Wednesday, August 13, 2008

For few years now when talking to early years practitioners and school leaders about ICT in the early years and the entitlement of children learn in an environment that reflects and builds on their real life experiences I’ve talked about the normality of the ICT the children are immediately immersed in.

I’ve given the examples of the birth photo distributed by mobile phone, the web cam video conferencing, automatic doors, controllable toys in Mothercare and toys’r’us, computers in the home, in fact the technology we have observed developing but they are born into.Some have called these children digital natives.

As they grow and use normal ICT tools these young people (and ourselves) are leaving digital tracks, some they don’t know about and increasingly they need to be aware of this, to take control of and manage their digital foot print.

Today the Digital Natives Blog entry
Digital Shadows on this theme includes a video Digital Dossier worth looking at and sharing with educators and young people.

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