+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, 5 Year Old See Ipad For First Time in Technical; Via Learning with 'e's: Don't be surprised To me this shows what the (to coin a phrase) 'net generation' in ...
  1. #1

    russdev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,915
    Thank Post
    708
    Thanked 549 Times in 364 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    204

    5 Year Old See Ipad For First Time

    Via Learning with 'e's: Don't be surprised

    To me this shows what the (to coin a phrase) 'net generation' in the fact they can pick up device and start using it...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT4EbM7dCMs

  2. #2

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    10,986
    Thank Post
    850
    Thanked 2,653 Times in 2,253 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    764
    To be fair any five year old even one from 30 years ago would probably be fine with new tech, its the fear and lack of experimentation that holds people back. Young children are naturally curious and so have no such issues to hold them back.

  3. Thanks to SYNACK from:

    RabbieBurns (27th June 2011)

  4. #3

    GrumbleDook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Posts
    9,921
    Thank Post
    1,332
    Thanked 1,773 Times in 1,100 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    593
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    To be fair any five year old even one from 30 years ago would probably be fine with new tech, its the fear and lack of experimentation that holds people back. Young children are naturally curious and so have no such issues to hold them back.
    And in the process of preparing them for adulthood this is frequently lost as we try to help them learn how to build structure in their life.

    Does this mean that most of us are just big kids at heart?

  5. #4
    pscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tiverton
    Posts
    305
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    The be fair though, he states that she loves playing with his iPhone, so it's not her first encounter with iOS which is very very similar between the 2 devices.

    It's like saying it's amazing I can use a new computer because it's my first encounter, it still the same Windows/Mac/linux that I've used before just in a different box....

  6. #5

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    10,986
    Thank Post
    850
    Thanked 2,653 Times in 2,253 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    764
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Does this mean that most of us are just big kids at heart?
    If the surround sound gameing chair fits

  7. #6

    Hightower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cloud 9
    Posts
    4,920
    Thank Post
    494
    Thanked 690 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    241
    I'm not impressed by it at all to be honest. My niece uses the laptop in a similar way and she's 3 so a similar age. Whether you give a kid an iPad or a slate and some chalk they are going to have a play around and see what it does.

  8. Thanks to Hightower from:

    RabbieBurns (27th June 2011)

  9. #7
    Pete10141748's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,356
    Thank Post
    104
    Thanked 220 Times in 130 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    Agreed, it's not an "amazing" video but what it is is a good video to show that often we adults think children are less-able than they really are.

    Most adults tend to fear the unknown, preferring to stick to what they do know, often claiming they are "too old" to learn some new piece of tech, or they "like the way they do it now" which usually just means they either can't be bothered to put the effort into learning a new device, or are actual fearful of it (I've encountered several adults older than I who are afraid of "breaking the computer" so they would rather not use it). I tended to find that those types of people were the "I tried it once, it broke, so I'm never using it again" types.

    To children, the unknown is a wonderful mystery that they can't wait to explore and widen their world with, they go at it without fear or prejudice. They don't immediately mock or slate a new thing based on past experiences. They don't consider "What if?..." and instead just dive in and start playing.

  10. #8
    Disease's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,079
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 70 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    56
    Agreed and to be honest if she has played with the Iphone the Ipad would be nothing new to her, just larger. I am pretty sure you could teach a 5 year old to use a laptop just as intuitively, My 5 year old daughter was playing around with powerpoint and embedding videos and music into it.

  11. #9

    Hightower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cloud 9
    Posts
    4,920
    Thank Post
    494
    Thanked 690 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    241
    Everyone keeps saying 5 year old but I'm sure the article is about a 2 year old?

  12. #10
    Pete10141748's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,356
    Thank Post
    104
    Thanked 220 Times in 130 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    I think the confusion came from the title of the youtube video which says something like "first time a 2.5year old sees an iPad" or something

  13. #11
    Disease's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,079
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 70 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    56
    The confusion comes from Russdev's title which says 5 year old. You could always give him neg rep for confusing people :P

  14. #12
    contink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,791
    Thank Post
    303
    Thanked 327 Times in 233 Posts
    Rep Power
    118
    2 year old? Chrimbs... my son was 15 months when he brute forced my iPhone pin, sent a random facebook status and phoned the house phone... not all at once granted but it really didn't take long...

    Open mind and a total lack of the "this could cost a fortune(money or time) if I mess up" are all that are required...

    As a parent and self-employed (12+ focused hours working a day) nutter (there's no other word for it!) I now recognise why so many other adults don't have the luxury of that mindset but it's really the best learning approach going..

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. ipad games for 6 - 7 year old..
    By mikegayle in forum Gaming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th November 2010, 06:21 AM
  2. Must be that time of year again!
    By AndrewC in forum Gaming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th October 2010, 10:10 AM
  3. Best Time Of The Year.
    By russdev in forum General Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 13th September 2007, 08:37 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •