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Abstract

Technology is increasingly part of the lives of young children. This article explores the role of technology to support and advance literacy development in kindergarten. Relevant studies support the use and effectiveness of computers in early childhood, when the software is designed and used in ways that address children's developmental needs. Topics discussed include use of technology for literacy in play and exploration, hypertext and electronic books to support emergent readers, integrating technology in the classroom, and the value of IT in the inclusion classroom.

Keywords

Literacy Young children Early childhood Reading Writing Inclusion classroom Kindergarten 

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© Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judy Van Scoter
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwest Regional LaboratoryPortlandUSA

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