Monthly Archives: January 2019

What’s Past is Prologue: A Review of The New Childhood

by Paul Darvasi
January 30, 2019

I must confess, I’d never given much thought to the origin of sandboxes. I played in them, my kids play in them, and so I just assumed that children have been building crumbling castles and holes to China since time immemorial. After reading Jordan Shapiro’s The New Childhood: Raising Kids … 







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Calling All Teachers!

by Administrator
January 29, 2019

Do you use immersive media like AR or VR with students in 1st through 8th grade? Are you interested, but haven’t been able to try it out yet? Or are these technologies not for you? The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop would like to know more about teachers’ … 







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Modern Family Life Should Include Opportunities to Connect Through Digital Play

by Jordan Shapiro
January 16, 2019

So many of today’s parents complain that their children spend too much time staring at “addictive screens.” According to the grownups, kids never want to do anything else and therefore, they’re losing out on the real joy of childhood. But the statistics tell a different story. On average, today’s kids … 







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A Vision for VR in Classrooms in 10 Years

by Lisa Castaneda
January 9, 2019

Before the Future of Childhood: Immersive Media and Child Development salon took place in November 2018, we invited experts to share their visions about the ways VR and AR might impact childhood 10 years from now. Lisa Castaneda, Co-Founder and CEO of foundry10, shares an optimistic view of VR’s potential … 







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Remembering 2018 and Looking Forward to an Exciting Year Ahead

by Catherine Jhee
January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with loved ones, and that you are as rested and ready to take on new opportunities and challenges in 2019 as we are! As we begin the new year, we wanted to take some time to reflect … 







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