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iDocument: How Smartphones and Tablets are Changing Documentation in Preschool and Primary Classrooms
Young Children
  • William A. Parnell, Portland State University
  • Jackie Bartlett
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  • Electronic portfolios in education,
  • Parent participation in early childhood education,
  • Educational technology -- Research,
  • Digital media,
  • Smartphones,
  • Mobile computing
The article discusses the use of smartphones and other digital technology devices in early childhood education as a means of documenting students' daily progress and integrating it into online portfolios. It addresses the benefits of including parents in education through educational blogs and other online resources. The authors suggest tips for effective digital documentation and mobile technology usage. Other topics explored include interpreting children's learning, reaffirming children as learners, and addressing the limitations of handheld technology.

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Parnell, W., & Bartlett, J. (2012). iDocument: How smartphones and tablets are changing documentation in preschool and primary classrooms. Young Children, 67(3), 50-59.