Category Archives: Digichild

Provocative articles catch attention and social media responses about technology in early childhood but they are not the whole story.

What’s in a Hub

At the Tech Speed Dating Hub later this week, host Dan Donahoo, and Digital Business Kit’s Clare McHugh, look forward to talking with all-comers about technology for early childhood. Some great sessions and presenters are planned but there’s also room to drop by. Lunchtimes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you’re at the ECA Conference will […]

It’s a date at the Tech Speed Dating Hub

Dan Donahoo, educator, technology reviewer and author, has been thinking and talking about technology and young children for some time.  And in less than a month he’ll be sharing and exchanging tech tips at the Early Childhood Australia conference in Melbourne. It’s no longer a matter of should technology be used in early childhood settings, Dan says, but […]

Is your tablet protected? Gnbghjh

Our Learning Hub recently received this email from a preschool. We’re not sure that the preschool knows they have sent the message yet. From the content we guess they have been in touch with us before or had ECA’s Learning Hub in their contact list, which is nice to know. The message shows certain skills too. Cap lock had been deployed […]

Six questions parents ask about children and digital media

Are screen-based media ‘bad’ for my child? Will too much screen time affect my child’s social skills? A new UK report by University of Edinburgh academic, Lydia Plowman, and colleague, Jonathan Hancock, responds to six questions parents and educators most want answered. Readable, informed and clear-eyed Six questions that parents ask about children’s use of digital media was […]

Babies and smart phones

In some circles smart phones are the new car keys. They are fascinating distractions handed to babies and toddlers while parents finish a sentence, wait on a queue, click children into car seats. Recent media coverage has brought attention to children under one year of age using smart phones and tablets. It highlights how quickly […]

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