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How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books outlines effective ways of using digital books in early years and primary classrooms, and specifies the educational potential of using digital books and apps in physical spaces and virtual communities. With a particular focus on apps and personalised reading, Natalia Kucirkova combines theory and practice to argue that personalised reading is only truly personalised when it is created or co-created by reading communities. Divided into two parts, Part I suggests criteria to evaluate the educational quality of digital books and practical strategies for their use in the classroom. Specific attention is paid to the ways in which digital books can support individual children’s strengths and difficulties, digital literacies, language and communication skills. Part II explores digital books created by children, their caregivers, teachers and librarians, and Kucirkova also offers insights into how smart toys, tangibles and augmented/virtual reality tools can enrich children’s reading for pleasure. How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books is of interest to an international readership ranging from trainee or established teachers to MA level students and researchers, as well as designers, librarians and publishers. All are inspired to approach children’s reading on and with screens with an agentic perspective of creating and sharing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. List of figures
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. 1. Introduction
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  1. 2. Summary of research on children’s digital books
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  1. 3. Children’s digital books: where to find them and how to evaluate them
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  1. 4. Using digital books to support children’s language and literacies
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  1. 5. Using digital books to support individual children
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  1. 6. Children as authors of digital books
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  1. 7. Teachers as authors of children’s digital books
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  1. 8. Parents as authors of children’s digital books
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  1. 9. Digital libraries and library management systems
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  1. 10. Innovative approaches to support personalised multimedia story-making
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. References
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787353473
Related ISBN
9781787353480
MARC Record
OCLC
1078637155
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-14
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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