ICT FRIGHTENING FOR CHIDREN?

A new report shows that computers and digital cameras are present in the majority of kindergartens in Norway, but many kindergartens are reluctant to let the children use them.

According to the Curriculum for kindergarten, content and tasks should be in a way that children experience digital tools as a source of play, communication and retrieval of knowledge. However, the report that takes the pulse of the use of digital tools in Norwegian kindergartens, shows that ICT tools are not available for children, or that they are not used creatively, even if the tools are in place in many nursery. Two of the three kindergarten gives children access to the PC, and three out of four makes digital camera available for the children while only three percent of the nursery staff to ensure that children can use ICT to create sound, illustrations and animations. This ?suggests that the creative use of digital tools are quite absent,” concludes the report.

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