New Technologies and How these Might Affect Child Development Recently, a video went viral where a toddler attempted to interact with a magazine as though it were an iPad . The toddler put her hands on the open magazine and attempted to “flip” the pages by dragging a finger across the magazine’s glossy surface. The toddler became increasingly frustrated when the magazine failed to do what she expected, and the images she saw remained constant instead of changing at her request. We are all surrounded with new technology every day. Parents have to evaluate how technology can affect their children, especially when such technology has recently been introduced to adults and we are not entirely sure what the effects will be on children. As a...The end:
.....read as are the words contained therein. By replacing these books with tablets, we might cause children to re-define their love for books in different ways. I think it is appropriate to supplement these books with tablet technologies, but I feel as though that little girl who does not know how a printed page works has lost out on something essential. Works Cited Bellanca , James and Brandt, Ron. 21st Century Skills: Rethinking how Students Learn. Solution Tree, Boston, MA. 2010. Crayola . “Color Studio HD.” Retrieved from http://www.griffintechnology.com/crayola/colorstudiohd. Jan 27,2012. Raghava KK. “Shake up your story.” TED: Ideas worth Spreading. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/raghava_kk_shake_up_your_story.html. Jan 27, 2011.