This chapter contributes understandings of digitally mediated mteract1ons m early childhood classrooms. Ethnomethodological and conversation analysis approaches are used to analyse a video-recorded episode of children and teacher composing an email in a preschool classroom. In their talk we find how the teacher directs the children to what counts procedurally, such as the components of an email, and the teacher's moral work m producing a culturally correct fom1 of personal communication. Such considerations of situated examples can encourage investigations of digital practices that extend beyond operational skills to broader understandings of digital practices as cultural and situated activities.
|Title of host publication||Understanding digital technologies and young children|
|Subtitle of host publication||An international perspective|
|Editors||Susanne Garvis, Narelle Lemon|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, UK|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|