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  1. 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

  2. ENTRY POINTS ARE CHANGING • New Peripherals for Computer Use • New “Plug and Play” Gaming Systems • DVD Interactive Games • Interactive Book Readers

  3. New Peripherals for Computer Use • Comfy Easy PC • Microphone • JumpStart Reading with Karaoke

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. New “Plug and Play” Gaming Systems • Leapster L-Max Learning Game System • VSmile Pocket Learning System • ION Educational Gaming System (available this fall)

  7. 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.

  8. VSmile Pocket Learning System • Handheld Educational Gaming System • Plays left- or right-handed • Can connect to TV for big screen effect

  9. 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]

  10. DVD Interactive Games • Read with Me DVD!

  11. Interactive Book Readers • LeapPad • Kids use stylus to operate • Large library • Power Touch • Kids use finger to operate • Smaller library

  12. Jinny’s Reviews Can Be Found at: • www.ComputingWithKids.com • www.USAToday.com(Tech Section Columnist) • Gannett Newspapers • www.CommonSenseMedia.org

  13. Contact Informationfor Jinny Gudmundsen • Email:Gudmundsen@aol.com • Phone:703 444-9005