With computers penetrating ever more areas of everyday life, including that of children in all age groups, today's teachers are facing a new challenge: the effective use of innovative CD-ROM storybooks (eBooks) with young children in a classroom who have already been exposed to computers. In addition to their acquaintance with computers, these young children appear to be more cognitively receptive to written language than previous generations, a result we can attribute to changes embedded in the contemporary sociocultural environment (Neuman & Dickenson, 2001; Whitehurst & Lonigan, 2001). Yet, the creators of these books often overlook the need to integrate educational goals with the developmental capacities of young children (Haugland & Wright, 1997; Shamir & Korat, 2006). The purpose of this chapter is, therefore, to provide teachers with some guidance regarding eBook use in the kindergarten classroom.
|Title of host publication||Multimedia and Literacy Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||Improving Achievement for Young Learners|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Electronic)||0203892151, 9781135859909|
|ISBN (Print)||041598842X, 9780415988421|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
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