Monthly Archives: October 2019

Alexa, Let’s Work on Your Communication Skills

by Erin Beneteau
October 21, 2019

As a speech-language pathologist, I am fascinated with how humans and voice interfaces (such as Amazon’s Echo, “Alexa”) communicate with each other. I was fortunate to be a member of a research team based at the University of Washington, in which we recruited 10 diverse families to incorporate an Amazon … 







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Powerful Ideas About Young Children and Technology: Thoughts from Thought Leaders

by Chip Donohue
October 15, 2019

Let me set the scene. You’ve been invited to a roundtable conversation with 17 international thought leaders working at the intersection of child development, early learning and children’s media. As you look around the table, you see influential early childhood educators, researchers, academics, pediatricians, children’s media producers, advocates and policy … 







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Ruff Family Science: Using Media to Support Multi-Generational Science Learning

by Lisa Hamanaka Ellsworth
October 9, 2019

Asha and her 6-year-old daughter, Zara, take deep breaths and blow onto the sails of their sail cars. The cars roll away…quickly at first before slowing to a stop. Zara cheers and exclaims, “I won! Mine went farthest!” Asha agrees and asks, “What was your prediction?” Zara reflects and grabs … 







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