This chapter examines a young child’s use of digital technologies to search the Web at home and at preschool. Conversation analysis of social interactions that occurred during the Web searching informs our consideration of similarities and differences evident between the child’s digital activities in the two settings. The comparison establishes that the child’s social interaction with adults at home and at preschool situated him rather differently and, consequently, that different opportunities for digital technology use were produced. Our findings highlight the necessity for young children to participate effectively in the varying practices with digital technology that homes and preschools may provide.
|Title of host publication||Digital childhoods|
|Subtitle of host publication||Technologies and children’s everyday lives|
|Editors||S. Danby, M. Fleer, C. Davidson, M. Hatzigianni|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 04 Apr 2018|
|Name||International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development|