- Schools need to embrace new technologies, such as iPads, and use this resource to enhance meaning making in early childhood literacy
- Incorporates ‘child initiated play’ into literacy learning
- Effective alternative to text based literacy learning practices, specifically in contexts of low SES and high ESL student
- Oral language is critical and will have an impact on reading comprehension
- Young children have an invisible backpack filled with a wide range of multiliterate practices
- Literacy development is a social and cultural practice
- “Making texts talk means learning to speak a texts thematic patterns” [Lemke, 1989, cited in Jones, M. 2012, p.55] In other words, students learn about language structure by actively creating texts.
- iPads provide explicit scaffolding
- Increases engagement and motivation
Jones, M. (2012), ipads and kindergarten- students literacy development, SCAN, 31(4), 31-40.