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Roundtable Discussion: Teaching with Games, Part 2

…Husoy teaches English and Social Science at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary School in Bergen, Norway and is a teacher-instructor and advisor for the Norwegian Centre for Information and Communication Technology in Education.   Sandhya Nankani is a children’s media producer who has created content and narrative design for “educational” games, including the recently launched World Rescue, inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals….

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Roundtable Discussion: Teaching with Games, Part 1

…r Husøy teaches English and social science at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary School in Bergen, Norway and is a teacher-instructor and advisor for the Norwegian Centre for Information and Communication Technology in Education. Sandhya Nankani is a children’s media producer who creates content and narrative designs for educational games, including the recently launched “World Rescue”, inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  …

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The Aprendiendo Juntos Council Welcomes New Voices

…with technology. As one of the few people of color in a publishing house, Sandhya Nankani wondered how she could bring multicultural material to children in meaningful ways. She started Literary Safari, an independent content production and curation company that is committed to projects that promote literacy while celebrating diversity and multicultural literature. One of Literary Safari’s apps, Dentist Bird, is an interactive book app based on a…

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Diversity in Apps Launches New Initiative

Earlier this year, Sandhya Nankani, founder of Literary Safari, wrote a blog post for our site about the need for more diversity in kids’ apps. As often happens when an important idea bubbles to the surface, a movement has been born. Sandhya tells us the blog post sparked a great deal of conversation, and an interdisciplinary group of producers, publishers, educators, and academics has just launched a new initiative called “Diversity in Apps” tha…

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White House Conference Focuses on Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Media

…highlights of research and recommendations from the conference.   Sandhya Nankani is the founder of Literary Safari, which curates, produces, and publishes quality content that celebrates literacy, global learning, diversity, including its award-winning children’s literacy and storytelling apps—Dentist Bird: A West African Folktale and HangArt. Born and raised in Ghana, India, and the United States, Sandhya is also a co-founder of the coalition D…

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Mind the (Diversity) Gap in Kids’ Digital Media

…and awareness from We Need Diverse Books. Now let’s get to work, shall we? Sandhya Nankani is the founder of Literary Safari , an Indie publisher and content developer which develops K-12 print and interactive content that aligns to 21st century skills and standards and the Common Core. Literary Safari recently published Dentist Bird: A West African Folktale, the first in its series of global folktale-inspired game-rich book apps that are designed…

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Walking the Diversity Talk

…diversityinapps.com and join us. Kabir Seth (co-founder Storied Myth ) are Sandhya Nankani (founder, Literary Safari) are founding members of Diversity in Apps. Diversity in Apps is an interdisciplinary coalition committed to discuss the state of diversity in the children’s media industry, best practices, and the connection between child development and access to diverse and inclusive content. Join us at Facebook , Twitter , or sign-up for our mai…

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Diversity in Children’s Media Matters

…usiasm of the Diversity in Apps co-founders, Kabir Seth (Storied Myth) and Sandhya Nankani (Literary Safari). In addition, the knowledge of the panel and the takeaways from the discussion were highly valuable. For example, panelists suggested thinking about issues of diversity early on in the process—even as early as hiring decisions—as well as making sure that production and design teams deeply engage with the communities they are designing for i…

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What Toy Makers Are Doing About Gender and Diversity

Last week, Sandhya Nankani wrote about the White House Conference on gender and diversity in toys. Here she describes the toy industry’s efforts to break down existing stereotypes and create new narratives that empower girls.   The toy world is abuzz with the recent launch of the newest Barbie doll, modeled after Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. The doll is a part of Barbie’s Sheroes collecti…

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A Checklist for Evaluating Diverse Children’s Media

…aluating Apps and New Media for Young Children: A Rubric. Thanks go out to Sandhya Nankani (Literary Safari), Amy Kraft (Monkey Bar Collective), J. Elizabeth Mills (University of Washington), Tamara Kaldor (TEC Center at Erikson Institute), Kevin Clark, Ph.D. (Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity, George Mason University), Chip Donohue, Ph.D. (TEC Center at Erikson Institute), Warren Buckleitner (Children’s Technology Review), Carissa…