Integrating technology to support children's agency and transitions to school

Kelly Johnston, Kate Highfield, Fay Hadley

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    This chapter discusses the value of digital devices such as iPads or tablets in supporting children’s agency, understanding and transitions to school. It also focuses on how digital devices can be used in a complementary way with more traditional early learning resources to support learning within play-based pedagogies.

    By the end of this chapter, you should:

    have an awareness of the ubiquity of technology and its presence as a cultural tool in many children’s lives
    be able to consider how technology can be integrated and used contemporaneously with other tools and resources to support children’s play-based learning
    have an understanding of the potential benefits of using digital devices such as iPads, tablets, cameras, videos, voice recording and computers to support children’s processes of investigation, exploration and learning as well as their agency and autonomy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEarly learning in the digital age
    EditorsColette Grey, Ioanna Palaiologou
    Place of PublicationLondon ; Thousand Oaks, California
    PublisherSAGE Publications
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781526463173
    ISBN (Print)9781526446831, 9781526446824
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


    • transition to school
    • early years
    • technology


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