Many are familiar with the picture book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise.
In case you are not familiar or need a refresher, here is a link to the story:
It is a lovely bedtime story, rhythmical and calming. Originally published in the late 1940s, and still selling strong today, millions of children have enjoyed the simple tale. It is a classic.
And then came a parody, Goodnight iPad. Amusingly written by “Ann Droyd” the book is awesome.
When I (Yiola) first read the book I laughed and laughed and laughed. It is witty and clever while successfully maintaining the rhythm of the original. It is a powerful message for 21st century learners: know when to unplug!
Here is a link to the book.
Or for a flashier, more techy version, check out this link:
From the 1940s to today… the images and ideas that need a ‘good night’ have changed drastically but a child’s wonder and desire to stay up has stayed the same.
I like how the traditional genre of the picture book captures the power of technology in our society so beautifully. A classic communication tool.
I plan to use this text as a closure piece on Technology Day next term.
“Goodnight gadgets everywhere”