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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Introduction On August 3, 2010, my wife and I hauled two enormous suitcases onto the Blue Line subway train headed for O’Hare International Airport. After we hustled our heavy bags into seats, I checked to make sure we had our tickets, and then I took a moment to catch my breath. As I did so, I could not help but notice the three consecutive rows of people reading from e-readers. Ironically, as I sat at Starbucks writing this introduction, I was interrupted by a woman who held out her iPad and asked if I could help her buy and download an e-book. Together we navigated the online store to get her set up. Immediately after this conversation, a man and his daughter next to me opened a laptop and began video chatting with an individual. Moments like these remind me of how tech- nology has become woven into our everyday lives. The ways in which we gather and share information—in our personal lives and in teaching—has changed in remarkable ways in the past fifteen years. When I began teaching, I knew that technology could be used as an amazing tool to support children’s growth and development. I began exploring the possibilities by thinking outside the box and simply experimenting with various technologies. The results were exciting and motivating. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL xix