning experiences more. Her interests include things that fly, people, and organizing.
David Waddington is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University. He's primarily interested in the history and philosophy of education, but he also does research on the educational impact of video games. 
Suzanne Amro is a full time high school teacher who specializes in the instruction of English Language Arts and Ethics and Religious Culture. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Concordia, where her focus was on Applied Ethics with an emphasis on the practice of dialogue. For the past two years, she has been involved in Compassionate Listening training."
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This one is a little older (and a little long) but interesting and relevant.  
The Effects of Interactive Media on Preschoolers’ Learning: A Review of the Research and Recommendations for the Future http://www.childrennow.org/uploads/documents/prek_interactive_learning_2007.pdf
Ashley Using Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom 
By Kimberly Moore Kneas, Ph.D. and Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
Unplug—Don't Drug: A Critical Look at the Influence of Technology on Child Behavior With an Alternative Way of Responding Other Than Evaluation and Drugging
Abstract:The past decade has seen an increase in personal use of electronic technology, with childhood television and video game use similarly increasing. Critical milestones for child motor and sensory development are not being met. Simultaneously, there is an increasing incidence of childhood physical, psychological, and behavior disorders, often accompanied by the prescription of psychotropic medication. One in six children exhibit signs of poor health, mental stress, or problems at school. Exposure to an average of 8 hours per day of various forms of technology use has resulted in a physically sedentary yet chaotically stressed existence for Canadian children. The detrimental effects of technology use on critical milestones for child development are reviewed. This commentary by apediatric occupational therapist outlines issues of concern for parents, family physicians, and pediatricians related to these trends and offers a novel treatment approach: Unplug—Don't Drug.

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