Tech in the Early Years
Author Profile: Carisa Kluver
Carisa Kluver, MSW, has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington. and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. She worked as a school counselor, health educator and researcher in maternal and child health for over a decade before founding the app review site Digital-Storytime.com and the blog, The Digital Media Diet. She has reviewed hundreds of enhanced book apps, as well as writing and researching about literacy, kids and the evolving digital publishing industry.
Excerpt from Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning
Understanding the issues of access and choosing content is part of any traditional library role, although the details are more complex and harder to research for digital materials. But shifting the focus from the device to the engagement of the users (with each other) is a revolution in the making – a change in the basic question we ask of ourselves as professionals. This revolution may lead us to dramatically different answers in the future; so being active during this digital age transformation is essential for librarians. And what better place can there be, than the 21st century library to broadcast this message? We hope it will be one that is widely received and carried deeply into the fabric of all our institutions, beginning with the public libraries.
From Chapter 16, Access, Content & Engagement:How Children’s Librarians Support Early Learning in the Digital
Read all of Carisa’s blog posts on The Digital Media Diet