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NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PRESCHOOL MARKET By Jinny Gudmundsen Editor, ComputingWithKids.com Kid Tech Columnist, USA Today.com and the Gannett News Service. 2005 PBS READY TO LEARN SUMMER INSTITUTE: TECHNOLGY USE IN PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS. ENTRY POINTS ARE CHANGING. New Peripherals for Computer Use

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2005 pbs ready to learn summer institute technolgy use in preschool classrooms

NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PRESCHOOL MARKETBy Jinny GudmundsenEditor, ComputingWithKids.comKid Tech Columnist, USA Today.com and the Gannett News Service

2005 PBS READY TO LEARN SUMMER INSTITUTE: TECHNOLGY USE IN PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS

entry points are changing
ENTRY POINTS ARE CHANGING
  • New Peripherals for Computer Use
  • New “Plug and Play” Gaming Systems
  • DVD Interactive Games
  • Interactive Book Readers
new peripherals for computer use
New Peripherals for Computer Use
  • Comfy Easy PC
  • Microphone
    • JumpStart Reading with Karaoke
comfy easy pc
Comfy Easy PC
  • An interactive keyboard for 1-3 year olds
  • Child driven and completely responsive to any touch
  • Locks child out of parent’s computer
  • Comes with software called “First Steps”
  • Additional software is available that expands play age to 5 years old
jumpstart reading with karaoke
JumpStart Reading With Karaoke
  • Uses music to motivate young children to read
  • They learn words so that they can read the karaoke words to songs
  • Kids can record their singing
  • Software uses the microphone is other innovative ways
new plug and play gaming systems
New “Plug and Play” Gaming Systems
  • Leapster L-Max Learning Game System
  • VSmile Pocket Learning System
  • ION Educational Gaming System (available this fall)
leapster l max learning game system
Leapster L-Max Learning Game System
  • Handheld Educational Gaming System
  • Can connect to the TV for big screen effect
  • Dual screen experience--where

video on TV is different from what appears on handheld screen.

vsmile pocket learning system
VSmile Pocket Learning System
  • Handheld Educational Gaming System
  • Plays left- or right-handed
  • Can connect to TV for big screen effect
ion educational gaming system
ION Educational Gaming System
  • Uses video camera to capture child’s movements
  • Child controls the game by moving their whole body- they become the controller
  • Educational
  • [available in Fall 2005]
dvd interactive games
DVD Interactive Games
  • Read with Me DVD!
interactive book readers
Interactive Book Readers
  • LeapPad
    • Kids use stylus to operate
    • Large library
  • Power Touch
    • Kids use finger to operate
    • Smaller library
jinny s reviews can be found at
Jinny’s Reviews Can Be Found at:
  • www.ComputingWithKids.com
  • www.USAToday.com(Tech Section Columnist)
  • Gannett Newspapers
  • www.CommonSenseMedia.org
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