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ARTIFACTS AS A NATURAL PART OF THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
For many children the use of technology in school has a high status and they often choose ICT activities before other kinds of activities. This is a problem for many nurseries because there has to be some system for turn taking at the desktop computer. The best way of getting around these problems is to make technology an integrated part of the activities at the pre-school. It is essential that one avoid giving ICT an extraordinary status, using it as a reward or talking about it as something exclusive. Instead some pre-schools set a great example by developing a more unstructured and free approach to the usage of ICT.
Instead of making a turn taking list for computer usage some Swedish nurseries have a card system for choosing different activities. In the morning children just place the card at the activity the want to do.