"Les tablettes tactiles et l’iPad peuvent-ils devenir un agent de changement à l’école primaire? Cet outil technologique peut-il participer à la réussite scolaire des élèves? Est-ce que cette tablette leur permettra d’apprendre plus?
Children as young as eight years old are being turned off reading because of a lack of “quiet time” in childhood, combined with greater access to digital resources from a young age, according to the latest Reading Street report from Egmont, entitled Reading and the Digital World.
Egmont’s research found that children's growing access to digital resources is coinciding with a decline in being read to at home and at school, resulting in many children not enjoying reading.
Alison David, consumer insight director for Egmont UK, said: “There seem to be fewer times when children are at a ‘loose end’—the times that they would traditionally pick up a book to read—while digital devices are at their fingertips from a very young age.”
Research by Bowker (Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age) indicates that the key “shift” from books to digital platforms occurs between the age of seven and eight, with the new patterns established by the age of 11.
(...) “Parents stepping back tends to happen at an age and a stage in a child’s development when the digital world is calling very loudly
(...) Parents, unhappy with the amount of “screen time” being experienced by their children, are surprisingly reluctant for them to read e-books.
"When Apple announced Airdrop this past June, I knew it would be a great feature for teachers with iPads. A common complaint about iPads in the classroom was that it wasn’t necessarily easy to transfer student work in the Camera Roll to the teacher. With no USB connection and no SD card slot, how was a teachersupposed to collect student work? Email would work for small files, but videos were much too large to send. Dropbox could be a solution, but that would require students to set up their own accounts, problematic if they are under a certain age. Enter AirDrop, a seamless and very quick way to transfer files via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections between “nearby” devices."
Qui ne veut pas le meilleur pour son enfant? Apprenez à comprendre le marché des applications pour enfant et téléchargez avec précaution!
Un article ★★★★★ écrit par Applimini
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Applimini écrit dans son article : "gratuit rime souvent avec: achats intégrés (ou in-app purchase en anglais), liens publicitaires, liens externes, mauvaise qualité, promotionnel et recrutement" marketing.
Alors avant de mettre une appli entre les mains de vos enfants, vérifiez-en son contenu...
Children who read for pleasure in their spare time perform significantly better at school than other pupils, according to a major study.
(...) Dr Alice Sullivan, co-author of today’s research, said: “There are concerns that young people’s reading for pleasure has declined. There could be various reasons for this, including more time spent in organised activities, more homework, and of course more time spent online.
“However, new technologies, such as e-readers, can offer easy access to books and newspapers and it is important that government policies support and encourage children’s reading, particularly in their teenage years.”
This past week brought lots of questions my way, asking for a definition that distinguishes between an “eBook” and “book app”. The flood of interest may have been partly in response to the announcement from Random House, stating that they are bringing Dr. Seuss to ebooks for the first time. Articles with titles like Dr. Seuss Makes His Digital Debut, left many of my readers scratching their heads.
Several people asked me how this was possible, when all of the Dr. Seuss titles are already available from Oceanhouse Media. Maybe those are book apps and not ‘ebooks’ but they are certainly digital. As a result, I found myself explaining digital book rights, variations in format & OS, as well as device segmentation and other topics that were guaranteed to confuse and bore my readers to tears. In the end, the announcement from this major publisher seemed hollow at best and misleading at worst.
Despite fears digital literacy could overshadow children's reading skills, studies show that kids are delving into the literary world more than ever through eBooks, electronic readers, and audio books.
Successful migration to ebooks occurs “when people have a plan for what to do with them,” says Lodge McCammon, Ph.D., project director at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina
State University. “Where it falters is when it’s about, ‘OK. We’ve allocated the money to get this really cool thing.’ Usually the phrase ‘it’s really cool’ means, ‘We don’t really have a plan for how to use it.’”
“What I tell schools, especially libraries, is to start small,” he says
“Not everybody learns by reading. Students who are reluctant readers have had success using electronic devices. When they open something on a tablet, they don’t see how thick it is, how intimidating it is. The tablets excite kids. They see them, and they want to touch them.” That said, she notes that some children, including her own, say they want a “real book”—a print one." - Sue Polanka, creator of the No Shelf Required blog
quite a thorough and practical article on ebooks lending in school libraries and how tablets can help reluctant readers
Comme chaque année depuis 10 ans l'université d'été Ludovia fut l'occasion pour les enseignants de partager leurs expériences, outils, ressources, trucs et astuces en matière d'utilisation des technologies en contexte d'apprentissage.
L'Education nationale veut se mettre à l'heure d'Internet. C'est l'un des chantiers du ministre Vincent Peillon. Et il y a du boulot.
L'Education nationale dans son ensemble n'a pas fait le grand saut du 2.0. Aux Etats-Unis par exemple, près de la moitié des classes de primaire disposent de tableaux numériques contre un peu plus de 10% en France. Et selon plusieurs rapports (OCDE, Haut conseil de l'éducation) la France accuse un certain retard en termes d'équipements technologiques.