early childhood

Their World – A Digital One By Amy Quinn This is the only world young students know of… a digital one.  As an adult, we can see this “change” as clear as night and day because we remember the “before.”  There was a time we didn’t all carry our smartphones everywhere.  The “before” was a time when every place didn’t have wifi.   We remember how Sunday mornings were spent holding onto a crinkly...
Keywords: early childhood
In her book, Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children from Birth to Age Five, Lisa Guernsey tries to make her way through the conflicting information and studies about young children and digital media. Her book has been heralded as a sensible, rather than sensationalist, look at media and child development. On June 15, 2011,  Guernsey presented her findings and perspectiaves at...
Another lens that seems really productive is to look at these videos in terms of assessing what kids know and are able to do.  With video as the data, I get more of the context and more of the movement, spatial configuration and emotion that comes across in motion pictures.  This is a drawback too, since with all of that information, it can be overwhelming to think and talk about.   Still given...
That's Amari.  And this has to be one of my favorite video clips.  In fact, in writing about first grade documentaries today, I have watched this one at least 17 times.  In its four seconds of footage, it sort of says it all.  The camera circles around... you see for a moment and hear the kids and the classroom.  And you hear me, acting in that moment for the school institution..."5 minute...
The year that May, Qudia, Amari, Everardo, Joslyn, and their friends were in first grade, they made a lot of movies with our little digital video recorder.  In this resource, you will find stories and reflections from the kids and me about what happened when the children controlled the camera.  You will find out what they recorded and how they see school.  In addition, you will find out how...